Fatuma Mbaga is a SUGECO incubate producing natural food and tea spices in Morogoro under the label Get Natural Products Co. This 23 years old young lady, student of Mzumbe University taking Bachelor of Business Administration with Entrepreneurship, started her journey with SUGECO in June 2018 after she won the Award for Best Female Entrepreneur of the Year at Mzumbe University Entrepreneurship Camp Event in Morogoro.
Initially, Fatuma produced Tea- Soya Masala at her home place in Dar es Salaam for self-consumption and as small gifts for her friends and fellow students. After overwhelming feedback from her friends, Fatuma used a portion of her university loan to buy materials and packages and to hire a designer to create the label. When she heard about the Entrepreneurship Camp from Mzumbe University in Morogoro, Fatuma took her chance and presented her product at the Camp’s exhibition at the Entrepreneurship competition in May 2018. Her effort paid off and the jury awarded Fatuma as Best Female Entrepreneur Startup of the year, together with 50,000 TSHS to grow her business.
This success motivated Fatuma to take her business to a further level: She joined the SUGECO network, became an official member and can now use the SUGECO facilities for the production of her spices. Since she attended the SUGECO network, Fatuma has extended her product range from Tea- Soya Masala to five more spices. She has increased her sales by 500% since September 2018. In her future, Fatuma plans to have her own production facilities and her own spice shop. She dreams of becoming as successful as Tropical Heat and Kericho Gold Company in Kenya