The hospitality industry is thriving in Ethiopia but there’s a shortage of trained personnel. A few years ago, the tourist office, university and hotel association in the city of Mek’ele asked PUM for help.
Having worked herself out of poverty and depression, the South Africa entrepreneur Indrani Govender had just one goal; to do the same for others. Her construction company grew dramatically, but somehow there were no profits.
Oribags, a Ugandan business in Kampala producing paper boxes and bags, is successfully run by entrepreneur Rusia Orikiriza. With high ambitions, she called on PUM for help in setting up a new fashion and clothing line.
Uganda launched the Skilling Youth for Employment in Agribusiness (SKY) project with a view to combating youth unemployment. Businesses and the education sector there are cooperating to give young farmers practical training.