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.
According to the African Development Bank, by 2030, there will be about 1 billion people in Africa of working age (between 15-64) – an increase of approximately 40% when compared to 2018. Naturally, this means more jobs will urgently be needed in order to improve living conditions, reduce unemployment and create sustainable economic growth in […]
Internet-of-things (IoT) is one of the key components of the information and communication infrastructure needed for social impact creation in under served markets. A recent study conducted by World Economic Forum also showed that of more than 640 IoT projects, 84% of existing IoT deployments can contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Applications […]
It goes without saying that 2020 has been one of the most challenging years for so many of us across the globe. Inherently, challenging times allow us to reflect, readjust, and respond to situations in ways that make us stronger moving forward. These times also allow us to be uncomfortable, and being uncomfortable can help […]