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Arbutus Medical


Canada

Launched in 2014 Arbutus is a medical device company developing affordable world class medical devices. Their flagship product is an affordable surgical drill kit. The Drill Cover increases efficiency and accuracy while reducing the capital cost of orthopedic drills allowing surgeons to safely use a low cost hardware drill within a clean surgical environment. Arbutus sells the Drill Cover in combo kits which include a low cost hardware drill and a set of five sterile covers.

Human health & social work

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Drinkwell


United States of America

Drinkwell was established in May 2013 as a part of WIST Inc. to capitalize on the lessons learned of the over 200 implementations and take advantage of the enormous market opportunity of providing clean drinking water to rural and peri urban communities that lack access to affordable sources of clean drinking water.

Water & Sewerage

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Eco Corner


India

It all started with a simple idea. Eco friendly products can be tastefully designed easy to maintain and yet be affordable. The idea evolved into an experiment. The experiment evolved into a business. The business evolved into a community of eco conscious citizens.Some guiding principles continue to drive our success. Maintain honest pricing of eco friendly products and people will buy them. Make the products easy to maintain and people will cherish them. Form a community to make a small difference without being preachy and people will join in. Support rural artisans and NGOs and the local crafts will continue to flourish. Become a platform that celebrates creativity and even the less eco conscious will become customers. Eco Corner Retail Pvt. Ltd. is a manufacturer distributor and retailer of Eco friendly lifestyle home decor and stationery products. Our products include home accessories aroma products handmade stationary products organic and natural food products and natural bath and body products among others.

Retail

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Ekam Eco Solutions


India

Ekam Eco Solutions works in the domains of Sustainable Sanitation Value added Bamboo Products and Sustainable Livelihoods. Ekam has commenced its work by addressing the gap in product development and innovation and is in the process of rolling out a number of innovative pre fab and custom solutions which could be implemented in rural urban institutional and individual levels. They not only strive to create green products and systems with low embodied energy they are also developing strategies for sustainable businesses around them.

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Ensibuuko


Uganda

Ensibuuko is a Tech social entreprise that builds ICT Mobile solutions for the rural poor. They build ICT Mobile solution that enable entreprises to deliver these services much efficiently and to scale rapidly as they reach under served communities.

Financial & Insurance activites

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Forestry and Agricultural Investment Management (FAIM Rwanda)


Rwanda

Founded in 2011 FAIM has established the first tissue culture lab and plant propagation facility of its kind in Africa producing clean disease free planting materials demonstrating how such plants combined with good agronomy can increase production and teaching sustainable agriculture techniques. FAIM plants increase farmer productivity 5 to 10 times current yields. This is key to enhancing food security in Rwanda which has one of the lowest levels of agricultural productivity in all of Africa and the lowest rate of nutrition in the region.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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Geel Medical Services


Uganda

GEEL Medical services was founded on the 1st September 2011 with a mission to reduce preventable health related deaths in marginalized areas of sub Saharan Africa by improving access to quality affordable and reliable comprehensive healthcare services with a focus on maternal child(women and children) health.

Other

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Guru-G Learning Labs


India

Incorporated in 2013 Guru G is the world s first gamified platform for teaching and teacher training. Guru G converts existing textbooks and teacher resources into adaptive teaching packs (or guided lesson plans) which provide in class guidance to teachers on different ways in which they can teach a topic. The guidance adapts to the teacher s past behavior student moods & the practices that have resulted in best learning outcomes for their students. These packs save preparation time & effort for a teacher before class plus make teaching fun and interesting during and after class. Teachers can also track their progress and train at their own pace if interested.

Education

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I Say Organic


India

I Say Organic incorporated in April 2011 aims at creating a demand driven shift towards ecologically sustainable food production by making organic produce and other daily groceries easily accessible. The mission of the company is to offer customers more natural nutritious and chemical free organic produce conveniently at an affordable price. It currently procures farm produce from 9 certified organic producer groups (3000 farmers) at prices significantly higher than market prices to incentivize more farmers to take up eco friendly farming methods. It takes consumers orders online or through phone and delivers orders at the customers doorsteps. Its main focus is fresh fruit and vegetables where there is market gap although it also sells non perishable items such as flours pulses oils and honey. Competitive edge includes widest range of produce same day delivery and time slot delivery options for consumers and strong focus on customer engagement.

Acommodation & food service

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Impact Africa Industries


Launched in 2010 Impact Africa Industries is manufacturing affordable sanitary pads for the BOP population and distributing them across East Africa under the brand Safi and Malaika. The company is connected with 720 schools and continuously enrolling more. The company makes pads of two types disposable pads and reusable pads.

