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We are thrilled to celebrate an extraordinary milestone achieved by our partner and friend Kennedy Odede, CEO of SHOFCO, who has been named one of TIME 100’s Most Influential People of 2024.

Kennedy Odede‘s journey from the streets of Kibera, one of Africa’s largest slums, to becoming an acclaimed leader on the global stage is nothing short of inspirational. Under his leadership, SHOFCO has grown exponentially to provide essential services such as healthcare, education, and clean water, fundamentally changing the landscape of possibilities for marginalised communities in Kenya.

Kennedy’s vision extends beyond immediate relief; his strategies for empowerment and sustainable growth have sparked significant social change, addressing root causes of poverty and inequality. His innovative approach includes establishing community-led programs that ensure all initiatives are deeply rooted in the needs and aspirations of the people they serve. This model has not only amplified the impact of SHOFCO but has also inspired countless other organisations worldwide to adopt similar methodologies.

Kennedy’s inclusion in the TIME 100 is a recognition of his resilience, leadership, and the effectiveness of community-driven change. It highlights the global acknowledgment of grassroots activism and its crucial role in shaping a more equitable world.
We extend our congratulations to Kennedy Odede for this well-deserved recognition. His influence and leadership continue to inspire us all to push the boundaries of what is possible in our pursuit of equality, justice, and human dignity.

At Magnia, we are motivated more than ever to continue supporting transformative leaders like Kennedy, and we look forward to further collaborations that foster such significant impacts globally. Here’s to more achievements, partnerships, and breakthroughs that change lives and reshape futures!

Congratulations, Kennedy, on being a true agent of change and one of the most influential people of 2024!

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