At last the great occasion is over and London has confidently told the world in the words of Sebastian Coe that when its time came it did it right. This is the motivation I took from the spirit of the Olympic Games 2012 – making our lives count.
“… I have come here, to Ghana, for a simple reason: the 21st century will be shaped by what happens not just in Rome or Moscow or Washington, but by what happens in Accra as well…” President Barack Obama, July 2009.
We sat in the moist heat for almost two hours waiting to board the ferry to take us to the south coast of Mombasa. Apparently, we were lucky. Our driver informed us that he had had to wait for four hours the previous day.
Greetings readers and to my fellow MBA bloggers!
It has been a little over a month since I touched down in Nairobi, but in terms of knowledge and experience accumulated, it feels like eons. I’ve had the privilege of working with Acumen Fund, a global social venture fund dedicated to providing critical goods and services to the Base of the Pyramid (BoP), people earning under $4 per day. My focus this summer is on healthcare systems in East Africa, specifically mapping out the ecosystem for healthcare products and services and assisting with due diligence on pipeline investments with the potential to improve the health and well-being of low-income patients.