Israella Kafui Mansu

ISRAELLA KAFUI MANSU

MANSUKI GHANA LIMITED- ENABLIS GHANA

Israella Kafui Mansu identified high rate of unemployment and lack of vocational skills training among Ghanaian youths as an opportunity to start her own business. At age 24 and an unemployed graduate, she found solutions to the developmental challenges she identified in her community. Israella researches, designs, develop, produce and commercialize quality handcrafted and natural hair and body care products for local and international sales.

She creates employment and trains less privileged rural women and unskilled youths, teaching them technical skills for making soaps, body cream/butter, hair pomade, as well as packaging, marketing and other basic entrepreneurial skills. She has received 2 Ghanaian and 2 international business awards in South Africa and Sweden. She was celebrated as an ‘Apostle of the new economy’ by Springboard, Legacy and Legacy, Ghana.

ISRAELLA AND ENABLIS

Israella counts all these achievement as results of the training she received from Enablis; she now has MGL naturals registered as a brand, GSA analyzed & FDA approved products, English & French versions of product information on products labels, proper company records, advanced business knowledge & higher online presence. Improved sales and customer base (from 2012 sales revenue of GHC54, 000 to 2013 sales revenue of GHC130, 000). “As an Enablis Ghana Member, I always find myself on Ghanaian and international networking platforms, conferences, exhibitions, exposes and receiving more awards for MGL naturals brand.”

HER MESSAGE TO BUDDING ENTREPRENEURS

“Start with the limited capital you have, never give up, seek knowledge on ideas before and after initiating, diversity in skills within an entrepreneurial team is an important factor for success, networking is an important thing in the business world and passion for a business is good but not enough, commitment and determination sustain it.”

Visit Israella's company's Website at www.mglnaturals.com

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