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Practical Action

Practical Action is a global innovator, inspiring people to discover and adopt ingenious, practical ways to free themselves from poverty and disadvantage. Improving harvests through planet-friendly farming innovations. Transforming lives through affordable, renewable energy. Reducing vulnerability created by climate change or disaster. Demonstrating sustainable ways to improve clean water access and sanitation. Unlocking economic opportunities that allow whole communities to thrive.

Precision Agriculture for Development

Our mission is to support smallholder farmers in developing countries by providing customized information and services that increase productivity, profitability, and environmental sustainability. Precision Agriculture for Development (PAD) is working on a new model for agricultural extension: reaching farmers with personalized agricultural advice through their mobile phones. We implement this model in collaboration with partner organizations and gather evidence on its impact. We aim to improve the lives of 100 million farmers in developing countries with our services.

Envirofit

Envirofit International is a social enterprise that innovates smart energy products and services that improve lives on a global scale. Using a market-based approach, Envirofit develops a global product line of smart clean cooking technologies that cook faster while reducing fuel use, smoke, and toxic emissions. Serving more than 5 million people in energy poverty, Envirofit’s smart stoves reduce climate change, create new jobs, and enable families to save money.

Sunfunder

SunFunder is a mission-driven solar finance business based in Nairobi unlocking debt capital for solar energy in emerging markets, where over 2.2 billion people live without access to reliable energy. We offer borrowers a deep solar market expertise, an efficient due diligence process and strong customer partnerships, while simultaneously providing investors with diversified, high-impact, fixed income debt offerings of emerging market solar investments.

There are currently no vacancies.

UjuziKilimo

UjuziKilimo collects & analyzes millions of data points to provide actionable insights that inform the agriculture industry. UjuziKilimo utilizes data science and machine learning to provide actionable agronomic insights to farmers; business intelligence & predictive analytics to Agriculture service providers & businesses through a fully integrated data platform, powered by millions of data sets.

There are currently no vacancies.

M-KOPA

M-KOPA has connected more than 500,000 homes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to solar power, with over 500 new homes being added every day. Customers pay a deposit of 3,500 KES (approx $35), take the system home then pay 50 KES (approx $0.50) a day for a period of one year, to own the solar system.

There are currently no vacancies.

Acumen

Acumen is changing the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders and ideas. We invest patient capital in businesses whose products and services are enabling the poor to transform their lives. Founded by Jacqueline Novogratz in 2001, Acumen has invested more than $106 million in 96 companies across Africa, Latin America and South Asia. We are also developing a global community of emerging leaders with the knowledge, skills and determination to create a more inclusive world. In 2015, Acumen was named one of Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Not-for-Profit Companies.

There are currently no vacancies.

Medic Mobile

Medic Mobile combines decision support for doorstep care, prioritization for home visits and follow-ups, messaging, and actionable analytics for managers. The tools we build are free, open-source, and deployed at scale in the hardest-to-reach areas. Medic Mobile was created for people delivering care in hard-to-reach areas. The tools support multiple languages, run offline when needed, and sync data connectivity is available. They run on basic phones, smartphones, tablets, and computers, supporting people doing critical work in communities, health facilities, and management offices. We’re committed to developing open-source software, sharing learnings, and lowering barriers to reach for these tools.

Juhudi Kilimo

Juhudi Kilimo is a social enterprise and certified B-Corporation that provides asset financing and technical assistance to smallholder farmers and small-to-medium agro-businesses throughout Kenya. Juhudi operates exclusively in rural areas, giving smallholder farmers access to the tools they need to scale up and succeed.

Azuri

Azuri Technologies Ltd is an award-winning company operating in Cambridge and Sub-Saharan Africa. We develop, manufacture and deliver a revolutionary Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) Solar Power Service that transforms the lives of off-grid consumers. Currently, over 150,000 off-grid rural households rely on Azuri solar home systems and are experiencing the economic, social, and health benefits that access to clean, reliable electricity offers.