Danielle Sharaf

Founder, Switch

Pakistan

Danielle Sharaf is the founder of Switch, a mobile solutions company that produces content rich SMS, IVR (interactive voice response) and digital solutions for mobile users in developing markets. Through their mission “Mobile For Change,” Switch focuses on text messages and audio services since 65% of people in Pakistan still use basic mobile telephone services without internet access. Switch-ITC reaches out to over 17 million mobile users through their services in healthcare, education, financial inclusion, agriculture and career development, providing them with reliable information, learning platforms and connecting them to socioeconomic growth opportunities. In response to COVID-19 Switch has been pushing out text and audio content on virus information reaching about 2.7 million Pakistanis in rural areas and in their regional languages.

Sharaf’s business supports the following SDGs:

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well- being

GOAL 4: Quality Education

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth