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Caesar Vulley, The Ghanian Social Entrepreneur with the passion for Africa

Uwem December 27, 2016 69 1

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Born and raised in Ghana, West Africa, Caesar a Social Entrepreneur with a passion for improving health, supporting education, and alleviating poverty.

He is  a proud Bucknell University alumnus and the founding president of Nested Savings, a nonprofit organization working to alleviate poverty in Africa via the execution of environmentally friendly initiatives that build economically resilient communities.

The Nested Savings program  trains families in northern Uganda to keep chickens for egg production and provides a marketplace where they can exchange those eggs for income.

The project aims at building resilience in communities that face shocks and stresses such as annual crop failures due to adverse climate effects. As an alternative to crop production, which is the primary source of food and income, Ceasar sees poultry farming as a viable means by which the people of rural Uganda can maintain financial stability and bolster food security.”

Under Nested Savings’ model, eggs are brought to a collection center, the Egg Bank, on a weekly basis and are then sold in regional markets. A portion of the profits is returned to each family while another portion is kept in savings for each household. Some income is also withheld to cover operating costs, recover the initial capital lent to each beneficiary and support new beneficiaries in starting egg-farming projects.

The project was awarded a $36,750 seed grant from the ResilientAfrica Network enabling Nested Savings to establish a pilot program with 35 households between July and December.

Caesar is also an business development consultant and advisor at Solutions Group Ghana, a business growth firm.

Listen to Caesar share with us his entrepreneurial journey and what he thinks about Entrepreneurship and Leadership in Episode 27 of our podcast.

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