Student and Alumni Ventures

209

Quality jobs created

$1.5M

Raised by and invested in their organizations

6 Million

Stakeholders reached though their work


I am Kenyan

Country: Kenya
Founder: Sophie Mvurya
ALA Class of 2010

The I Am Kenyan project aims to promote the Kenyan identity by fostering ethnic reconciliation after decades of ethnic tension in Kenya. In the build up to the 2013 elections, Sophie ran a photo campaign which attracted 21,000 participants. In November 2014, Sophie was profiled on BBC as one of the “Ten Teens Who Changed the World” for her work developing I am Kenyan.

iamkenyan.or.ke

Lankey

Country: Morocco
Founder: Ziyad El Mouniri
ALA Class of 2010

Lankey is a study abroad company that offers French and Arabic programs in Morocco for university students from around the world. Ziyad has 10 full-time employees and revenue in excess of $100,000.

lankey.co

Remittance Capital

Country: Kenya
Founder: Brian Macharia
ALA Class of 2008

Remittance Capital is an investment company focused primarily on real estate investment in Kenya. Brian employs 2 permanent staff members and 15 waged workers.