Success Stories Ethiopia

Anjo-Nus – award-winning banana processor

  • Anjo-Nus was founded in 2016 with the idea to process unripe bananas into banana flour. They managed to get a contract with big supermarkets in Addis Ababa that agreed to sell their product. However, as Anjo-Nus was the first enterprise in Ethiopia to produce banana flour, no standardization schemes existed. They had to stop production to get standardization.
  • With the support of RUNRES, Anjo-Nus could purchase processing equipment and managed to fulfil the “food items processing criteria” set by the authorities. They also managed to cover the laboratory cost requested to get product standardization and the product marketing certificate.
  • Back in business, Anjo-Nus created employment opportunities. Currently, the enterprise employs two female and three male workers and up to then temporary workers depending on the market demand.
  • In June 2021 Anjo-Nus won the SUN Ethiopia Pitch Competition, which aims to identify and support innovative SMEs who are working on affordable and nutritious food. Anjo-Nus won 5’000 USD for the expansion of their business.

Tweet from the Sun Business Network Ethiopia announcing that Anjo-Nus is the overall winner of the 2021 Pitch Competition