We are pleased to announce that Vivek Maru, Namati’s co-founder and CEO, and Sonkita Conteh, Namati’s co-founder and Sierra Leone director, have received the honor of being named Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneurs of the Year for 2017.

According to the Schwab Foundation, the 2017 awardees include “17 outstanding leaders at the helm of 13 organizations pioneering solutions for social and environmental challenges ranging from refugee family reunification and human rights to water infrastructure and financial inclusion.” For more information on the inspirational recipients, please visit the award’s webpage.

We would like to congratulate all the awardees and thank the Schwab Foundation for recognizing the power and potential of the legal empowerment model. Vivek and Sonkita are committed to using this opportunity to further grow and strengthen the global legal empowerment movement.