About Us

One of our goals is to empower the black economy by fostering partnerships that will create sustainable living! Let us rise together in the African Diaspora to build our community. We have been innovators from the beginning it is our creative minds that have led the revolution to change the entire world.

Calling all innovators the situation will get worse if we can’t get our recent graduates to start training our unemployed youth! Young people start making things to build up your community.

This will help you earn a living !! Change your perspective!! Change your view!! I know it’s hot.. I know it’s tough but everything you need is right infront if you!! This will take creativity and innovation !! You can do it !! I know you can !!!

Our Mission

To empower the African Economy by fostering partnerships that will tiger innovation through hands on participatory SME workshops.

Our Vision

Bring inspiration and innovation that will create sustainable living of the African People.


The Core of Innovation is the ability to make something out of nothing

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Ester Magano Antanga

SME Curriculum and Development Manager
Esther has over 18 years of experience  as an educator and entrepreneur in several industries in northern Namibia.   She is the founder and Director of Tutaleni Teacher Training Primary College since 2007. She has trained over 1,300 teachers in early childhood development and pre-primary education. In 2015, 9 NIED) National Institute for Educational Development registered and recognized her curriculum for junior primary school.  Throughout her leadership at Tutaleni she has developed monitoring and evaluation indicators for her own organization curriculum and teachers performance.   Mrs. Antanga was invited to be an editor for the  “Curriculum Review” for the Ministry of Education, Oshana Region in 2015.    Ms. Antanga has served on the NCCI leadership team from 2013 – 2018, one of the role she played was skilled based technical advisor for the Oshikoto Region.   Recently , Ms. Antanga has started her own digital magazine for “Strong Namibian Woman who are not Celebrated” called S-ta lyalalekwa Magazine. The magazine currently has over 21,000 followers to date.

Mathias Nepela

SME Business Manager
Mathias has over 7 years of experience as an young entrepreneur that have successfully opened 3  businesses in the Oshana and Oshikoto Region of Namibia. Mathias has become top facilitator for Afrisource in Entrepreneurship and Bookkeeping.  Mathias Nepela is known throughout the community to be a leader in socio-economic development amongst the young adults in his community. The passion to to start an income-generating business developed while getting his education . Mr. Nepela completed his 2 year Associates at  Namibia University of Science and Technology in  Business Administration. Mathias enjoys developing marketing strategies and building partnerships.  At the age of 15, Mr. Nepela started working as an part-time administrator with Lukeli Creation in Ondangwa, Namibia.  In 2013, Mr. Nepela joined AIESEC Namibia as a communication officer in which he was later elected as a local committee President of AIESEC Polytech, a branch of AIESEC Namibia. In 2014, he received a certificate of completion as AIESEC Trainer of Trainers.  In 2014, he worked as a contractor for the Electoral Commission of Namibia, he held several positions such as presiding officer, supervisor, kit operator and driver.  In 2015, he was hired as a Manager at Koonyaka Guest House situated in Ongwediva, Namibia. In 2017 , Mathias became the Assistant Manager of Ondangwa Airport Lodge and in 2018 moved from the hospitality industry into the mines and energy industry, where he became a supervisor at Ongha Total Service Station.  Later on in the year he was requested to support Oshakati Service Station as Forecourt Supervisor until September 2020.  Mr. Nepela enjoys raising his family, networking with local businesses and organizing market events.

Panduleni Hailundu

Agriculture and Innovation Manager
Since 2013, Panduleni has become an local farmer and advocate/educator for organic farm training in the Oshana Region. Mr. Panduleni Hailundi has trained more than 300 smallholder farmers in Oshana, Ohangwena and Oshikoto Regions.   Is the founder of HAIWO Trading CC which is  advocate for performing arts and organic farming empowerment strategies in Nambia since 2013.  Mr. Hailundu has 10 years in qualitative research and over 20 years of experience in community development locally and internationally. He has worked has an consultant for local and international NGO’s such as UNESCO, University of John Hopkins, Childline Lifeline, National Theaters of Namibia, YWCA, Red Cross and others.   Mr Hailundu is well known in Namibia as a professional translator for the languages of English to Oshiiwambo verbally and written.  As a veteran theater development practitioner, in 2010 Mr. Hailundu won the best male screen actor for the Namibian Film and Theater Awards.  Mr. Hailundu started his education by attending short courses in Performing Arts in Zimbabwe and Zambia in 1996-1998.  He was able to achieve his diploma from the College of the Arts in Performing Arts in 1998. He continued his education in South Africa with a Certificate of Completion in Performing Art in 2000. Later on in 2006-2007, he completed script writing for radio and television courses at Soul City in Johannesburg, South Africa.  After years of acting in various locally produced movies such as Liberation Struggle for Namibia\Where Others Wavered, Mr. Hailundu was given the starring role in the movie called “My Father’s Son” which was selected for the United States of America Los Angeles Film Festival in 2011.  Recently he completed another short course on screenwriting in 2015 by Richard Benson Jr, South African Hollywood Writer in Windhoek, Namibia .  Mr. Hailundu completed a diploma in Thoelogy and Leadership by the Soul Harvest Bible School in Oniipa Namibia.   Mr. Hailundu enjoys being a lifelong learner, raising his family, reading, gardening and empowering young people.

