Giving People Work, Not Aid
A true inspiration, Leila Janah (1982-2020) was an activist and social entrepreneur who pioneered impact sourcing. Above all, she was committed to eradicating world poverty through the dignity of work.
Handouts are not going to end global poverty, but work — real work — just might.
“Don’t underestimate the ripple effect of what you do. These kinds of actions have toppled empires.”
~ Leila Janah
Janah’s life was cut tragically short by Epithelioid Sarcoma (ES), but she showed typical courage and drive in the face of the disease, working with nonprofit Research to the People to help advance research into this sarcoma. Her legacy lives on through the companies she founded: thriving social enterprises that continue to change lives today.