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Mutoba Ngoma, Founder, Tapera Industries CNN.com
Mutoba Ngoma, Founder, Tapera Bio Industries

Mutoba Ngoma, Zambia

In 2009, Ngoma founded Tapera Bio Industries, a company that focuses on producing biodiesel fuel and other derivatives of vegetable oils, including processing them into natural soaps and shampoos. Ngoma’s idea is to help address fuel shortages and create vocational training and job opportunities for his fellow Zambians.