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Andrew Mupuya – Building Relationships to Secure Funding

Case Focus: Investment

Many entrepreneurs rush to look for investors and sometimes end up making the wrong decisions.  Watch Andrew’s story and read the case study to find out why relationship building leads to investment.


About the Entrepreneur: Andrew Mupuya

With no initial capital, Ugandan entrepreneur, Andrew Mupuya cleaned the environment by collecting used plastic bottles and sold them to a plastic recycling plant. In 2010, Andrew registered his new company, Youth Entrepreneurial Link Investments (YELI) - the first local registered paper bag and envelope producing company in Uganda.

Andrew now employs a total of 22 people, and has diversified his line to include gift bags.  He is the recipient of 2012 FERD Award for Social Entrepreneur of the Year.


About the series: #ISWY

#ItStartsWithYou is a docu-series that explores the stories of very young African entrepreneurs and the key moments that contributed to their success.

These stories have been chosen because of the passion, commitment, drive, and grit that these young people exhibited as they created their own pathways.


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