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Mama Maji is one of the close to 70% of social entrepreneurs that report that they’ve discovered at least one new funding opportunity on GIE that was a good fit. Many of them then move on to apply and secure the funding.
In September 2018, Mama Maji secured funding through Young Water Fellowship from Young Water Solutions, which they discovered on GIE. Mama Maji's Eliza Lesale was one of nine social entrepreneurs chosen out of 430 applicants by Young Water Solutions receiving a prize of seed funding (€5000), mentorship, and training to grow the Maji Mama Cluster in Enkoireroi, Kenya. The Young Water Fellowship also supported Eliza to travel to Stockholm and speak at World Water Week.
Brian Manning, Co-Founder of Mama Maji had this to say -
“It takes time to cut down all the funding opportunities out there and figure out where we're going to put our time and energy. So often the criteria that will disqualify us is sitting on some page of some PDF or on some website that I didn't know existed. And sometimes we don’t realize it until, we are already in the application process. GIE helps us find those things that would disqualify us up-front, so we aren't wasting our time."