Rebecca moved to Nairobi in 2016 to conduct a study on the Kenyan social economy, which brought her to discover a wealth of exciting artisans, businesses and initiatives. She was surprised, however, at how little known many of these were, relying on word of mouth for any visibility. Fascinated by the power of digital, she came up with the idea of regrouping all of the gems she found in a simple mobile application, making them accessible to all.
Life is full of fortunate encounters – Rebecca met Jess over a cup of coffee who loved the idea and together they started the WAPI? adventure. They soon expanded the team to include Joseph’s technical expertise and Nadya’s beautiful writing skills, making the WAPI? dream a reality.
Together, they aim to uncover and bring you the best of what Nairobi has to offer, supporting the local economy by working with local artisans, businesses and initiatives to increase their visibility, reach and impact.