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Meet Momo: driving for a cause

August 23, 2017 / Montreal

For Momo, driving isn’t about making an income, it’s about giving back to his community. As the founder of the African Breakfast Club, Momo is dedicated to helping provide meals for children in need in Africa. Originally from Cameroon, Momo has been in Montreal for the past 17 years. He loves the city because of its welcoming and friendly people, safe streets, and the opportunity it provided for him to accomplish his dreams.  

He founded the African Breakfast Club in 2010 in order to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds go to school with a full stomach so they can concentrate on their studies. From the beginning, Momo knew that it was going to be an uphill battle to get the organization off the ground. Having to fund 95% of the start-up costs for the organization, Momo turned to Uber in 2014 to raise money for his cause. Every week he would drive from Friday to Sunday with all the money he made going straight to his project.

Through driving, Momo not only raised the money he needed, he met people who have helped shape the organization. By driving, he’s able to connect with people from all over the world and spread the news of the amazing work he’s doing for the children in Africa. Now a full-time driver-partner, Momo has been able to expand his organization to 3 additional countries: Burkina Faso, Mauritius, and Cote d’Ivoire. By September of this year, he hopes to launch in Mali, the Central African Republic, and Nigeria. Due to the flexibility driving provides, Momo is able to take trips to Africa without having to figure out how to take a leave of absence from work.

Momo is an inspiring, hard working individual who we are proud to partner with.

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