Other

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Janta Meals


India

Janta Meals serves affordable meals to the working class population (blue collar) in Delhi NCR region. They operate a hub and spoke model where a central kitchen (run by women from the local community) prepares and distributes the meals to the franchisees and institutional clients like NGOs factories government bodies etc. The company prepares nutritious meals in a clean and hygienic kitchen and sells these through a network of micro entrepreneurs (franchisees) who are based among the target group. Through bulk purchasing efficient usage of fuel and mechanised cooking they can achieve prices as low as Rs. 20 for a meal.

Other

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Jibu


Uganda

To address both the water crisis and employment crisis Jibu equips entrepeneurs with a proven business in a box franchise solution strategically located storefronts that draw water from any local source and filter / package it on the spot using leading edge ultra filtration. Drinking water is sold in reusable bottles to the bottom 90% of the under served market within a hyper local target market (about 2km radius around each franchise) at a price lower than cost of the charcoal required to boil water. Launched in 2012 Jibu has now launched 5 franchises.

Water & Sewerage

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Krishi Star


India

Krishi Star gives farmers ownership of a larger part of the food value chain and access to higher margin markets. Krishi Star's mission is to end poverty for the nearly 200 million small farmers in India. Krishi Star is a newly founded social enterprise company based in Mumbai India. Their vision is to lift small farmers out of poverty by transforming rural economies. They are currently looking for Fellows in a variety of positions including Finance HR IT Sales and Marketing Operations and Admin.

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Medula Healthcare


India

Medula Healthcare is an employee wellness outsourcing company managed by a team of healthcare IT and management professionals with combined experience of more than 80 years in healthcare & IT industry. rnrnThey are healthcare focused social enterprise and they bring the combined benefits of preventive care curative healthcare and health insurance to the masses at the bottom of the pyramid. Their service is packaged as a combined product at very affordable cost which can be paid on a monthly basis. They deliver these services directly through pan India alliances.

Other

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Parvata Foods


India

Parvata Foods is a socio commercial enterprise started by two graduates of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM A). Their aim is to build value chain in fruits vegetables and spices from Sikkim and other backward states in North East (NE) and Eastern India thus elevating the living standard of farmers in difficult/hilly areas by integrating them with main value chain. Parvata Foods also undertake processing to add value to the products.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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PowerGen Renewable Energy


Kenya

PowerGen Renewable Energy founded in 2011 is a premier renewable energy design and installation firm in the African region. In 2013 PowerGen began to address the problem of rural energy access by installing and operating alternating current (AC) solar micro grids in off grid communities in East Africa. Micro grids can be deployed quickly offer a low connection fee for customers have more functionality than solar lanterns (it is real AC power) and can be expanded to supply more energy as customer demand grows. From a business perspective micro grids offer a new way of thinking about rural electrification rapidly deployable private infrastructure. To date PowerGen has installed 18 micro grids providing electricity to over 550 homes and businesses benefiting over 23000 people.

Energy

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ReMaterials


India

Over one billion people in slums and villages worldwide are not safe secure or proud of their homes because they lack adequate roofing.Corrugated cement and metal sheets are the most widely used roofing materials in these communities all over the world but these options are uncomfortable and even dangerous.Corrugated metal and cement roofing lead to adverse health effects and reduced quality of life. The only other option on the market is a concrete roof which is simply unaffordable for low income families.That's where we come in!

Construction

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Sampurnearth


India

Sampurnearth provides end to end decentralized waste management solutions for housing societies corporate houses townships school and college campuses etc. For wet waste depending on the waste generated it installs biogas plants (based on the Nisargruna technology developed at BARC) or composting pits while the dry waste is channelized to recycling units through a network of waste pickers and recyclers. They also provide Zero waste services (operations & maintenance) which require installation of biogas plants composting units and also involves dry waste collection typically for large organizations. Additionally Sampurnearth provides services like waste audit awareness recycled paper stationery and manure utility. Sampurnearth envisions a world where waste is transformed into utilizable resources without exploitation of people or the planet. They are working towards breaking the non cyclic process of waste management which currently involves extraction production consumption and dumping or land filling resulting in green house gas emissions ground water pollution and an ever increasing strain on natural resource.

Waste Management & Recycling

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Swami Samarth Electronics


India

With over 400 million people across India affected by indoor air pollution and deforestation becoming a critical environmental problem a lack of access to clean cook stove is a major health and energy problem affecting much of rural India. To address this Swami Samarth has developed a safe durable and clean biomass cook stove designed to meet the needs of women in rural India. Since their founding in 1995 they have developed six product variants and evolved their cook stove to include other features such as for lighting and charging mobile phones.

Other

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The Better India


India

Better India was started in April 2014 and in the last year has become India s fastest growing positive news website. By showcasing the work of organizations and entrepreneurs creating a social impact it aims to encourage readers to contribute in enhancing their impact. The goal of The Better India is to drive collective good through collecting and disseminating positive stories using the power of its network and technology. Some examples of their focus areas include stories of unsung heroes changemakers innovations education children women empowerment travel history arts & culture social development.

Information, communication & technology

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