Sabina is Co-Chair of the WHALE Center Board of Directors and founder and CEO of A Gift to Africa
For the past 15 years, Sabina Zunguze has made it her life’s mission to empower women business owners to prosper by providing their businesses access to global markets. She has worked with women business owners in Africa and beyond to sustainably grow their business to the USA market.
Her passion has also been to enhance the understanding of those wishing to work with women in the developing world to successfully understand cultural issues, social responsibility and sustainability issues through her training, consulting and speaking platforms. Sabina is a Zimbabwe native and has lived in the USA for almost 30 years. She has been recognized and honored for her work since 2005.
In 2005, Sabina, a Zimbabwean native, founded A Gift to Africa as a USA-based social enterprise in Salt Lake City, Utah with a sole purpose of empowering African business women grow their businesses sustainably and enter into global markets using fair trade principles. Since its inception, the company has worked with over 300 women in 8 different African countries which include Zimbabwe, South Africa, Kenya, Madagascar, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi.
The company has successfully trained, consulted and grown numerous companies and placed products in high-end physical and online stores, catalogs and other establishments . The company has also participated at numerous trade shows, regional markets, conferences, and private venues.
Recently the company re-located to the Tampa Bay area in Florida and has shifted its focus to wild-harvested fruits and oils. The reason for the shift has been because the resources used (wild-harvested fruits and seeds) are available locally at no cost (or very minimal cost) and thus provides a good level of sustainability. The women are then able to make an immediate income with little skills training.
A Gift to Africa then imports the wild-harvested products which become ingredients for products produced in the USA. A Gift to Africa also encourages conservation and more value addition to the trees and plants before they are exported.
Future plans involved product diversification and more entrepreneurial training through collaborations that the company has with other women empowerment organizations.
We hope that you will join us and be a part of our mission. Whatever skill you have can be a savior to getting a mother out of poverty.
Our other upcoming African women empowerment projects include Her African Marketand She Fairs.