Global business consultancy Challenges Group launches Enterprise Resilience Programme

The Challenges Group has supported the growth of thousands of SMEs in developed and developing markets over the past 20 years. Now our […]

New film and report highlight success of Challenges’ flagship Rwandan Coffee Project

Watch Challenges’ new film about the Rwandan Coffee Project!   Challenges’ flagship Rwandan Coffee Project has reached its mid-way point. To mark this […]

Challenges consultants deliver enterprise training to 170 agribusinesses

Challenges Zambia has completed a far-reaching training programme involving 170 agribusinesses in seven districts across the country’s Western, Central and Copperbelt provinces. During […]

Challenges Malawi agribusiness project is showing early successes

The first year of Creating Robust Opportunities for Crop Production and Sale In October 2018, Challenges launched its Creating Robust Opportunities for Crop […]

Progress for social enterprise Lilypads in Zambia after Challenges research

Lilypads is a Scotland-based social enterprise that seeks to address period poverty. As part of Challenges’ Access Africa Programme, Lilypads had engaged our […]

Challenges works with arts therapy charity amid plans for Zambia launch

Zambian Therapeutic Arts was set up by retired psychologists and art therapy practitioners in Scotland. They have, over a number of years, trained […]

Challenges Zambia performs operational set-up for First Aid Africa

Challenges’ Access Africa Programme is a pioneering initiative that aims to encourage social enterprises to expand their impact to emerging economies. After a pilot […]

Challenges Rwanda partners with RICH to deliver gender-based violence training

Challenges Rwanda has partnered with the Rwanda Interfaith Council on Health (RICH) to train community leaders and key figures within our project to […]

Sales and jobs growth at Kachema Meat after enterprise analysis by Challenges Zambia

In 2018, business consultants from Challenges Zambia were engaged by Kachema Meat Supplies Ltd, one of the country’s leading integrated meat companies to undergo an […]

Challenges Uganda’s analysis puts microgreens on the menus across Kampala schools

Challenges Uganda recently performed a commercial and impact analysis for the social enterprise NUTRIgreens. We undertook this market research to assess whether there […]

RISE Ethiopia delivers investment ready programme and mentorship for social enterprises

In Ethiopia, Challenges is working with 20 social enterprises to become investment ready as part of a six-month project that will also provide […]

Coffee market building for peace and prosperity in Rwanda

Challenges Rwanda is a member of The Challenges Group, a family of social businesses committed to building prosperity. Challenges Rwanda launched in 2017 […]

Challenges partners with Uganda Solar Energy Association to enhance services

The off-grid solar energy sector is an exciting and fast-moving arena that Challenges is excited to be working in. Our Challenges team in […]

Challenges shares Equal Community Foundation’s vision of a world free from gender-based violence

Joining our Access Africa Programme is the Equal Community Foundation, whose vision is a world free from gender-based violence. ECF works towards this […]

Lilypads and Challenges collaborate to help end period poverty

Lilypads is a social enterprise committed to improving girls’ access to sanitary products and ending period poverty. The Challenges team in Zambia is […]

Clean Water Wave offers breakthrough solution for water filtration

In Rwanda, the Challenges team in Kigali are collaborating with a Scottish social enterprise called Clean Water Wave. Clean Water Wave has developed […]

Giraffe Health partnership could provide personalised physiotherapy to Ghanaian patients

As part of our Access Africa Programme, we’ve forged a series of positive partnerships with social businesses, including Giraffe Health, a healthcare enterprise […]

Small businesses praise Challenges Zambia after training in financial management and leadership

Challenges Zambia has been working with the Zambian non-profit company, Musika, as part of our goal to achieve poverty reduction by ensuring agricultural […]

Challenges Uganda intervention encourages detergent manufacturer to clean up its financial management and sales strategies

Strong demand and a diverse portfolio should have brought success for Kampala-based Armour Group Ltd, a family-owned detergent manufacturer with 12 employees. But […]

Future bright for Rwandan coffee co-op after Challenges’ solar power initiative

In 2017, Challenges began working with eight coffee co-operatives in Rwanda as part of a forward-looking project to generate sustainable growth. With backing […]

Sales boost for pioneering Ghanaian bamboo bike manufacturer after Challenges intervention

Booomers International is a bamboo bicycle manufacturing and distribution company based in Ghana. Its vision is to grow the brand globally, pioneering its […]

Pioneering research prompts banking giant Prudential to develop bespoke insurance products for Zambia’s entrepreneurs

The Challenges team in Zambia has undertaken a ground-breaking assessment of 80 small and medium enterprises across 18 sectors to understand their needs […]