Episode 06: Antoine de Mirbeck and Rédouane el Haloui fill a hidden gap with a rapidly growing “Uber Freight” in Casablanca, Morocco

Antoine de Mirbeck and Redouane el Haloui founded @peecoopcom in 2020 but have known each other for years. Peecoop is a free mobile application based out of Casablanca, Morocco, which allows you to quickly find and geolocate a scooter, a mini Honda, or a pick-up to transport all your goods; your “Uber Freight,” if you will.

Peecoop now has more than 1,000 verified “peecoopers” who are currently referenced and deployed in Greater Casablanca to respond to all your requests without you having to move from where you are.

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Episode 05: Rosemary Kwofie and Edward Neequaye use Built Accounting to democratize prosperity, making digitalization indeed an inclusive advantage for micro-enterprises throughout Africa

Rosemary Kwofie and Edward Neequaye met at University in Ghana and founded @Built Accounting in 2016. They participated in the 2019 round of the @afidba, a multidisciplinary, multi-stakeholder, international, and bilingual program dedicated to the inclusive, digital, and sustainable economic growth in continental Africa, in partnership with @positive planet international.

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Episode 04: Florence Bassono and Faso Attiéké

Faso Attiéké produces fresh and dried cassava couscous (attiéké). The company produced 542 tonnes of attiéké in 2019 and currently employs 50 full-time employees. Florence Bassono founded the company in 2015 after being stopped at the border. She was forbidden to bring attiéké into her community in Burkina Faso, an essential piece of their diet. She now works with 500 small-scale cassava farmers. They’ve differentiated themselves from the competitors through the quality of their products and their brand image. Faso Attiéké’s is having a tremendous impact on the community. By creating over 50 full-time jobs, providing sustainable income to over 500 local farmers and 200+ female cassava collectors, Florence’s presence goes far beyond the kitchen.

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Episode 03: Fanta Mone and Malaika’s Garden redefine happiness in education for mothers and children in Burkina Faso

Fanta Mone founded Malaika’s Garden schools in 2015. She is, first and foremost, a mother. Always smiling, she is very attentive to the needs of the children she welcomes daily. Fanta is a passionate entrepreneur who is constantly looking for solutions to ensure a suitable and quality education for many children. She wants to support parents in making the new generations “grow and shine.”

She joins us today with a fellow mother and English teacher at the school, Mrs. Traore, to help translate this conversation in real-time.

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Episode 02: Yaye Helene Ndiaye and Kitambaa address the social inequalities that arise without an infrastructure that considers feminine hygiene needs

Kitambaa, which symbolizes and evokes ‘dignity’ in Swahili, aims to provide young African girls and women of childbearing age with washable pads that meet their hygienic needs to enable them to go to school and so to participate equitably in national development. By reducing the upheavals caused – in their education and their lives – by their periods and the lack of accessibility to disposable hygiene products and adequate infrastructure, Kitambaa provides an ecologically and financially sustainable solution while answering her community social needs.

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Episode 01: Yaye Souadou Fall and E-Cover work to reverse the effects of mass rubber pollution in Dakar through eco-friendly upcycling

E-cover aims to solve the problem of ​​waste management in Africa by upcycling in an eco-friendly way in order to create marketable resources.

Mbeubeuss is an open-air landfill in the capital of Senegal, Dakar. This landfill exposes the entire city to many fumes and filth every day, leaving all surrounding communities to live in dire conditions. There are such limited options for them that they are forced to find ways to extract iron and steel contained in the tire waste and resell it. They are exposed to illnesses such as pneumonia, mycosis, and cancer. Surrounding communities have voiced complaints with little to no response.

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