WeTu Steps Up Social Entrepreneurial Approaches in East Africa

Siemens Stiftung launched WE! Hub Victoria Ltd, Kenya, a social enterprise on the shores of Lake Victory in March 2019. In Swahili “WeTu” means “ours” and true to its spirit – the enterprise aims to create self-sustaining business operations for the community. The fundamental business is to support crucial basic supply areas by selling and dispensing safe drinking water, renting specially designed solar lanterns for fishing, and delivering e-mobility solutions. The enterprise will also train locals on health and hygiene, business processes, and improve technical skills to sustain the venture for the long run.

Rolf Huber, Managing Director of Siemens Stiftung shares the inspiration and the vision behind the new enterprise. He explains why social entrepreneurial approaches  go the distance in improving living conditions with better access to basic ammenities along with creating new economic opportunities. Read the full interview.

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