Asobo

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KEY FACTS Raised funding to cover pilot, hired initial team, built first operational hub Successfully transformed from trials in 2019 to a handful of paying customers by Q4 2020 Massive reduction in environmental pollution by avoiding GHG emissions and oils spillage caused by petrol engines Increased income for fishers and their families through more affordable…

Amiran

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KEY FACTS Part of Balton CP group with operating entities across eight African countries in east, west and southern Africa Track record of over 50 years innovating in the Kenyan agriculture sector Piloted 100+ credit sales to small scale farmers and SME agribusinesses in 2019-2020 Amiran brings to Kenya the products of leading and innovative…

Hasiru Dala Innovations

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KEY FACTS Servicing more than 30,000 households and empowering 23 waste picking entrepreneurs Created over 250 predictable livelihoods for wastepickers Diverting over 1000 tonnes of waste per month away from landfills Setting up a 30 tonne per day organic waste to compressed bio gas facility Hasiru Dala Innovations is a social enterprise that is focused…

The Nature Conservancy

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HIGHLIGHTS Wood energy makes up over 80% of African primary energy needs Trees and forests provide one of the most cost effective ‘climate solutions’ The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is one of the world’s leading conservation organisations working to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends in over 70 countries around the world.…

African Management Institute (AMI)

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Key Facts 20,000+ people trained in 11 African countries, including 15,000 entrepreneurs 100% of businesses and entrepreneurs reported improved business performance after completing an AMI programme, with 92% reporting improved productivity and 96% improved employee engagement 75% of entrepreneurs trained increased revenue and half created new jobs AMI delivers high-quality, cost-effective learning programmes tailored to…

Village Industrial Power (VIP)

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VIP designs and manufactures a combined heat and power plant that uses various biomass crop waste as fuel to produce productive heat and three-phase power off grid and on demand. VIP employs a design referral model, working with a range of manufacturers to source processing equipment that customers can plug into the VIP power unit and grow their…

Twiga

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Key Facts Sources produce from 9000+ farmers in rural areas, and sells to 6000+ vendors in Nairobi, Kenya. 48 collection centres bringing in 100 tonnes produce daily Twiga Foods is a business-to-business food distribution company that builds fair and reliable markets for agricultural producers and retailers through technology. Twiga has built collection centres across Kenya…

SparkMeter

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SparkMeter provides high-quality, affordable smart metering solutions to mini-grid and central grid operators in developing rural markets around the world. Their range of meters – designed to operate in challenging and remote locations – and software allows remote management of grid performance and allows operators to supply electricity to low-consumption and low-income households and businesses…

Rent to Own

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Key Facts 72% of customers live on less than $2.50/day 92% of customers report an improvement in their lives (Acumen Lean Data study) Has dispersed more than $3m of productive equipment Rent to Own provides finance for productive equipment to rural entrepreneurs in Zambia. Using a mix of local agents knowledge and field research, they…

Husk Power

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Husk is one of the world’s leading off-grid utilities, providing reliable power to rural communities and businesses. They design, install and operate small-scale power plants that convert solar energy or agricultural waste into affordable electricity for people in rural India and East Africa. By using solar energy to generate power in the day and biomass…