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TOPICS WE DISCUSS IN THIS EPISODE
In this episode we talk to Maria Magembe and Hellen Lawuo-Meena about the business they have recently launched Daughters of the Soil. We talk about
- How Maria’s Grandmother Oyangi inspired their 100% natural range of premium beauty products
- Why they have chosen to create a global brand that celebrates African heritidge
- What they have learnt from working together and how they manage doing business with a friend
- How Daughters of the Soil wants to develop a platform that supports rural women in Africa to empower themselves
Some quotes from the show:
We want to be a brand that celebrates the goodness that comes from the soil across Africa’
‘Where we come from the soil is regarded as something important, we believe that we are from the soil and so it’s a fitting name for a natural beauty business’
‘We are still learning everyday, we are just stretching ourselves’
‘It’s really been a journey in terms of solving problems, it’s really exciting’
‘Even when we don’t agree, it’s a really good learning point’
‘It’s about developing a platform that supports rural women in Africa who don’t have some of the support that we have been really privileged to have’
‘It’s about women backing women in business’
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