POP Africa 2007
2007 was the first year of the Legatum Pioneers of Prosperity Africa awards. See the press release from Legatum for a description of last year’s contest.
Winners were as follows:
AAA Growers – The Grand Prize Winner
“Out of a small trial project growing tomatoes, the concept of AAA Growers was born. Intially, setup in conjunction with the lending arm of the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), as a micro finance orientated project, today, AAA Growers is one of the leading exporters of Premium & Convenience vegetables from Kenya.” CEO, AAA Growers
AAA Growers is a horticultural company based in Nairobi, Kenya, that grows, processes and exports vegetables to the United Kingdom and other European countries. The company is committed to providing its customers quality and innovative products that meet international standards. It employs in excess of 2,000 people and believes in enriching and uplifting the standard of living of the communities in which it operates.
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Entreprise URWIBUTSO was established in 1993. It is located in the rural area at Nyirangarama, Rulindo District, Northern Province, Rwanda. It is an agro-food industry based company owned and managed by Mr. SINA Gerard. Its mission is to add value to local raw material, mainly fruits and vegetables for local and international market. It is specialized in a line of high quality juices, wine and hot pepper.
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Good African Coffee
Good African Coffee, founded in 2003 is based in Uganda and is a social entrepreneurial venture that delivers quality African coffee to supermarkets in the United Kingdom (Tesco, Sainsbury’s, and Waitrose), Uganda (Uchumi and Shoprite) and South Africa (Shoprite). Good African Coffee, with its network of over 14,000 growers, shares 50 % of its net profit with its farmers and their communities
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Based in Nairobi, Kenya, KenCall has built a world class, state of the art facility with over 500 talented and motivated employees who perform telemarketing, customer service and back office operational activities for KenCall’s clients around the world. KenCall, East Africa’s first and largest international call centre, has won awards and recognition for its excellence in service, quality and sales.
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TELE-10 Group is a group of companies created by Mr. Eugene Nyagahene, in 1992 in Burundi. The company expanded operations in 1994 and is now present in Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya. The company’s core business is providing Digital System television services, and Internet services via Satellite. TELE-10 partners are Canal+ Horizons, and DSTV.
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Virtual City, based in Nairobi, Kenya, was founded in 1999 and has grown as a web service company, to one of the region’s leaders in the development, implementation and management of Supply Chain Automation Solutions and Knowledge Management Systems. It serves the corporate market in East Africa, as well as SMEs and local cooperatives. Its innovative supply chain monitoring solution helps firms monitor corruption.
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