Joseph Ithagu - Fortune 40 Project

Joseph Ithagu, Fortune 40 Project

Date grant awarded: 07/26/2017

After a great struggle to raise funds for his own college education, Joseph Ithagu started the Fortune 40 Project, a crowdfunding system that aims to raise college funds for 40 poor, vulnerable and marginalized youths in Kilifi County, Kenya each year.

In partnership with Guru Institute Kenya, the project is supported by the community, where members become sponsors and contribute weekly towards these costs. To date, 16 students have been admitted and are pursuing courses in the fields of Management, Accounting, Leadership and ICT with the help of 700 local sponsors.