Blow Your Vuvuzela

Blow Your Vuvuzela!

If you prefer preparing your story offline (maybe you are afraid you may lose your story midway due to unstable internet connection), this form will help you do that . Please copy and paste the form in Word, fill it and send it to us by email. You'll find instructions at the end of the form.


To prepare your story online, follow this link.

Share the amazing story of your journey as a Mkazi - an enterprising African woman - and inspire thousands of women all over the world!

This is a platform to showcase stories of female entrepreneurs from East Africa or doing business in East Africa (Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda) to help celebrate their successes in business and inspire and empower other women to turn their ideas into successful enterprises.

Who can tell your story in entrepreneurship better than you? Go ahead and beat your drum, blow your vuvuzela! Share how you did it and we will be happy to publish your story!

All you need to do is fill out the form below and submit your story.

Questions marked (*) are mandatory.

First Name (*)                                                 Last Name (*)

Email Address (*)

Which country are you from? (*)___________________________


Your Age (*) 


Company Name (*)


From here please copy and paste the URL from your browser to give us an active link.


Website URL

Facebook Accout/Page/Group URL

Instagram URL

Twitter URL

Youtube URL

Pinterest URL


How long have you run your business for? (*)


In which country are you based? Please indicate if different from country of origin.



Tell us about yourself. What's your background (upbringing, family, education and any career experience not related to your business)? (*)


Tell us about your journey in business. What inspired you to start? (*)


What resources did you start with (people, money, premises, etc.) and how did you use them? (*)


What has been the most effective way of raising awareness of your business and getting new customers? (*)


What have been your biggest challenges so far with running your business and how do you overcome them? (*)


Tell us about your team. (*)


What do you love most about running your own business? (*)


How do you keep motivated through difficult times? (*)


What's the biggest lesson you have ever learned? (*)


How has entrepreneurship changed you on a personal level? (*)


If you could go back in time, what would you do differently? (*)


How has your lifestyle changed since you got into business? (*)


Where do you see your business five years from now? (*)


What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs? (*)




Thank you for blowing your vuvuzela!

Now it's time to email your story to us with your photos. Here's how:

  • You should send photos to include with your story - photos of you and your team, your business or store, your product or services and your logo. Send as many photos as possible (We recommend at least 10 pictures).
  • Photos must be in high resolution JPEG or PNG format.
  • Use a service called WeTransfer to send us your files - it's a FREE and easy to use online service. Access this service here:
  • Attach your files (this text and your photos) to WeTransfer and send them to our email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It's that simple! Then keep checking back to see your story published on our websites and social channels.