‘Beyond the Lemonade Stand’ equips teens to become entrepreneurs

An Investment Analyst by profession, Thokoza Mjo believes in an Africa with youth that is economically active.

So, in 2014, she founded “Beyond the Lemonade Stand”, Africa’s first teen enterprise incubator.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Mjo.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

We target teens from 13 to 18 years old.

Thokoza Mjo

Teenagers have the ability to create economic opportunity if we give them the right kind of support.

Thokoza Mjo

We help teens with a variety of business such as photography and the selling of socks.

Thokoza Mjo

This is my full-time job.

Thokoza Mjo

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