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From Founder to Philanthropist
How I Give is a Founders Pledge podcast about entrepreneurship, philanthropy and social change. We talk to founders, philanthropists and social innovators about what drives them, how they are rethinking social impact, and how we can do philanthropy better.
Solving problems for small businesses in Africa with Daniel Yu, Founder & Global CEO of Sokowatch
Originally from the US, Daniel Yu is an entrepreneur and software developer who has worked and travelled across more than 65 countries. Currently based in Kenya, he is the Founder and Global CEO of Sokowatch, an amazing organisation transforming business for informal retail shops across sub-Saharan Africa, which sell over $600 billion in goods each year. Sokowatch supports these shops by allowing them to place orders at any time through SMS or mobile app, with free same-day delivery of goods to their shop along with customised lines of credit to enable them to grow. The company works with tens of thousands of merchants across Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda while partnering with companies such as Unilever and Procter & Gamble.
In this episode of How I Give, we speak to Daniel about his unique entrepreneurial journey, his philanthropy and why he decided to take the pledge.
- Read our blog series about why we've set up a Global Health & Development Fund and how we plan to run it.
- Read the story of Bahati, whose life has been transformed by the support of high-impact nonprofit GiveDirecly.
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