“I got to learn about the Sahara impact fund through a friend. The link was sent to me and I looked through the form. I knew I met all the criteria listed in the form, so I filled the form, submitted and waited.
When they reached out to me, my excitement knew no bound. Being part of the fellowship changed everything for me. It was a year long Social innovator program and mentorship. The things I learnt, the mentors I met, the relationships built is so valuable. The things I learnt in areas of business skills, sustainability of a social enterprise, networking skills, evaluation skills, investment readiness, building a portfolio, how to keep business networks etc changed how I run my company and the impact has been really amazing. One of the highlights of the fellowship year was having the opportunity to meet the CEO of Sahara group and listening to him share principles that work in real time business environment especially in social enterprise. At the end of the fellowship year, I went home with various awards including the Financial sustainability award.