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Creating Markets

Dec 16, 2020

IFC talks to Christelle Kwizera about the challenges and rewards of starting Water Access Rwanda in her twenties and the power of skilled storytelling for the success of a start-up. Kwizera also dives into why she’s made it her mission to deconstruct misconceptions about Africa as a market. 

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Dec 2, 2020

IFC talks to entrepreneur Aisha Pandor about how she came up with the idea for her business, the sacrifices of pursuing it, as well as how she has focused on building a sustainable company in Africa’s tech industry.

Pandor is the co-founder and CEO of SweepSouth, an online platform that connects domestic...

Nov 12, 2020

IFC talks to Getaw Cherinet about how and why he started a water filter company in Ethiopia and why it is important for him to employ refugees. 

Cherinet has had an eventful life, but his entrepreneurial story begins in the early 1990s when he fled conflict in Ethiopia and became a refugee in Kenya’s Kakuma Refugee...

Oct 8, 2020

IFC talks to Santiago Zavala about his journey to becoming an investor focused on Latin American start-ups and why other venture capital investors should put the region on their radar.

When he started a guitar-related online forum in the early 2000s, Zavala didn’t expect to find himself where he is today. Although he...

Sep 10, 2020

Two IFC staff, one in Fiji and one in Austria, recount how they and the companies they work with have dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic.

In May, IFC’s tourism expert in Fiji, Jessie McComb, and her colleague Damola Akinsowon, an IFC investment officer in Vienna, sent voice messages to the Creating Markets podcast team...