Chowberry: How a software engineer is feeding Nigeria's poor with an app

Story highlights

  • Software engineer Oscar Ekponimo created a web app that connects the poor to supermarkets in Nigeria
  • Food that would normally be wasted is sold at a discount to those in need

(CNN)Growing up Oscar Ekponimo was familiar with hunger.

After his father had a partial stroke, he was temporarily ill and unable to work, leaving the family struggling to make ends meet.
    "I remember most times there was little or no food [in the house]," he told CNN. "I had to go to school without food and got by with snacks friends