Stories & Interviews

There are plenty of people around the world with the courage to try something new and turn ideas for a better future into reality. Here you’ll hear from our project cooperation partners, network members, and participants in addition to experts in fields that motivate us and make a difference in society.

Interview | Social Entrepreneurship | 29. September 2022
Sustainability as a Growth Engine
A reportage of projects in a country aiming to expand its economic power sustainably and without detours, and the role that social enterprises play in this.
Background story | Social Entrepreneurship | 2. August 2022
Toward green economy with climate and gender equality: Three Kenyan social enterprises pave the way
The “epScale Funding Call Promoting Women in the Green Economy” supports social enterprises that have a positive impact on the environment along with strengthening economic opportunities for women.
Background story | Social Entrepreneurship | 26. October 2021
E-Mobility Innovation Call 2021: Five African innovations for greener mobility
Innovative, sustainable and social: Get to know the winning solutions of the E-Mobility Innovation Award 2021 of Siemens Stiftung.
Interview | Social Entrepreneurship | 30. March 2020
Full speed ahead! – One year of WeTu in Kenya
Our social enterprise, WeTu, is celebrating its one-year anniversary in Kenya. What challenges did the company face when it was founded? What has been accomplished so far? What is next in the water, energy, and e-mobility segments?
Interview | Social Entrepreneurship | 28. August 2019
Constant dripping wears the stone
Max Steiner’s work focuses on providing support for the disadvantaged. In Bolivia, he’s spreading the concept of OneDollarGlasses.
Interview | Social Entrepreneurship | 21. May 2019
Driving development with e-mobility
Innovative mobility solutions for rural regions of Africa. Rolf Huber discusses the potential of e-mobility and the approach taken by WeTu, Siemens Stiftung's social enterprise.
Interview | Social Entrepreneurship | 3. May 2019
Clean drinking water despite drought
The fear of new droughts in Kenya is very real. Tilmann Straub explains how technological solutions help address the problem.
Interview | Social Entrepreneurship | 28. March 2019
Better living conditions for Kenya
The social enterprise WeTu has set out to improve the lives of tens of thousands of people living in rural areas around Lake Victoria. Managing Director Rolf Huber tells us how it all began.
Interview | Social Entrepreneurship | 12. November 2018
Stories about us: Storytelling for social entrepreneurs
Storytelling in a business setting? Barbara Börner introduces “Stories about us,” a tool that helps social enterprises with organizational development.
Interview | Social Entrepreneurship | 10. September 2018
Start-ups with a future in Ghana
William Senyo, CEO of the Impact Hub Accra at the heart of the West African start-up scene, speaks with us about the culture of innovation in Ghana and the “African Seed” initiative.