Podcast: Galen Welsch Generates Safe Drinking Water and Jobs in Africa
Laurel Moglen, Executive Producer for Forbes Podcasts at PodcastOne
He’s not seeking glory as a hero of social enterprise. Galen Welsch just wants to keep building his company, Jibu, which offers a market-based approach to solve basic social problems of emerging markets — like access to safe and affordable drinking water. Jibu equips African entrepreneurs to co-invest in their franchise in order to get away from a donor dependency model. These mostly young African business owners set up shop with the help of Jibu’s infrastructure to hire employees and bring clean drinking water to their local communities.
On this episode of Forbes Under 30, hear Galen Welsch talk about what motivated him to uproot himself to Africa, why he chose to create a for-profit social enterprise company as opposed to a non-profit and the obstacles he’s tackled to bring Jibu to fruition.