The story of Emanu Georwell
Small enterprises, big impact
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) potentially are great allies in Oxfam Novib’s fight against poverty and inequality. Impact-driven SMEs with a sound business model provide income and (youth) employment for communities and suppliers, while their products and services benefit low-income consumers and the environment.
Fish trade is a good and easy way to fight poverty.
Uganda has hundreds of small and growing businesses with exciting growth potential. These SMEs help solve societal and environmental problems such as malnourishment, access to clean water and higher production levels for smallholder farmers. Oxfam Novib and partners provide promising SMEs with business and impact training and one-on-one consultancy. We introduce them to investors and connect them to policymakers who can create a supportive business environment.
Emanu’s fish trade fights poverty
Emanu Georwell is a passionate entrepreneur who founded Geossy. This cage fish company offers a solution to the low amount of fish in Lake Victoria, and the high levels of malnourishment in Eastern Uganda. Geossy sells fish feed and fingerling (young fish) to fish farmers and trains them on cage farming. Currently, Emanu has 19 permanent and 5 casual staff, and supplies tilapia to 135 street vendors. In Oxfam Novib’s Impact SME Development Programme he learned how to expand his business; now investor Triple I is interested in providing him the capital to realize his dream.
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