Anaa Jibicho is majoring in Economics with a minor in Media Studies at Pomona College (’23). He is a refugee from Ethiopia. After some time in Kenya, Anaa and his family were granted visas to the United States. In America, he lived in a housing project where he didn’t know English, there was a shortage of positive role models, and worse of all he had no aspirations. After some challenges, Anaa was lucky enough to surround himself with mentors who saw his potential and supported him into becoming a better person. Through entrepreneurship, Anaa’s life was changed. With bills needing to be paid, Anaa took it to himself to hustle and get creative. In middle school, he started an online social media advertising platform where he made around $500 every day. That was when he knew he had the capacity to create value. Anaa is currently the founder of Didómi- a reusable water bottle social enterprise that provides 10 years of water access to someone who needs it the most for every bottle sold. He started this initiative after going through the water crisis in Ethiopia. So far, Didómi has provided thousands of people with water access around the world. Anaa has gone through a lot of adversity and so he knows that people, teams, and even companies have tremendous potential and the capacity to transform communities around the world. He wants to help everyone be better.