Co-Founder and Chief Exploration Officer, Kidogo
Sabrina Habib is the Co-Founder and Chief Exploration Officer at Kidogo, the leading childcare network in Kenya. Kidogo improves access to high-quality, affordable early childhood care & education to low-income families by equipping women (“Mamapreneurs”) with the knowledge, skills and support tools to start or grow their own childcare micro-businesses. Prior to Kidogo, Sabrina spent three years working with the Aga Khan Development Network in East Africa, managing an integrated primary health care project and the social innovations portfolio of a $13.5M maternal and child health grant. It was during this time that Sabrina first encountered the childcare crisis taking place in Nairobi’s informal settlements (slums). Dissatisfied with the status quo and traditional approaches to development, Sabrina launched Kidogo in 2014.
Sabrina holds a Masters of Public Administration in Development Practice from Columbia University and an Executive Education Certificate in Leading & Scaling Early Childhood Initiatives from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. She was named as a Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 (2017), as Canada’s Female Social Entrepreneur of the Year by ELLE Magazine (2016), as an Echoing Green Fellow (2016), as the HRH Prince of Wales / Unilever Young Social Entrepreneur for 2017 and as an Acumen East Africa Fellow (2020).