Byansi Deziderlo

About Byansi

As a young boy Byansi loved business and sold cassava and jackfruit wherever he could. By secondary school, his entrepreneurial spirit led him to help others in his community by founding Dezi Smart Enterprises, an organization that produces and sells everything from paper bags and soap to briquettes and wax candles. Dezi Smart has trained over 2,000 youth in how to produce and sell these items, giving them a means of income generation in order to lift themselves out of poverty. Byansi has always known that “even the poor can be rich” if given the right tools, and by starting slowly, one replication at a time, his organization is proving this and changing thousands of lives along the way.

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As a young boy Byansi loved business and sold cassava and jackfruit wherever he could. By secondary school, his entrepreneurial spirit led him to help others in his community by founding Dezi Smart Enterprises, an organization that produces and sells everything from paper bags and soap to briquettes and wax candles. Dezi Smart has trained over 2,000 youth in how to produce and sell these items, giving them a means of income generation in order to lift themselves out of poverty. Byansi has always known that “even the poor can be rich” if given the right tools, and by starting slowly, one replication at a time, his organization is proving this and changing thousands of lives along the way.

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