lamalo1712645101.jpg BABIRYE ANGELLA

Founder and C.E.O of Cundall Enterprises Ltd

Trade Name Lamalo Essentials

Our vision

To be the leading producers of quality organic health products with no synthetic ingredients,being mindful about the environment and promoting the wellbeing of the community

To work together with smallholder farmers and the community to promote the wellbeing ,health and a safe Environment.

Our values

  • Sustainability
  • Community Empowerment
  • Innovation
  • Teamwork

 Overview of our company

Lamalo Essentials, stands as a beacon of innovation and compassion in the realm of agribusiness. Our journey began amidst the adversity of the COVID-19 pandemic, driven by a commitment to empower communities and champion sustainability.

.What inspired us to start the company and our achievements

The inspiration behind starting Lamalo Essentials stemmed from a deep-seated commitment to addressing pressing societal and environmental challenges facing Uganda. Observing the country's reliance on imported oils, coupled with the depletion of indigenous trees and the need for natural, healthy products, ignited a passionate drive within me to effect positive change.

Witnessing firsthand the struggles of smallholder farmers and the untapped potential within our communities further fueled my determination to create impactful solutions. Through a blend of innovation, sustainability, and community empowerment, Lamalo Essentials was born.

Along the journey, significant milestones have marked our progress. Winning the Agribusiness Initiative of the Year 2023 by the Humanitarian Global Awards validated our innovative contributions to the industry. Recognition as a top nominee in prestigious awards such as the Guzakuza Agribusiness Awards 2023 and the Mkazi Impact Awards 2023 underscored our commitment to excellence.

Securing a $20,000 grant through the NSSF Hi Innovation Program served as a testament to our ability to attract funding for transformative initiatives. Moreover, participation in diverse programs like the Youth Startup Academy, Start hub Africa, DHL Fellowship program,Sustainable warriors and the London Business School via the Grow Movement Project enriched our knowledge and sharpened our entrepreneurial acumen.

Ever since we started in 2021 ,we have also been able to transform the lives of over 100 smallholder farmers in northern and eastern Uganda,Planted 20 Neem trees and other 30 fruit trees,Offered hands on skills trainings to 60youths and women and agri Entrepreneurship skills to 15 women by partnering with other organisations . 

As we continue to move ahead, our dedication to promoting sustainable agriculture, empowering communities, and fostering economic self-reliance remains unwavering. Every milestone achieved reaffirms our belief in the power of innovation, collaboration, and perseverance to create a brighter, more equitable future for all. Together, let us journey forward, inspired by the impact we've made and the possibilities that lie ahead.

bio-flame1712818826.png Betty Zizinga Kaddu

 Managing Director

 Best of Waste Limited


 Best of Waste Limited is a Social Enterprise recycling organic waste to make cooking Briquettes. We do this is partnership with a community of Waste-pickers at Kiteezi Landfill. Our products are Briquettes, Energy Saving Stoves and cook-baskets.


To be the Centre of Excellence for recycling waste into sustainable eco-friendly products in Africa


To provide affordable Clean Energy to our clients for improved livelihoods.

Core Values

Sustainability: We are committed to producing eco-friendly energy alternatives that help reduce deforestation and indoor air pollution.

Innovation: We strive to improve our products through continuous research and development, seeking out the most efficient and environmentally friendly production methods.

Community Engagement: We value our relationship with the community we operate in, ensuring that our operations bring about positive impacts and development.

Economic Viability: While we are driven by sustainability and environmental concerns, we also ensure our products are economically competitive, providing an affordable alternative fuel solution.


Betty started making briquettes for subsistence to reduce on her cooking cost. Because it was labour intensive she involved her neighbours mainly Youth ad Women in the community and taught them how to make Briquettes for their subsistence. They made more than she could use at home but did not want to discourage the workers who kept coming to provide the labour. She started looking for market to sell the excess and later streamlined the operations to form this social enterprise.

Her value chain now also includes Waste-pickers at the Kiteezi Landfill which is in proximity with her Enterprise.


