8B Education Investments Enables Affordable Financing Solutions for African Students in Global Universities

This Inspiring Fintech Startup Enables Affordable Financing Solutions for African Students in Global Universities

In episode 80 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, I speak with Dr. Lydiah Kemunto Bosire, Founder & CEO of 8B Education Investments, on using Income Shared Agreements to create affordable financing solutions for African students in global universities.

Dr. Lydiah Kemunto Bosire, hailing from Kenya, earned her D. Phil in Politics from the University of Oxford, a pursuit she grappled to fund.

Over the years, she has observed her African colleagues, friends, and family relinquishing opportunities to study at prestigious global universities due to financial constraints.

The sight of African students, granted admission to esteemed institutions that could unlock doors to innovation hubs and leadership networks, truncating their studies and dreams due to inadequate funding, has left a lasting impression on her. These poignant experiences are at the heart of 8B’s personal mission.

With an illustrious background in international affairs, including roles in the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General, the World Bank, and the World Health Organization, Lydiah boasts a rich portfolio.

Her leadership extended to coordinating the UN’s collaboration with the World Bank for the innovative Global Concessional Finance Facility, designed to support communities hosting refugees.

Leveraging this wealth of experience, 8B Education Investments emerges as a testament to strategic and innovative thinking with a global impact.

Proposing a scalable market-driven solution that invests in African human capital, this initiative stands as an essential tool in the arsenal aimed at propelling African prosperity and achieving collective well-being.

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