Executive Director & Founder
Ms. Elizabeth Swai is the founder of AKM Glitters Company Limited dealing with Integrated Poultry business managing three Kuroiler breeder farms, a hatchery, and a feed mill. The company also delivers its services to 25 Regions. To date, 300,360 farmers are direct beneficiaries through its unique franchising model.
Elizabeth worked for 15 years with UNHCR and UNWFP prior to venturing into poultry business. She has academic qualifications in Human Development, entrepreneurship. Her passion as a social entrepreneur is inclusive development that touches the lives of the society, in particular women and the youth. Her work has enabled thousands to access employment, food and nutrition through poultry keeping.
Elizabeth, as a leading woman in the poultry industry in Tanzania, has received various awards including Change Driver Award, Impact Award, Women of Achievement in Agribusiness award and Malkia wa Nguvu 2019 due to her work. She has also featured in the book of the best women entrepreneurs of Africa as a role model to watch. Her love for work is her personal drive towards satisfaction of the one she serves and that of her own.
Ms. Swai is a Founder Member of African Agribusiness Academy, Africa Women in Agribusiness, a member of Professional Poultry Association, Feed Mill Association and a Vice Chair of Poultry Breeders. Association.
The goal of AKM Glitters Company Limited (AKMG) is to trade and promote economically viable smallholder chicken farming business in Rural Tanzania.