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Business Profile: DAN BENNI NUTRITIONAL BABY FOOD – Nutrient-Rich Benni Mix for Kids

DAN BENNI NUTRITIONAL BABY FOOD is a locally-based company specializing in the production of highly nutritious Benni Baby Food products designed exclusively for children. Our commitment to sourcing all materials locally ensures freshness, quality, and supports the local economy. Through our journey, we have acquired valuable experience and insights that have propelled us to the forefront of the children’s nutrition market.

Our project activities have endowed us with a deep understanding of running a successful business enterprise. We have honed our skills in calculating unit costs and unit prices, fundamental to achieving profitability and competitiveness in the industry.

At DAN BENNI NUTRITIONAL BABY FOOD, we recognize the importance of effective branding and packaging. Our products are not only rich in nutrients but also attractively branded and packaged to captivate both young consumers and their parents.

Strategic planning is the cornerstone of our business philosophy. We have developed the ability to craft comprehensive strategic plans that serve as roadmaps for our growth and success in a highly competitive market.

Our expertise extends across various facets of marketing, encompassing advertising, sales promotion, and creating lasting customer engagement. We have mastered the art of reaching our target audience and building strong brand loyalty.

We acknowledge the inherent challenges in expanding a business enterprise. DAN BENNI NUTRITIONAL BABY FOOD has demonstrated resilience in the face of obstacles, such as procuring machinery from suppliers and navigating intricate documentation requirements. These challenges have further fueled our determination and adaptability.

SLEDP has played a pivotal role in our growth story. One of its most significant contributions has been the construction of a dedicated factory space, providing us with an efficient and modern workspace to meet the growing demand for our products.

SLEDP’s support extends beyond infrastructure to the provision of critical machinery, including roasters, grinders, printers, and packaging machines. These state-of-the-art tools have greatly enhanced our production capabilities and product quality.

Our partnership with SLEDP has been instrumental in expanding our business reach. We have experienced remarkable growth, penetrating new markets and reaching a wider customer base, thanks to the resources and support provided by SLEDP.

DAN BENNI NUTRITIONAL BABY FOOD is not just a business; it’s a mission to nourish the future generation with wholesome and locally sourced Benni Baby Food products. We take pride in our journey, which has been characterized by resilience, learning, and growth.

As we continue our mission, we remain dedicated to delivering highly nutritious, appealing, and locally sourced products for children. We are committed to making a positive impact on the health and well-being of the youngest members of our community.

Thank you for considering DAN BENNI NUTRITIONAL BABY FOOD as your trusted partner for children’s nutrition. We look forward to the opportunity to collaborate and contribute to the health and happiness of our children and families.

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Email : matendaysteven@gmail.com
Phone number :+23231771401/ +23278935370/ +23276939526.

Meet Margaret Mansaray CEO Women in Energy

Introducing Margaret Mansaray, the visionary CEO of Women in Energy, a trailblazing enterprise with a mission rooted in leveraging cutting-edge technology to uplift lives. At the core of their pioneering journey is a locally owned and operated smart green stove meticulously designed to effectively manage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and health risks which affect women and girls in Africa and a pressing concern for communities far and wide.

Margaret’s path to success took a significant leap in 2022 when she gained entry into the esteemed SLEDP (Sierra Leone Economic Diversification  Project) project. Guided by the expertise of Innovation SL, she successfully navigated the challenges that typically accompany the inception of a startup. This vital support paved the way for her to meet the surging demand for her products.

The stove has an insulator that absorbs most of the heat and that makes the stove nearly smokeless, reducing the emission that would be released into our environment and taken/ inhaled  in by those cooking a meal. In recent studies it was found out that inhaling the smoke of typical cooking stoves while cooking in less than an hour can have an equivalent impact to that of smoking cigarettes.

It has a chimney that can be opened and closed to ensure efficient combustion , that helps regulate temperature and minimizes the loss of heat.and the awesome part is that the device is portable suitable for both indoor and outdoor use,and it comes with a two year guarantee and after this period the insulator needs to  be replaced

Margaret made this masterpiece with the thought of women and girls in mind and with this product women and girls will have less time preparing food and that saves them Energy .Women in Energy launched this product inorder to improve the lives of women and girls in Sierra Leone.

With the stove you get instructions for making Green Briquettes from trees like coconuts which have high calorific content. To know more about Margarets good work and product  kindly follow her on the below pages : website – womeninenergysl.com

  • Email- womeninenergysl2020@gmail.com

Application Update




Brief explanation about Light/small manufacturing and Circular economy

Circular Economy refers to businesses that are into sustainable fashion design, production of tiles, bricks from plastics, recycling of waste materials to usable products, producing energy from wastes, producing viable products from the waste agricultural produce etc. thereby limiting the consumption and waste of resources.

Light/Small Manufacturing refers to businesses that their production is less capital intensive, consumer oriented and having less environmental impacts. Examples: production of furniture like doors, beds chairs etc. producing leather products like bags, shoes etc. production of light electrical equipment, fabricated metal production, glass products, gara tie dye production

A call for the Incubation of 30 businesses (startups and SMEs) under the Sierra Leone Economic Diversification Project


Under the Sierra Leone Economic Diversification Project, Innovation SL on behalf of the Government of Sierra Leone and World Bank is calling for applications for Start-ups and SMEs. This program is to diversify the Sierra Leone economy; funding SMES and start-ups businesses through grants,


·         Individuals with a viable or proven business idea that needs support (as in incubation or acceleration) to become a competitive company that can sell its products and services.

·         This can include Start-ups, companies recently established (less than 2 years old).


The Eligible sectors

1. Tourism sector

2. Digital

3. Agribusiness

4. Fisheries sectors

5. Waste management

6. Light Manufacturing

Other sectors that supports the project’s objective of diversifying the economy that are not in the World Bank exclusion list will also be considered

The Key selection criteria for SMES include

) SMES’ current operational, financial, and market positions;

(b) potential demand for their products, considering pre-identified priority market segments; 

(c) market competitiveness based on differentiation, cost, and/or focus;

 (d) viability of technical interventions for advancing the growth of the business; and[4] 

(e) the financial and technical viability of the business.

Key selection criteria for Start-Ups will be based on a modified set of evaluation criteria in recognition of their early development stage. Accordingly, these criteria will include

 (a) technical and financial viability of the business model;

(b) good evaluation risks;

 (c) potential for growth

 (d) value addition; and


The Matching Grant and Technical Assistance will not extend grants in support of activities that support the production of the following:

Production of Alcoholic beverages




Innovation SL together with the Project Coordinating Unit will undertake to visit 100% of all applicants that meet the minimum requirement to verify application information.

Click Here to access the application.

 Deadline for submission of application: XXXX  XXX 2021