Become an Anza Mentor
Anza provides entrepreneurs with the capacity, capital and community they need to thrive, with 8 months of full-scale business acceleration services.
We pair Anza Accelerator entrepreneurs with International Professionals who provide in-person, one-on-one advice and assistance for 6-12 weeks.
Who we’re looking for
You are an experienced business professional or post-graduate student in a related field, looking to volunteer in Tanzania and make a powerful difference in a growing business.
You want to spend 6-12 weeks testing your professional skills in a challenging new environment.
You will be paired with an entrepreneur who needs your specific expertise so that your time in Tanzania will create a sustained impact on their business.
Previous International Professionals have helped to implement accounting systems, develop marketing strategies, improve supply chain management, prepare businesses for investment, and more.
Chirag joined Anza as a International Professional working with Jasmine Bee and Affordable Computers and Technology for Tanzania (ACTT).
“Having been looking for an exciting and rewarding experience, I found just that at Anza. As an international professional, the goal was to use my financial background to ensure clients had the right information to drive their business decisions. Together, we implemented systems
and policies that did just that, while also making them more attractive to potential investors. Simultaneously, I found many opportunities to enhance my business development skills by participating in and at times, leading strategic consulting sessions. This ability to take ownership of your experience is a brilliant feature of the role. By the end of my time there, I had seen the direct impact of my work and felt true appreciation from my clients which in itself was a tremendously rewarding experience. To top it off, I was exposed to inspirational ideas and people while making friendships that will last me a lifetime.”
International Professionals – Scopes of Work
Giulia Besana & Tayeb Noorbhai - Totohealth TanzaniaTotohealth uses a comprehensive and interactive package of lifesaving products/services to help reduce maternal and child morbidity/mortality, including early detection of disabilities in children under 5. Totohealth had an International Professional to support them with Sales and Marketing.
Gordon Carver - Silverleaf AcademySilverleaf Academy will establish a chain of affordable, high quality private schools in Moshi and beyond, to give children from lower income households a better chance for their future. Silverleaf Academy had an International Professional to support with development of a financial model, forecasting and investment asks.
Jasmijn Bleijerveld - Jasmine BeeJasmine Bee is an organic Tanzanian honey brand of exclusive quality created through improvement of traditional beekeeping sector that will enable the sustainable development of livelihoods and conservation of biodiversity. Jasmine Bee had an International Professional to develop accounting procedures.
John Mugo - Micro Health InitiativeMHI offers low cost health insurance to low and middle-income earners across the Kilimanjaro region. MHI had an International Professional to support with internal systems, financial processes and monotiring and evaluation.
Liz McNeil - Last MileLast Mile is a new social business which improves access to affordable, life-changing products and services through a distribution network of trained, local sales agents. Last Mile had an International Professional to support with product research, sourcing, and distribution strategy.
Mesiaki Kimirei - Safe Water Ceramics of East AfricaSWCEA manufactures and distributes the Maji Salama ceramic pot filter that, when used, minimises disease and death from drinking unsafe water. SWCEA had an International Professional to support with development of distribution and sales model and accounting procedures.
Robert Mafie - Affordable Computers and Technology for Tanzania (ACTT)ACTT distributes low-cost, high quality refurbished computers obtained from Europe to schools throughout the Kilimanjaro region. ACTT had an International Professional to implement financial procedures.
Steve S’ningo - Image ImpactImage Impact is a media and production company that assists socially focused organisations in packaging, and communicating their impact to outside parties.
Victoria Riwa - Datasky Systems Training CenterWith over 15 years experience in vocational education, Datasky Systems Training Center and its team of qualified trainers provide students with skills that will shape their future both as employees and self-employed entrepreneurs. DataSky had an International Professional to support with marketing strategy and development of marketing materials.