In this episode, meet Adama Kane, the founder of JokkoSanté, a social enterprise and health focussed digital payment platform, that allows people that don’t have money to buy medicine to get access to meds despite their limited financial resources. And it allows NGOs, government entities and private companies as well as individuals in the Diaspora, to buy points online which can then be exchanged for medicine in partner pharmacies.
Adama got the idea when he realised that there was a large amount of safe and unused meds stored in family cabinets that simply expired while others in need of the meds could use them. This realisation set him on the path to start JokkoSanté. According to WHO each year more than 150 million people face crippling high medical expenses relative to their income.
In the interview Adama shares:
- How he came up with the idea
- How a supportive and open minded culture at his former employer helped not only launch JokkoSanté but also other initiatives and
- How challenges in his childhood helped prepare him for his journey
He also shares which exact steps he took to make JokkoSanté a reality from an idea in his mind to a thriving digital payments platform and how he sold a previous side project, an app bringing transparency into fisheries to tackle illegal fishing activities, to the ministry.
There is a lot of gold in this interview and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
And now, without further ado, enter Adama Kane.