Leila Janah & Erin Ganju: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty for Millions of Women

ERIN GANJU, ROOM TO READ

ERIN GANJU, ROOM TO READ

LEILA JANAH, SAMA GROUP

LEILA JANAH, SAMA GROUP

Erin Ganju believes that world change starts with educated children. I spoke with her in 2015 when her goal was to reach 10 million children. Just two years since she and I spoke on this show, Room to Read has now reached 11.6 million children with quality education. And, they will be reaching their 20,000th school community and 50,000th adolescent girl with their Girls’ Education Program
Leila Janah founded Samasource to connect the poorest people in developing countries to digital work through a pioneering approach she calls “impact sourcing.” We spoke in 2015 and we’re re-releasing this episode now because she’s written a book based on her experiences called Give Work. You’ll also hear her talk about Samahope, which merged last year with Johnson & Johnson’s CaringCrowd platform.

Leila Janah and Erin Ganju are social entrepreneurs breaking the cycle of poverty for millions and this is one of my favorites from the archives.