Our Story

Meet the team and learn about how we started

Our founders

Meet Martin and Leah

Until 2016, Martin, a South Sudan citizen, was living in a refugee camp in Kenya.

He has first-hand experience of being on the other side of this equation.

  • When he arrived at the University of Pennsylvania, his first job was research on refugees and asylum policies databases with Prof. Guy Grossman.
  • Reading and coding hundreds of refugee policies for many African countries, Martin was made aware of many barriers refugees face from whether they can travel outside the camp, do business, or bring in their properties from their home country.
  • He also has extensive experience in agriculture from working on family farms.

As a child of Jewish refugees from the Soviet Union, Leah has always had an interest in learning more about refugee communities from around the world.

She spent a summer in Italy learning about the refugee and migrant crisis in Lampedusa.

  • She is also an EMT and CPR instructor, passionate about healthcare.
  • In addition to aiding in the initiative of providing easily accessible clean water to the Olua I refugee camp, she hopes to provide valuable emergency medical training to members of this community.

Our on-the-ground team

James Ateny

General Coordinator

Malual Garang

Field Consultant

Charles Cube

Field Officer

Thokbor Jok

Operations Officer

Our developer team

Abhinav Raghunathan

Full-Stack Developer

Eduardo Gonzalez

Front-End Developer

News Articles

Read about us and our project in the news!


With project Maji, seniors Martin Leet and Leah Voytovich will use their President’s Engagement Prize to install a solar-powered water tank and provide agricultural and first aid training for members of the Olua I community.


Class of 2021 President’s Engagement and Innovation Prize winners announced The Prizes enable students to take on post-graduation projects that make a positive, lasting difference in the world.