It’s easy to assume that world hunger is caused by a shortage of food. But Esther Ndichu, the humanitarian supply chain director at UPS, argues that the real issue is logistics. She points out that food often rots just miles from the neediest people and that farmers often can’t get goods to market. By fixing the “last mile,” she shows that hunger can be solved in our lifetime.
Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Ndichu understands first-hand some of the challenges the humanitarian organizations face when delivering aid and relief, which has grown into a vested interest in seeing UPS expand into Africa and the humanitarian sector.