AMI’ November Entrepreneur of the Month
25th November 2020
Meet Udekwe Kenneth Uche, our AMI entrepreneur of the month.
Uche is the CEO of Natal Care, a social enterprise that was recognized by the Ghanian president H.E Nana Akufo-Addo, for their work in providing an all-inclusive innovative solution to prevent and reduce maternal and infant mortality rates in Africa.
Uche is a participant in the AMI Social & Inclusive Business Bootcamp, an ongoing programme we are holding in partnership with Agence Française de Développement (AFD).
Meet other resilient entrepreneurs like Uche.
Customer service is the manager’s responsibility
I heard of a rural hospital that closed its doors to visitors on Freedom Day. A public holiday affords workers a rare opportunity to visit their loved ones during the week. In this case a man travelled overnight to see his father, only to be turned away: “It’s a public holiday; we’re closed.”
Viva the little people who create jobs and serve their communities
Dunvegan, a suburb east of Johannesburg, is bisected by a road with two large traffic circles. The circles feature attractive, well-designed and lovingly maintained gardens. That is both welcome and surprising, as the local government is not particularly known for its public gardens.
Turning chronic problems into acute challenges we can solve
Two years ago I wrote in this column that the entrepreneurial priority then was to save as many livelihoods as we could. “Many small businesses and gig workers face ruin in the coming weeks, with economic damage rivalling health threats; so our response should be as urgent as for the health threat.”