The Leila Janah Foundation
THE GIVE WORK CHALLENGE
The Give Work Challenge is a social impact business plan competition founded by Leila and her husband, Tassilo, in 2018 to support entrepreneurs in Kenya and Uganda. The program provides funding and mentorship to founders whose business models further the Give Work movement.
The Leila Janah foundation was created to accelerate the adoption of social enterprises that Give Work to those in underserved communities. Leila Janah, our late founder, firmly believed that providing meaningful, dignified, living wage work was the best way to permanently lift people out of poverty. She coined this “Give Work”, and founded a movement to bring her vision to life.
Originally named Samsasource, this non-profit was renamed after the passing of our founder to honor her legacy. This structure enables us to accelerate Leila’s vision and further build the Give Work movement.