4. Joel Mwale
Joel Mwale is an innovator who capitalized on his invention after he suffered from dysentery age 18 years old he wanted to stop that from ever happening to anyone else, so he decided to find a permanent solution.
As he was recovering, he was thinking of an idea to make drinking water safe. After being released from hospital, he invested his life savings and built a borehole in his village. He and local volunteers and tradesmen, eventually found water. They put in pipes, infrastructure and a mechanical system to extract the water. Four years on, the project still provides clean water to about 500 households.
Joel Mwale also won the Azisha prize, an African award for innovation that comes with a $30,000 prize.
In 2013, he sold his 60% shareholding in SkyDrop to a group of Israeli investors for over $500,000. By that time SkyDrop was generating annual revenues of $515,000, with 74 employees.
Allow him to explain even further below
Boniface Githinji made communication platform that made it solve many problems that companies and schools were having at the time. He decided to build a system that can send bulk sms automatically at once from a mere pressing of a button of two. He had his ups and down but found root in Nailab and started his own startup called Sematime that now has employed more people who helps him run his business.
Below is his interview