Viamo is a global social enterprise that specializes in mobile engagement and Information and Communication Technology for Development. We work in partnership with organizations to connect them and individuals through digital technology, in order for everyone to make better decisions. We envision a world where all people have access to the information they need to make decisions for healthy, prosperous lives, and have meaningful relationships with governments, civil society, and businesses.
Credit excludes the majority of the world’s poor. At myAgro, we’ve proven smallholder farmers can finance themselves if they have the right tool to save. myAgro’s Mobile Layaway helps farmers save little by little to buy seeds, fertilizer and training using what they already have – their mobile phone.
SolarNow sells high-quality, reliable solar home systems in Uganda and Kenya. With SolarNow’s PayPlan, selected clients can take advantage of 24 month credit terms. SolarNow works with a branch-network of 50 branches in Uganda and 16 branches in Kenya, all guaranteeing reliable after-sales services, including up to 20 years warranty on the PV modules. We transform the lives of East Africans by providing quality, sustainable energy solutions at affordable prices, through client focused, committed professionals.
The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation invests in a long-term legacy of greatness by inspiring and developing individuals will become high impact responsible entrepreneurs. The Foundation believes that such individuals are capable of shaping and transforming the future of the Southern African region as they will be driven to make a life-altering positive impact on the world around them. The Foundation therefore seeks to nurture and develop an entrepreneurial mindset in the most promising of Southern Africa’s youth through its Scholarship and Fellowship opportunities.
Oolu was founded in 2015 by Nilmi Senaratna and Dan Rosa, and incubated in Y Combinator. The company’s mission is to provide off-grid households with high quality products at an affordable price. For a low monthly fee, paid through mobile money, Oolu installs a pay-as-you-go solar kit that can power various in-home devices such as lights, phone chargers, radios, fans and televisions, and performs any necessary maintenance, including free battery replacements and system upgrades.
Esoko is a pioneering technology company powering Africa’s digital revolution. The company does this through the development of simple but powerful mobile and web-based tools and services that empower organizations seeking to provide critical services to the last mile. Our mission is to improve the revenues of Africa’s rural people and we hope to drive economic empowerment for Africa’s rural folks through digital and financial inclusion.
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.
Futurepump is on a mission to design, develop and manufacture robust solar irrigation products for small scale farmers. The SF2 solar irrigation pump is both robust and portable. It offers smallholder farmers a cheaper, cleaner and more sustainable alternative to costly and polluting petrol or diesel pumps.
The SaniTap provides the ‘hardware’ solution that’s been missing from the hygiene promotion projects. The product enables refugees or households without running water at home to turn knowledge about handwashing into actual behaviour-change. This dramatically increases the health impact of WASH programs.
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.
BURN Manufacturing designs, produces and distributes Kenya’s best selling, most durable and economical charcoal and wood cookstoves that also dramatically reduce harmful smoke emissions which can cause significant health problems.
GiftedMom is a leading mobile health solutions provider in Africa. We leverage last mile technologies to provide pregnant women and new mothers access to health information and strengthen linkages to antenatal care. Our Vision: A world free of maternal and infant deaths.
Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. We celebrate and support people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.
SEED Madagascar is dedicated to providing locally developed initiatives based on the expressed needs of our partner communities. Our approach is based on partnership, co-management and skill-sharing by individuals, communities and local organisations. The programmes that result from this approach will lead to lasting change, alleviating poverty and supporting environmental conservation for some of the world’s most vulnerable people in threatened and irreplaceable environments.
In over one million homes around the world, people bring their food to a boil in a pot for about twenty minutes, then place the pot into a Wonderbag to finish cooking. Once the pot is nestled inside the Wonderbag, it continues to cook for up to 12 hours. This cooking method also reduces water evaporation and retains traditional flavors and nutrient content. Wonderbag cooking saves between 30-80% of fuel -whether electricity, kerosene, charcoal, or firewood- and 60% of water typically used per meal.
Digital Green is a global development organization that empowers smallholder farmers to lift themselves out of poverty by harnessing the collective power of technology and grassroots level partnerships. We join forces with governments, private agencies and, most importantly, rural communities themselves to co-create digital solutions that are of the community and for the community.
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.
African Clean Energy (ACE) is the producer of the ACE 1 solar biomass energy system: an advanced cookstove which reduces smoke emissions to negligible levels. The ACE 1 is among the cleanest and most high-tech stoves currently available, providing clean cooking with a range of biomass fuels as well as offering solar electricity for mobile phone charging and LED lighting.