Brigitha Faustin is founder and managing director of OBRI Tanzania, an agro-industrial business that processes cooking oil made from sunflower seeds in a manner that lowers the cost to consumers by eliminating middleman profits, and reducing post-harvest waste. Established in 2015; her company is currently partnering with ECOSTAR, an Italian virtual research-enterprise hub, and FLEDGE, a conscious company accelerator based in Seattle, to provide market and social supports to more than 610 local farmers while serving millions of low and middle-income consumers across Tanzania, a country of 55 million people. Before founding her company, Faustin worked with several local and international organizations such as the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). In 2017, Forbes Magazine included her among Africa’s 30 “most promising young entrepreneurs” under 35. On fellowship she will explore how social innovation can play a role in agribusiness as a sustainable solution to environmental and agriculture challenges in Africa.

Organization

OBRI Tanzania

Title

Founder & Managing Director
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Program Year

2018

Program

Common Interest Program

Country of Origin

Tanzania

Destination Country

United States