Botswana: Olebogile Osetse

“I have overcome these challenges with the help of the entrepreneurship trainings” In 2014, I met Gender Links for the first time and right from the start they took me through entrepreneurship trainings which I enjoyed and have benefitted from. With the help of the trainings I have been able to provide for myself and […]

September 20, 2018 Themes: Business | Entrepreneurship Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana: Mable Dintle Lebekwe

“I feel more at peace, emotionally” In the year 2013 I met with Gender Links and they put us in entrepreneurship training to help us prepare our business plans. They taught us the different types of business along with the need for business. They went on to teach us that by starting our own businesses […]

September 20, 2018 Themes: Business | Entrepreneurship Programs: Protocol @ work

Zimbabwe: Ester Msindo

“My success in business has helped me appreciate myself and to believe that l can become a well-known business woman.” – Ester Msindo. Ester Msindo encountered Gender Links (GL) in July 2014 at Zvimba Rural District Council offices. When she met the GL staff for the first time, she was amazed by how they were […]

September 20, 2018 Themes: Business | Drivers of Change | Entrepreneurship Programs: Protocol @ work

Zimbabwe: Sibongile Moyo

Entrepreneur par excellence My husband abused me emotionally and it affected my well-being. He was working in South Africa and he rarely sent money home and when he did he would send as little as R 500. I struggled to survive with my child since my eldest child had also left for South Africa. It […]

Mauritius: Ms Bhurdool

The best experience that Ms Bhurdool has had with Gender Links (GL) has been the enriching and powerful lessons received from the village workshops she has attended. Bhurdool has been attending the workshops of GL since long and believes that these have helped her a great deal in becoming what she is today as she […]

September 19, 2018 Themes: Entrepreneurship | Feminism | Human Rights Programs: Protocol @ work

Swaziland: Green Shield

Lloyd Masiya-Emerging entrepreneur Green Shield is a business that has invented a new range of skin care petroleum jelly by making it using organic perfumes to make mosquito repellent and non-mosquito repellent products that have numerous medicinal benefit like being anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic. These are perfumed products that are good for people with Sinus’s, […]

SWAZILAND: Kholiwe Msibi-Livestock extension officer

Swaziland: Swazi Top Bar Hive offers an affordable way of bee keeping which eliminates the need of expensive harvesting equipment and offers a simple and affordable technique. The Swazi Top Bee Hive, under the leadership of Kholiwe Msibi, promotes bee keeping as a way to counter climate change as well as an income generating method. […]

September 6, 2018 Themes: Business | Entrepreneurship Programs: Protocol @ work

SWAZILAND: Cyprian Fumani- Electronic Parts Centre

Swaziland- Electronic Parts Centre ensures environmental sustainability through recycling of broken down electric appliances. The Electric Parts Centre is a project that serves to repair and utilize the parts of old and broken down electric appliances in order to create new ones. They also recycle other plastic material and use it to create the new […]

September 5, 2018 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: Gender Justice | Protocol @ work


“Women have a great role to play in the community” RAVALORIAKA Robert Eva Monique is the mayor of the urban council of Manjakandriana, part of the COE process since 2010. The urban council of Manjakandriana is located at 50 kilometers from the capital. Thanks to her leadership, the council is implementing several projects for the […]


“Women have a great role to play in the community” She started to work with Gender Links in 2015. She has been interviewed and trained by Gender Links in the course of 2014, on Gender equality. After the training, she started  her business ,selling yoghourt and dairy products. She targeted mainly crowded markets, school snack […]

September 5, 2018 Themes: Business | Drivers of Change | Entrepreneurship Programs: Protocol @ work