Anne Githuku-Shongwe wins Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2013


Anne Githuku-Shongwe, founder of Afroes, along with twenty-three other social entrepreneurs, has been acknowledged by the Schwab Foundation as Social Entrepreneurs of the Year 2013. The winners were selected in recognition of their innovative approaches and potential for global impact. was one of the winners

“Now that the terms social entrepreneurship and social innovation are well known, it is easy to forget that even a few short years ago they were virtually unheard of,” says Hilde Schwab. “For decades and in relative obscurity, social entrepreneurs have been doing the hard work of building trust with the poor, finding solutions to their problems and creating entire business models and organizations that take their needs into account.”

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