A note before we begin. Please be advised this episode may be triggering for some listeners. In this episode, there is a conversation about the issues of domestic violence. Listener discretion is advised.
What if I told you that entrepreneurialism for women all over Africa was one of the best ways to bring about significant positive change?
I’d like to introduce you to Lindy Wafula.
Lindy is the founder and lead consultant with Village Ventures International, a social enterprise with the needs of women in its core agenda. Village Ventures International has the mission to empower women with skills and resources for agribusiness development, rural employment, gender equality, and alleviation of poverty.
In this episode, we’ll learn:
- What led Lindy to create Village Ventures International
- How to bring a great change to Africa
- The challenges entrepreneurial women in Africa face
- What women in Africa need to break free of oppression
- And much more!
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Together, we’ll learn how to make a difference in the world and change it on our own terms for the better. Enjoy my conversation with Lindy!
In This Episode:
[01:26] – Lindy Wafula tells us her story and what led her to create Village Ventures International.
[03:50] – Lindy reveals how the meaning of her name gave her a purpose and led to the founding of Village Ventures International.
[06:05] – What challenges do women face as entrepreneurs in Africa?
[08:33] – This is how Village Ventures International helps women pursue their entrepreneurial goals when they don’t have the initial capital to start.
[10:55] – Lindy explains the changes she would like to see.
[13:09] – Village Ventures International helps support women in business to uplift their families, their community, and their nation.
[16:16] – How many can relate to their mothers?
[17:18] – These are the competitive advantages Lindy’s organization has as it relates to the United Nations’ sustainable development goals.
[20:33] – Encouraging women to volunteer and learn the appropriate skills needed for business is a strategy Lindy’s company uses.
[22:37] – How has Lindy’s community reacted to Village Ventures International?
[25:00] – In the cultural settings of Kenya, women aren’t considered to be leaders and are expected to be subservient.
[27:44] – Tiffany is surprised to learn how worldly leaders so easily dismiss arguments Lindy and leaders like her make about the goings-on in their own communities.
[31:26] – Tiffany concludes the conversation.