HerRiseUp is an online platform supporting women entrepreneurs in developing countries and marginalised communities.
Mercy Oloo and Letisia Odeke started HerRiseUp in 2017. The two have particular interest in education, technology, women-led businesses and women empowerment. Originally from Kenya and Uganda, respectively, they are strong advocates for innovation, leadership and development. As they work towards achieving UN’s Sustainability Development goal five, which hopes to:
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls – by enhancing the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women.
Mercy and Letisia, identified a gap in the market where women entrepreneurs in developing countries and other marginalised lack access to the global marketplace. HerRiseUp seeks to provide an online platform that allows women entrepreneurs in developing countries and marginalised communities around the world to sell their products online and promote their business to the world.