About Us

AKM Glitters Company Limited was founded in 2006 by Ms. Elizabeth Swai. AKM Glitters Company Limited deals with Integrated Poultry business with a goal of trading and promoting small holder chicken farming business in rural Tanzania.

The company was registered on the 7 of March in 2007 under the Companies Act of 2002 with Certificate of incorporation No: 59540. The goal of AKM Glitters Company Limited (AKMG) is to trade and promote economically viable smallholder chicken farming business in Rural Tanzania.

Under Mkubwa project which was funded by World Bank, 800 women poultry keepers were trained, mentored and coached for 3 years from 2009 to 2013. The regions included Coast Region(Kibaha District), Dar es Salaam Region(Ilala, Temeke and Kinondoni Districts)

AKM Glitters Company Ltd believe and recognize that every profiting making business has the fundamental responsibility of expanding its service to rural in line with poverty reduction and contribution to economy.

Values in place are the motto for the all operations giving priority to consumers and beneficiaries of all our projects. All these are achieved in a committed manner with the goal of being models to all citizens and making a difference in all our operations.

Management Team

elizabeth c. swai

Executive Director & Founder Of AKM Glitters Co.Ltd

Ms. Elizabeth Swai is the founder of AKM Glitters Company Limited dealing with Integrated Poultry business managing three Kuroiler breeder farms, a hatchery, and a feed mill. The company also delivers its services into 25 Regions. To date, 300,360 farmers are direct beneficiaries through its unique franchising model.

Elizabeth worked for 15 years with UNHCR and UNWFP prior to venturing into poultry business. She has academic qualifications in Human Development, entrepreneurship. Her passion as a social entrepreneur is inclusive development that touches the lives of the society in particular women and the youth. Her work has enabled thousands to access employment, food and nutrition through poultry keeping.

Elizabeth as a leading woman in the poultry industry in Tanzania her work has received various awards including Change Driver Award, Impact Award, Women of Achievement in Agribusiness award and Malkia wa Nguvu 2019 and First time in Tanzania the Agriculture Award 2019. She has also featured in the book of the best women entrepreneurs of Africa as a role model to watch. Her love for work is her personal drive towards satisfaction of the one she serves and that of her own.

Elizabeth is a Founder Member of African Agribusiness Academy, Africa Women in Agribusiness, a member of Professional Poultry Association, Feed Mill Association and a Vice Chair of Poultry Breeders Association, Executive Board Member Tanzania Business Council – Livestock Sector.

PLacid Kauzeni

Director of finance and administration

Provides Consultancy on Management, Performance and Forensic Audit to ensure ethical delivery of fiscal and good governance policies as an effort for the contribution to economic development of the company & country.

Is also one among the first Directors of AKM GLITTERS COMPANY LTD.

Adv. maria himid

Director of legal and human resource

dr. henry njakoi

director of operations

Is a focused, well-rounded international development professional combining years of progressive experience and expertise in program development, strategic planning, fundraising, budget management and business operations to boost program impact footprint.

A strong leader with proven track record of building, motivating and developing teams prepared to exceed expectations. Great cooperation facilitator who has demonstrated ease in building and managing partnerships with diversified development partners, both at grassroots, sub-national, national and international levels.