Struck by Uganda’s Water Problem, One Student Did Something About It
The Kathy Ku and SPOUTS of Water Story, so far…
THE SPOUTS OF WATER TIMELINE
History: SPOUTS has built the foundation for a strong business over time.
Chief Executive Officer
Has led SPOUTS for the past almost two years. Prior to joining, Daniel spent 2.5 years at Deloitte and another 2.5 years working in Finance.
Michael has over 5.5 years experience working in Strategy and Sales in India and Tanzania prior to joining SPOUTS.
Accounting & Finance Manager
Before joining SPOUTS, Moses worked for Platinum Credit Limited.
Dominic worked for Wheatco. Industries Limited before joining SPOUTS.
Director of Community Relations
Paul has worked in multiple charitable entrepreneurial roles in Uganda prior to joining SPOUTS. He is also the Founder of Vertical and Micro Gardening- VMG. He brings in extensive experience in developing and implementing local partnerships and sustainable community development projects. Paul has been working with SPOUTS for over four years.
Executive Director, NGO
Ms. Poole holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering and a Masters of Engineering degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She is an experienced professional engineer contributing 17 years to the civil/environmental engineering and water resources industries, working with both public and private clients. With experience in a corporate setting, her own consulting business and the non-profit sector, Ms. Poole has a range of business experience.
Board of Directors
Kathy holds a B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology and an M.S. in Engineering Science from Harvard University. She worked at BCG and McKinsey before heading production at SPOUTS.
Co-founder & Executive Director
John studied Economics at Harvard University before moving to Uganda in 2014 to head the Sales & Marketing Team.
Sean is the CEO of the Clarke Group, a group of businesses mostly based in Uganda. The businesses’ are in the fields of Medical, Agriculture, Hospitality, Property and Education.
Rebecca worked on the ground with SPOUTS starting in 2015, transitioning into an advisory role in 2019. Her primary work with SPOUTS was focused on business development and sales & marketing, having served as Sales Manager and later as Deputy Director. She has a degree from the University of Michigan in Environmental Science and Economics, and has also spent time in India studying sustainable development and social change.
Philip Wilson is the founder and CEO of Ecofiltro, a social enterprise dedicated to providing clean water to the rural poor of Mexico and Central America. He graduated with an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton and received his BA from the University of Notre Dame. To date, Ecofiltro has served over 300,000 families in rural areas and the goal is to reach 1 million families by the year 2020.