40. A Conversation with CNN Hero of the Year, Nelly Cheboi



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About this episode

In this episode of The Intentional Fundraiser Podcast, I'm excited to talk with Nelly Cheboi, CEO and Founder of TechLit Africa. If her name sounds familiar, it may be because she was recently named CNN Hero of the Year.

Hear about her incredible journey from herding cows as a little girl to leading a nonprofit that brings more Kenyans into the digital economy and developing effective, scalable solutions to poverty.

Nelly’s journey is full of grit, determination, and empathy transforming the lives of youth in rural Africa through her nonprofit TechLit Africa.


Our guest

Nelly Cheboi, CEO and Founder, TechLit Africa


"Poverty has an expiration date. Even if your life is hard right now, you can still change it."

- Nelly Cheboi, CEO and Founder, TechLit Africa


Resources mentioned in this episode  

CNN Announces Nelly Cheboi as CNN Hero of the Year

Nominate a CNN Hero

TechLit Africa Blog

You can directly support TechLit Africa through financial or IT donations

The Mom Test: How to talk to customers & learn if your business is a good idea when everyone is lying to you by Rob Fitzpatrick


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