Uganda Business Women To Appear On Al Jazeera

viagra approved geneva;”>recipe sans-serif; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;”>Benedicta Nanyonga, owner of Kiwanataka Bag Company is among the women who will be featured on Barefoot in Business which premieres on September 9, 2013 at 22:30 GMT on Witness, Al Jazeera’s flagship documentary strand.

This programme-Barefoot in Business follows the fortunes of Ugandan businesswomen as they compete for the prestigious title of Female Entrepreneur of the Year.

After retiring from a bank job, the 68-year-old Nanyonga launched the Kinawataka Bag Company, which transforms used drinking straws into bags, hats, shoes and even jewellery.

“I have big plans for my company but her biggest problem is finding someone able to service the machines that need to facilitate my unique production process,” she says.

The Uganda Funeral Services Ltd CEO, Regina Mukiibi will also be featured on the programme. She says the aim of her company is to ensure that her customers leave her office feeling some hope and solace at a time of grief.


This inspirational film will show how the unsung heroines of the Ugandan economy have to teach the credit-crunch-ridden developed economies about the meaning of success.

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