For some entrepreneurs, the impact they make in their communities is as important as the revenue they generate from the enterprise.
After becoming a Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur, Algeria’s Belhadj was able to create job opportunities for people within her community; contributing to the local development by ensuring more people have access to a means of livelihood.
The training from the Tony Elumelu Foundation programme enriched her knowledge of entrepreneurship as she was able to network with other entrepreneurs and share valued experiences. The seed capital solved her biggest challenge in launching her business.
PV Cell is a manufacturing enterprise for Photovoltaics panels and cells. It is the only company in Africa that manufactures silicon-based solar cells, and directly contributes to environmental protection and the fight against climate change.