Is The Future Of Non-Profits In For-Profit Models?

Ubuntu Made from Kenya is betting on business and tech, not charity.

Zane Wilemon describes himself as the “white guy from Texas who bought himself a one-way ticket to Kenya” in search of something bigger than himself. He spent the next 15 years, building a friendship and a business with a Kenyan minister, Jeremiah Kuria, in Maai Mahiu, a small town on the outskirts of Nairobi.

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Ubuntu founder says that business has to be the answer to creating long-term fruitful change in the communities.  Photo Credit: Georgina Goodwin.

Their friendship helped give rise to a cafe, an organic farm, free clinics and medical testing, a school for special needs kids, and a sustainable accessories line.

Ubuntu Made line is available online and in select retailers such as Whole Foods. Photo Courtesy of Subject.

Ubuntu Made is available online and in select retailers such as Whole Foods. Photo Courtesy of Subject.

Read the full story at Forbes.com.

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