The Inception of Akili Group
Established in 2010
Akili Holdings was founded by Haron Wachira in 2010, and subsequently enlarged and segmented into units that work together as a group (hence Akili Group) on specific pursuits of the social enterprise’s vision: Software tools; value addition; training/capacity building; cooperative modeled savings and investments. The company’s major income stream is carbon credits from offsetting activities in communities.
Prior to the establishment of Akili, Haron Wachira , was a consultant with UNDP for 2 years to establish the cause of endemic poverty in 20 constituencies spread across Kenya, and to develop possible ways out. The project proposed a slate of micro-industries that could potentially create meaningful employment on a large scale in each of these counties.