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.
Kangu is a small organization with a big dream: that every woman survives her pregnancy and childbirth. The first crowdfunding platform for safe births, Kangu, makes it possible for anyone anywhere to fund $10 or more of a pregnant woman’s access to high-quality healthcare before, during and after childbirth. These services are proven to reduce maternal and newborn deaths by up to 90%, and are offered through our in-country medical partners at about $200 per woman, or 1% of the usual cost.
One Heart World-Wide (OHW) is a 501(c)(3) organization with over 15 years of experience implementing maternal and neonatal mortality prevention programs in areas where women often die alone at home giving birth. Our aim is to improve access to, and utilization of healthcare services to reduce the risk of maternal and neonatal mortality in the most remote, rural areas. We believe that all women and newborns can receive the quality healthcare services they deserve during pregnancy and childbirth, anytime and anyplace.
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.
Agora Partnerships empowers entrepreneurs to transform the world. Agora believes that entrepreneurship is fundamental to human progress. In order to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals – to challenge global inequality, fight extreme poverty, and protect our planet – we need to unlock entrepreneurial potential. Agora works with companies that are building a more inclusive and sustainable world.
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.
aQysta envisions sustainable technologies to revolutionize agriculture and enhance food security in the world. We develop high-tech solutions and implement them in a novel way for the underprivileged people of the world.
SEED is a global partnership for action on sustainable development and the green economy. SEED supports innovative small-scale and locally driven entrepreneurs around the globe who integrate social and environmental benefits into their business model from the outset.
Generation is a youth employment nonprofit with a dual mission to empower young people to build thriving, sustainable careers and to provide employers the highly skilled, motivated talent they need. Today, more than 21,000 young adults have graduated from the Generation program, which prepares young adults for careers in nearly 80 cities and 200 locations across eight countries, with five countries in pre-launch.
BRAC, an international development organisation based in Bangladesh, is the largest non-governmental development organisation in the world, in terms of number of employees as of September 2016. BRAC is present in all 64 districts of Bangladesh as well as 13 other countries in Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
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.