In this episode, meet Mikaïla Issa, the co-founder of WÀTU Digital Lab based out of Dakar, Senegal.
WÀTU Digital Lab is a digital communication agency that connects, engages and impacts rural communities through ICT tools to empower the youth and women in the agriculture sector.
WÀTU Digital Lab also helps its clients to strengthen their network of partners, develop digital tools for knowledge sharing and management and manage the online communication and promote the results of projects in the space of agriculture and sustainable development.
Originally from Benin, Mikaïla first came to Senegal because his girlfriend was living there and soon discovered his passion for entrepreneurship there and decided to stay and start his own company.
In the interview he talks about
- How he and his team started with a leap of faith and the little resources they had
- How his family responded to his plans of starting a business and what made him act on his dreams nonetheless
- And how filling gaps in information through ICT tools can make a huge difference to rural communities
He also shares about how WÀTU Digital Lab got its first client and what his advice for young people in Senegal is.
There is a lot of good stuff in this interview and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did. And now, without further ado, enter Mikaïla.