Yellow Star Food Products Ltd

Yellow Star Food Products Ltd

Yellow Star Food Products Ltd Business in agriculture & food processing Name business: Yellow Star Food Products Ltd Entrepreneur: Florence Okot Sector: Agriculture & food processing Country: Uganda Finance need: 537,000 USD Yellow Star Food Products Ltd was founded in 1997 and registered in 2014, and produces nutritive cassava flour, soya bean flour for children and adults, soya paste and ground nuts. Other products include a mixture of soya, millet flour and soya with maize or rice. These products are organically processed and tested at every level to ensure quality. The company sources input from contracted women groups and groups of farmers that are closely monitored and supported, and to which by-products are returned as animal feeds. Yellow Star has sales contracts with 4 supermarkets (Shoprite, Nakumat, Quality and Capital) and also sells to schools, orphanages, church organizations and individuals. Each morning they bring around orders using their own delivery van. The business currently rents most of the processing facilities and wants to establish its own processing plant as well as a larger facility for storage and packaging. The development of the facility has already started and additional finance is needed to complete the building and to cover initial working capital. Go back to the Women in Business page Go to the complete entrepreneur portfolio Would you like to know more about this business? Contact...
STINA

STINA

STINA Business in agriculture Name business: STINA Entrepreneur: Christine Nantambi Sector: Agriculture Country: Uganda Finance need: 122,000 USD Year of establishment: 2012 Stina Enterprises Limited was established and incorporated in Uganda in May 2012. Its primary business is producing, packaging, marketing and distribution of shell eggs with a brand of Stina Table Egg. It also sells off layers and chicken by­products. It constitutes a commercial poultry farm that involves full­-time labor and is geared towards producing on economies of scale. It also has training activities that cultivates farmers and the community. Stina’s goal is to become one of the top 10 egg companies and the leader in the grading, marketing and distribution of quality and healthy fresh shell eggs in East Africa whilst promoting egg co­operatives in Uganda. Go back to the Women in Business page Go to the complete entrepreneur portfolio Would you like to know more about this business? Contact...
UGASOY

UGASOY

UGASOY Business in Agriculture Name business: UGASOY Entrepreneur: Cissy Kityo Mutuluuza Sector: Agriculture Country: Uganda Finance needed: USD 972,019 UGASOY is a new business unit established by JOMA Investments, a poultry business managed by Cissy Kityo.  UGASOY processes soybeans to provide quality and affordable soya proteins in soybean meals, soya protein concentrate and soybean oil (as a byproduct). The products are sold to feed processors, poultry farmers and the food industry through supply chain contracts and a network of agents. A total amount of USD 972,019 is needed for assets and working capital to start operations. Assets needed include machinery for soybean processing, oil refinery, vehicles, generator, office and furniture and hardware. Land and buildings worth $210,000 are already available but need to be modified. Working capital required for the first phase will mainly be for transport and installing equipment, purchase of soybeans, paying salaries and other operational costs. The business is expected to make a net profit from the first months onwards. Go back to the Women in Business page Go to the complete entrepreneur portfolio Would you like to know more about this business? Contact...
M-AHWIII Ltd

M-AHWIII Ltd

M-AHWIII Ltd Business in Agriculture & IT services Name business: M-AHWIII Ltd Entrepreneur: Lilian Umwintwali Sector: Agriculture & IT Services Country: Rwanda Finance need: 500,000 USD Year of establishment: 2011 M-AHWIII Ltd is a software development firm in the business of offering clients quick and affordable IT services through mobile and web-based applications that are developed to meet their needs. M-AHWIII Ltd was founded in June 2011 and is driven by Lilian’s passion for IT integration to achieve development and real-life solutions to the problems and challenges clients face in their efforts to make the world a better place. Go back to the Women in Business page Go to the complete entrepreneur portfolio Would you like to know more about this business? Contact...
Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE)

Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE)

Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE) Business in Health Education & Products Name business: Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE) Entrepreneur: Elisabeth Sharp Sector: Health education & products Country: Rwanda Website: www.sheinnovates.com As 18% of the women in Rwanda miss out on over 50 days of school or work due to a lack of menstrual pads, SHE decided it was time for a change. SHE is a social for-profit entity in Rwanda that produces affordable menstrual pads while at the same time providing health education and advocacy for girls and women. Elisabeth Sharp and her team use a US patented production process to transform fibres from banana trees into the “fluff” needed for menstrual pads. SHE already has two commitments that will purchase their products in bulk; one of which is the UNHCR asking more than 6,000 packs per month. To accomplish this, Elisabeth Sharp and her team would need to increase production which currently stands at 3,000 pads per month. To meet the demand, SHE needs to purchase more machines to create an extra 150 pads per day per machine. Go back to the investor trip page. Would you like to know more about this business? Contact...