Dinnah Kapiza, Agro-dealer in Mponela, Malawi
Dinnah Kapiza owns and operates a successful agro-dealer business in her native Mponela, Malawi. Trained as a teacher, she went into business following the death of her husband and found her way into the agricultural sector.
Starting from scratch in 2002, Kapiza has grown her business. She operates multiple stores, delivery trucks and a warehouse. During the height of the agricultural buying season, she employs a large staff.
Kapiza serves as a board member of the Rural Market Development Trust (RUMARK) and is president of its 200-member agro-dealer association. She manages RUMARK’s demonstration plots, showcasing improved seeds and fertilizers to local farmers. She has also organized associations of women smallholder farmers in her area.
She is the mother of 10.