As a Briquettes entrepreneur, Betty has been privileged to associate with the following Partners and undertake Trainings and Courses in the Entrepreneur Landscape

Certificate in Accredited business development, by Open college Network of London in Liaison with Living Earth Uganda

Business and Entrepreneurship Training, by MUBS Entrepreneurship Centre in Collaboration with The Renewable Business Incubator (REBI), June 2015, Makerere University

Inclusive Business Toolkit, IBA Training Course, March 2017, Kampala

Learn the Art of Storytelling, Siemens Stiftung, April 2017, Kampala

Transformative Leadership in Agribusiness Workshop, November 2016, Nairobi

High Level Policy Dialogue on Transformational Leadership for Women and Youth in Agribusiness, June 2017, Nairobi

Tony Elumelu Alumni, 2017

Advancing Sustainable cHarcoal Enterprises at Scale (AScHES), October 2018, Naivasha

African Women Entrepreneurship cooperative (AWEC), online Accelerator programme, 2020

360° Women business accelerator program 2022, Capital Solutions

NSSF HI innovator Entrepreneurship program supported by Mkaziprenuer Hub, 2023

Global MBA in Impact Entrepreneurship, at Uganda Martyrs Univesity Nkozi, 2024

Research Collaboration with MIT D- LAB, 2024

 sarah-oak-knit1712903992.jpgSarah Nabulime Seruwagi.

Founder / Director of Oak Knit Manufacturers (U) Limited

Our business is committed to empowering, employing, and nurturing women and girls in various capacities.

Our mission is to create a supportive and inclusive environment where women can thrive professionally and personally. We believe in the inherent potential and capabilities of women and strive to provide them with opportunities for growth, development, and success.

Our values center around equality, respect, diversity, and empowerment. We believe in fostering a culture of collaboration, where everyone's contributions are valued and recognized. We are dedicated to providing resources, mentorship, and training to help women and girls achieve their goals and overcome any barriers they may face.

At the core of our business is the belief that when women and girls are empowered and supported, they can make significant contributions to their workplaces, communities, and beyond. We are committed to breaking down gender stereotypes and creating a more inclusive and equitable society for all.

After failing to join Bank of Uganda, my thought of option B, which was knitting.

Our journey began with a deep-seated belief in the untapped potential of women and girls. We were inspired by personal experiences of witnessing talented women facing barriers to advancement in their careers and communities.

Recognizing the need for change, we set out to create a business dedicated to empowering, employing, and nurturing women and girls.

One significant milestone along our journey was to establish strategic partnerships with organizations and institutions that share our vision. These partnerships have enabled us to amplify our impact and reach a broader audience.

Collaborating with like-minded entities has allowed us to leverage resources, expertise, and networks to better support women and girls on their paths to success.

whatsapp-image-2023-03-31-at-73545-am1712905090.jpg KIZZA MARIA

CEO And Founder of SWEDO

As an accomplished Development Economist from Uganda, I am Mariah Kizza, dedicated to fostering positive change and sustainable development in my community and beyond. With a Master's degree in Development Economics from Uganda Martyrs University and a Bachelor's degree in Development Studies from Makerere University, I possess a strong foundation in addressing complex societal challenges. My professional journey has been diverse and impactful. As the CEO and Founder of Smart Women in Environment and Development Organization (SWEDO) Innovations Limited, I lead initiatives empowering women and promoting sustainable practices. Additionally, I advocate for gender-inclusive climate policies and capacity-building programs. My research interests span Environment and Natural Resource Governance, Women's Empowerment, and Social Entrepreneurship.

I am also actively involved in community service, including tree planting and waste management initiatives. As a member of various organizations such as the Mkaziprenuer & Social Entrepreneurship Forum, I work tirelessly to promote sustainability, women's empowerment, and social inclusion. My commitment to driving positive change, coupled with my expertise, positions me as a valuable contributor to sustainable development efforts in Uganda and beyond.