About Us

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Dodore Foundation is a Dutch Foundation and was launched in June 2011 in Nairobi’s Kibera (one of Kenya’s biggest slums) with the aims of uplifting mother-headed-families with small unconditional gifts of around 10 euros (1,000 Kenyan Shilling) every month.

It is through Dodore Foundation that Dodore Kenya Limited was born. Dodore Kenya limited is a social enterprise that supports NGO’s with ideation, testing and implementation of programs in the mobile domain. Dodore Kenya Limited offers innovative enabled technology enabled solutions & behavioral science for social impact. Check dodore.co.ke website for more.

Having worked for the foundation, Dodore Kenya Ltd gathered knowledge on mobile banking and how to use technology in NGO programs.

We extended our donations to Sinai slum in Nairobi, Kendu Bay in Kisumu and Agbogbloshie slum in Ghana.

Our Inspiration

Money transfers on mobile phones are an innovative way to empower needy people. The book Just Give Money to the Poor covers this topic thoroughly and serves as one of the pillars of our Just Give! Program. Other pillars include;
– Integrity
– Accountability
– Innovation

The academic authors Joseph Hanlon, Armando Barrientos and David Hulme have a long track record on development. Their conclusion is a motivating, readable compendium of country experiences, research findings and arguments.From their hypothesis on micro-donation cash transfers flow conclusions:Recipients use the money well and do not waste it,Cash grants are an efficient way to directly reduce poverty,They have the potential to prevent future poverty by facilitating economic growth and promoting human development.

“Just Give Money to the Poor makes a convincing case for a simple but powerful idea: that guaranteeing families an assured base income will create a platform upon which they can build their futures”

~ Jonathan Morduch, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, New York University

Meaning of Dodore

People have been asking us about the meaning of Dodore.We called the foundation: DODIRE (Donate Directly). Hold on… what’s up with DODORE then?
Good point.When officially registering our organization, the notary made a spelling mistake. We didn’t notice until we got back home…

We decided to keep the name: it has a beautiful African ring to it and, now, this story to tell. And luckily it didn’t mean anything bad in the Swahili language…