Aquila Ledbetter

Afrisource Team Leader, Managing Director

Aquila Ledbetter is the Founder and ,Managing Director of Afrisource Innovation Center located in Ondangwa, Namibia Africa and Afrisource Foundation (Washington DC).  Ms. Ledbetter is committed educator to the field of the economic empowerment and innovation in the targeted areas of Ondangwa Namibia and Anacostia, Washington DC.   Aquila has spent her adult working career as Educator and an IT Specialist beginning with teaching at risk youth for The Salvation Army (Anacostia), and US Peace Corps (Namibia) and DC Public Schools. For the past 10 years she has taught both nationally and internationally hundreds of students and other educators in using technology in various subject matters. While she is passionate educator, her true passion is community economic development. Aquila has come from a family that has dedicated their lives to service to others. Within her professional career, she has received many awards and special recognition.  Ms. Ledbetter has several news articles published in the Washingtonian, Washington Post Magazine, The Namibian New Era and recently from her graduate school alumni.   After 20 years of service in the nonprofit industry, she realized that while providing the basic needs of people living in poverty it is more important to train them how to sustain themselves.  As a result, in 2017 she completed her master’s degree in Sustainable Development from SIT Graduate Institute of Washington DC. Soon afterwards she started her own nonprofit organization called Afrisource Foundation.   As of 2021 Ms. Ledbetter is currently working remotely in the US while living abroad in Namibia, Africa.

What Innovation Can Do to Your Life

Nothing will work without passion. What wakes you up in the mornings? What keeps the flame burning? What is the one thing that you’ll die if you don’t do? Sometimes people with talent are overtaken by the people who want it more. Think the hare and the tortoise. Ellen Degeneres once said that if you’re not doing something that you want to do, then you don’t really want to do it. And that’s true. Sometimes you just want something so bad you become a virtual unstoppable. And that is passion. Passion will keep you going.
Don’t worry about inspiration. You can’t force it; inspiration hits when you least expect it to, for those unpredictable yet inevitable moments you should prepare. An idea could strike you on the subway, yet alas, you poor unfortunate soul; you have no sheet of paper to scribble down a thought that could change the world. Avoid these disasters. Have a pen and paper within your arm’s reach at all times.

Find your own style

Find your own style

People will appreciate your innovation more because it is uniquely yours and that no one else would have thought of what you were thinking. That will let people see how valuable an asset you are.

Don’t hide behind nifty gadgets or tools.

What Innovation Can Do to Your Life

You don’t need the most expensive set of paints to produce a masterpiece. The same way with writing. Who cares if you’ve got a blinging laptop if you can’t write at all? The artist actually reduces the number of tools he has as he gets better at his craft: he knows what works and what doesn’t.
Find your own style

Nothing will work without passion.

What wakes you up in the mornings? What keeps the flame burning? What is the one thing that you’ll die if you don’t do? Sometimes people with talent are overtaken by the people who want it more. Passion will keep you going.

Growing Fast

Don’t listen to what other people say. Follow the beat of your own drum. Allowing for the input of other people will only bring cacophony to the music you are trying to make. If you have an original idea, don’t waste your time and effort trying to make people understand. They won’t. And the help you will probably get comes in the form of negative feedback. If all those geniuses listened to their peers, we would probably still be living in the middle ages.
Spend time on it. I cannot stress that enough, although, please do not mistake this tip to tell you to quit your day job entirely. Do not. This involves some tricky time management but with a little discipline you’ll be able to squeeze both in.

Exercise. Take a walk. Run a mile or two. Send all those endorphins coursing through your veins. Exercising certainly clears and relaxes your mind and allows for anything to pop up.

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