Category poverty alleviation

Success Story from Kenya: Social Entrepreneur Kennedy Odede brings Hope to Nairobi’s Slums

Kennedy Odede was born to a teenage mother in 1984. He was the oldest of eight children. Kennedy was raised in Kibera, the largest slum in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi, and the largest urban slum in all of Africa. He recalls getting his first grey hair at age six and being alone and on […]

Success Story from Ghana: Mabel Suglo, Helping Disabled Artisans Turn Trash into Eco-Friendly Footwear

Mabel Suglo was born in Jirapa in the West Region of Ghana on the 24th of September 1993 to Mr. Gaspard Suglo and Madam Mary Adolee. Mabel is the last born of three girls. Mabel’s mother and her late grandmother were inspirations to her early in life. They taught her to love humanity, be generous […]

Success Story from Nigeria: Saied Tafida Sulaiman’s Poverty Alleviation and Fiscal Transparency Initiatives

Saied Tafida Sulaiman was born in the early 1980s, in what was then known as Gongola state, in northeastern Nigeria. Gongola, currently the states of Adamawa and Taraba, has long been a region characterized by ethno-religious conflicts and poverty. As a youngster, Saied, his extended family, and other members of his community participated in “Verde” […]