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  • TechnoServe Consolidating the Gains - Small Scale Farmers

    TechnoServe is helping develop Uganda's matooke banana industry, benefiting thousands of small-scale farmers. The "Consolidating The Gains" project aims to increase the incomes of smallholder farmers in southwestern Uganda by reducing the transaction costs along the banana value chain. The project has reached 26,000 fa
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  • LIST - Living in shanty towns

    The LIST (Living In Shanty Towns) Initiative aims to unify Kenya's young people who are living in informal settlements and prepare them for a productive and dignified adulthood and together work toward personal, social, economic and political justice. LIST is an Acumen Fund East Africa Fellows Program.
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  • Farming is My Business - KICKSTART INTERNATIONAL

    Kickstart International aims to transform Africa from subsistence to commercial agriculture through low-cost capital equipment. The Farming is My Business campaign seeks to lift up the image of the farmer to be a legitimate and proud business person. Farming is My Business is an Acumen Fund East Africa Fellows Program
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  • Eco Post

    EcoPost is a Kenyan firm that uses waste plastic as a resource to manufacture aesthetic, durable and environmentally friendly fencing posts. EcoPost curbs deforestation by providing an alternative to timber by recycling waste plastic, and creates jobs for the unemployed. EcoPost is an Acumen Fund East Africa Fellows Pr
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  • Nuru Energy

    4 billion people lack reliable access to electricity; 1.8 billion people have no access at all. Poor, rural consumers spend between $8 and $12 per month for replacement lighting services, including candles, kerosene, dry cells, or battery charging. These sources of energy are dirty and inefficient, and on a per-kil
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  • We the Change Foundation - Kenya

    A staggering 1 billion people worldwide live in a slum. Growing up in one of the harshest environments on the planet makes for pretty grim reading, but what about the hope found amongst these communities? At We the Change Foundation, we focus on the hope and concentrate on Early Childhood Development in particular. We
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  • Juhudi Kilimo

    Juhudi Kilimo is a social enterprise that provides financial services to Kenya's rural smallholder farmers by micro-leasing wealth generating assets, like a dairy cow. Juhudi Kilimo currently has 7,000 borrowers and hopes to reach 50,000. Juhudi Kilimo is an Acumen Fund East Africa Fellows Program.
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  • Convoy for Hope – Food for Famine Relief in Somalia

    Somalia experienced its worst drought in six decades and the United Nations declared the famine in Somalia “the worst humanitarian crisis” on the planet.
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  • International Space Station Agricultural Camera (ISSAC)

    ISSAC is an Earth observing sensor based aboard the International Space Station. Designed and built by students and faculty at the University of North Dakota, the system is also currently operated out of a control center on UND's campus. Primarily conceived to help farmers and ranchers increase productivity and benefi
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  • Israeli Flying Aid

    Israeli Flying Aid (IFA) is a non profit, volunteer-based, non-governmental organization (NGO) that aims to provide humanitarian life saving aid and relief to communities in areas stricken by natural disaster or territorial conflicts. Operating in places where local regimes prevent entry from formal international hu
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