While the pandemic has affected many female entrepreneurs and their businesses, it has also presented opportunities to upskill, innovate and grow business.
In this video, co-founder of MH Couture and Xtreme Upcycle, Matilda Payne Boakye-Ansah shares the challenges she’s faced as a female entrepreneur in Ghana and how she’s paving the way for a sustainable future through upcycling.
Solving climate change one step at a time, Matilda’s businesses have grown from jewelry made out of car tire tubes, coconut shells and reclaimed wood to furniture.
She pays her success forward by contributing to the education of your girls in rural communities.
Matilda describes herself as an “eco-warrior” who does her bit for the planet.
“It is quite challenging being a woman entrepreneur because nobody wants to fund you,” Matilda says.
“They think you are a high-risk business, but we look at the positive impact our businesses have on society.”
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