A social entrepreneur, amateur geoscientist and an astute learner.
I started my journey into entrepreneurship in 2013, as an undergraduate and it’s been one hell of a journey. I am passionate about responsible consumption, the circular economy, youth development and social inclusion.
I enjoy learning new concepts and sharing musings.
Journey to Social Entrepreneurship
My first social business idea was to create an online marketplace to connect local artisans to larger markets, but unfortunately my camel’s back broke after the first artisan made a really crappy product and I could not figure out a way around quality assurance.
I currently have businesses in waste management, clean energy, e-commerce, agric processing and information technology.
leveraging social impact for business growth
Consumers are beginning to prefer socially and environmentally conscious businesses, employees are willing to stay longer and investors are looking beyond financial profits.
Through my social enterprise Realri Integrated Development and Ecobarter, I have received a number of grants and other forms of support from national and international agencies such as the Bank of Industry, Tony Elumelu Foundation, LEAP Africa, the United States Embassy in Nigeria, UNLEASH, World Connect and Union Bank.
In all ramifications, these supports have made a major difference in our journey to sustainability.
This platform is to share tools, resources and experiences with other small business owners to leverage for business growth and sustainable development.
I’m glad you took your time to learn more about me. I look forward to connecting, learning and sharing with you for the social development of Africa. With love, RITA.