Mweshi Chilima Maina knew from a very young age she wanted to be her own boss. The self-starter took a few detours in life, including studying and working abroad, but is now firmly rooted in her native Zambia where she joins a fresh line-up of female entrepreneurs taking advantage of the supportive environment, sociocultural changes, and technological developments enabling women to launch and grow their own enterprises.
“Access to finance remains a problem, but attitudes have really changed towards women entrepreneurs in recent years in Zambia. It’s a great place for women to start a business. Just look at examples like ChizO, MaFashio, and Zed Hair.”