Forbes Under 30 Podcast

By July 12, 2017Uncategorized

Podcast: Galen Welsch Generates Safe Drinking Water and Jobs in Africa

Laurel Moglen, Executive Producer for Forbes Podcasts at PodcastOne

Listen to the full episode here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurelmoglen/2017/07/12/podcast-galen-welsch-generates-safe-drinking-water-and-jobs-in-africa/#739f22be1974

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.

(L-R) Alfred Edakasi, one of Jibu's first franchisees in Uganda and Galen Welsch, CEO and co-founder of Jibu.

(L-R) Alfred Edakasi, one of Jibu’s first franchisees in Uganda and Galen Welsch, CEO and co-founder of Jibu. Photo Courtesy of Andy Berndt of Community Blueprint.

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.

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