We had the pleasure of hosting Kuldeep Malkani (our first investor) in Kenya for a week as our first post covid visitor. It was very exciting having him meet our Makers, see the expansion of the Maker studio and get his first pair of custom Afridrilles. We walked him through the almost finished Children's Wellness Centre with our Foundation team. He had a chance to hang out with our Kiddos, therapists & educators. In true Ubuntu fashion, we asked him to get vulnerable with our team and share a bit on why he invested.
"When I heard the story of what Zane and Amal were doing, I was really inspired to learn more about Ubuntu Life and see how I can get involved. I have been coming to Africa for many years, to various countries, supporting different organizations and charities, and I love the concept of creating a business that also helps people in the community, in their country. I think that is exactly what they have created here, and it is inspirational. I think it will lead a lot of other people to do something similar and have an impact on people's lives, and provide continued impact. When I grew up, the ‘impact’ was giving to people every year - giving, giving, giving. That's not sustainable. What Ubuntu Life is creating here is sustainable, which is why I chose to invest. I invested in what they created and invested in all of you because I truly believe that you're creating something transformational here. It will inspire others to do great things and see the future differently from the past. To see how we can change people's lives and have that be sustainable over time. And not to keep coming back to people for money because you won't need it because you have created something here on your own. And I think that is incredible! So I applaud all of you for all the hard work you’ve done and the hard work ahead of you. I think it's going to be an exciting journey for everybody, thank you!"