Meet our Mrsceonaija’s budding Entrepreneurs funds (MBEF) Winners and their businesses.
Passion begets purpose. We are entrepreneurs , we are passionate about improving the lives of children, youths and females through various empowerment programs. This is the main reason we introduced Mrsceonaija’s Budding Entrepreneurs’ funds as an enabler for other entrepreneurs to expand or start their ideas.
We came, we saw, we conquered as several entries were reviewed before making the final selection of these three winners. Thanks to our credible selection panel for reviewing all the entries painstakingly.
Our three winners have received their cash awards of N100,000 each and this is what they have been up to. We look forward to sharing more good news from them in the future.
- Chichi Eriobu.
Idea: Local and international retail of Ukwa. Breadfruit (ukwa) is a kind of food that contains a high variety of protein. It is commonly found in the eastern part of Nigeria though more available during the rainy than dry seasons.
It is the kind of meal best suited for anyone, especially diabetic patients, and there is no overdose on consumption. In this era where a lot of people require a little improvement to their diet plan, breadfruit is highly recommended, both for those who have had its experience, and those who haven’t.
Location: Lagos. Phase: Start up phase.
2. Fatima Mohammed Allahnanan
Idea: The idea is a smoothie business where Fatima intends to blend fresh fruits of people’s choice in a smoothie machine and serve them in a dome cup with a straw. The fruits include kiwi, banana, pineapple, oranges, strawberry, cucumber, paw paw etc. It varies and depends on customers’ taste, which is an advantage. It is made just as the customers want it!
In Fatima’s words, ‘My target is vast but primarily students because my idea is to situate it at a university area. My secondary target is the residential people at that area, visitors, tourists, organizations and others’
Location: Nasarawa. Phase: Idea and research phase.
3. Emmanuel Oyebanji:
Idea: Smoke / dried catfish. Catfish will be smoked and well packaged for sales.
Primary targets – hotels, bars restaurants, fast food eateries, companies, schools.
Secondary target – households, individuals, retailers.
Location: Lagos. Stage of business: < one year.
Keep shining MBEFers!
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