The Somo Project
Do you support any non-profits or charities? Move-In: currently working in the slums of Jakarta Indonesia. GLADS: down-syndrome advocacy. Somo Project: helping eco-minded entrepreneurs in Kenya. – Ryan and Heidi Browne
The Somo Project is a charity that concentrates on empowering communities in developing nations throughout Nairobi and the rest of Kenya. Today, more than one billion people live in abject poverty. The devastating effects of this are especially evident in urban slums, where the locals have an astounding lack of opportunities. Somo is hoping to change this bleak state of affairs by aiding visionary entrepreneurs with well-thought out business plans. They accomplish this by helping aspiring entrepreneurs flesh out their long-term goals, putting them through MBA bootcamp to learn the in’s and out’s of running a business, giving them access to various mentorship programs and helping them find opportunities for partnerships, investments and grants. After all, the best way to change society is by starting from within, and that’s exactly how Somo goes about improving the community. The project is run by a comprehensive team that consists of Joshwa Tambo, Amelia Hopkins Phillips and George Phillip Rzepecki. Want to help the next crop of entrepreneurs make their ideas a reality? Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to 2016’s Somo Trainee Class. They pledge that 100 percent of each contribution will go to funding 2016’s class, which means that every cent goes toward helping these entrepreneurs revitalize their community. Follow Somo Project on Instagram.