Nataliey Bitature Is One African Woman Changing Lives
Nataliey Bitature is a go-getter and we love it. She is the co-founder of Musana Carts and she was recently selected as one of the Forbes 30 under 30 in recognition of her outstanding work as an entrepreneur in Uganda.
Bitature, Keisuke Kubota, and Manon Lavaud co-founded Musana Carts (“Musana” means sunlight) in San Francisco. The company offers solar-powered vending carts that can support a fridge and stove. The main market is Ugandan street food traders, who are about 80% women according to Bitature.
In 2016, Bitature was named a World Economic Forum Top Woman Innovator and was invited to present at the World Bank headquarters for the Spring Meetings 2017. She also previously founded two service businesses in Kampala: Tateru Properties and Handymen Uganda.
‘Entrepreneurship provided for my family and for the first time I saw that it was something I took for granted. The teenage girls in the class I taught had very simple and unambitious dreams and it broke my heart. I knew I had to get into a business that changed lives, improved communities and gave other Ugandan girls the opportunities I had had,‘ she shared with Forbes.
Culled from Forbes Woman