Tag: Unreasonable East 201412

Impact Companies Tag: Unreasonable East 2014 12

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Eco Fuels Kenya


Kenya

EFK Group (Eco Fuels Kenya) is an innovative social enterprise committed to sustainable agribusiness development through the production of high value renewable energy and organic agricultural outputs. As the first and only producer of croton bioenergy and agricultural products EFK has found a viable and scalable solution using the croton nut an indigenous East African nut that has no other commercial productive or edible use. EFK s business model incorporates a holistic approach that has many benefits in the agricultural value chain. These include clean energy and agricultural products targeted at smallholder farmers SMEs and larger agribusinesses additional income for thousands of rural bottom of the pyramid nut collectors 85% of whom are women and unemployed youth and the promotion of sustainable agroforestry systems. EFK produces poultry feed biofuel and organically certified fertilizers all through a no waste manufacturing process based on the croton nut. EFK directly addresses the challenges in the agricultural sector in Kenya it creates consistent affordable and sustainable agricultural and energy inputs while having a high social and environmental impact.

Energy

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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

Company

Grab A Book


Kenya

Grab a Book a Kenyan non profit organisation that exists to get books into the hands of ALL Kenyan Children is set to change that by setting up equipped libraries in primary schools.

Education

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Green Bio Energy Ltd


Uganda

Headquartered in Kampala, Uganda, Green Bio Energy Limited is one of the first for-profit renewable energy businesses to market carbonized briquettes in East Africa. Profitability with respect to social and environmental standards is their sole priority. They believe in the triple bottom line model to achieve sustainability. In East Africa, the Great Lakes region and South Sudan, wood-charcoal is the most commonly used fuel source by households in urban settings. This dependence on wood-fuels is partly responsible for the prevailing deforestation and soil degradation. GBE Ltd. is a green business with a socially responsible corporate strategy. It produces carbonized briquettes, Briketi, with machinery that has been designed and manufactured on-site as part of their local content approach. By marketing high quality products, They believe to socially and economically benefit to low and middle income households and organizations looking for energy saving solutions. In addition, GBE Ltd. has gathered a team of experienced staff who are dedicated to R&D and experts in manufacturing high-quality machinery and equipment to produce fuel briquettes. They provide a wide range of premium business services such as trainings, consultancy assignments, and project management.

Energy, Fuels & Generation

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I-Care Pads


Kenya

I Care pads is developed in collaboration with Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) who carried out a feasibility study research on the product development and assessment of its impact to the girls and women. The process involved the end users who provided inputs and recommendations on the final product design. I Care has an approved standardization mark from the Kenya Bureau of Standards (Lake Region) a seal that grants Afri Can Trust the legal right to produce the pads at the Afri Can Centre. The production plant is operational and already thousands of branded packaged pads are being distributed to girls

Human health & social work

Company

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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Juabar Design


United States of America

Juabar uses the sun’s energy to enable a business, a service and a product in East Africa. Juabar is a mobile charging kiosk powered by solar and designed as a small business for local entrepreneurs. Juabar Design, LLC, a design-build start-up, creates pop-up electrified businesses powered by a solar PV system for use in rural and urban areas that lack access to electricity. Their kiosks facilitate energy access while providing a point-of-sale location for a retail business. Juabar is a solar-powered mobile phone charging station. An intial prototype of the juabar is sponsored by CCA\'s Center for Art and Public Life IMPACT Social Entrepreneurship award in collaboration with the Appropriate Rural Technology Institute outside of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This project was made possible with the generous support from California College of the Arts Center for Art and Public Life IMPACT: Social Entrepreneurship Awards Program.

Media, Technology, Digital Access

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KadAfrica


Uganda

Promoting agricultural entrepreneurship, and empowering smallholder farmers through the cultivation of passion fruit.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

SmartLife


Smart Life sells affordable clean drinking water along with wellness products (health hygiene nutrition) to low income families through retail locations and a subscription service. They also aim to educate their customers through information campaigns focused on clean and healthy living. In less than a year of operation SmartLife has sales of over 88000 liters of water.

Water & Sewerage

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Telesat International


Uganda

Telesat International promotes economic independence and improved livelihoods by providing life changing hands on skills that enables East Africans aged 15 years and above to produce goods and services that have a local market demand. They provide valid market information career guidance and real hands on skills training in areas such as manufacturing agriculture Agro processing trade soft mechanics electronics mechatronics IT and service sector jobs.

Other

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Village Energy Limited


Uganda

Village Energy pioneers the local assembly of micro home solar systems and built distribution infrastructure with rural and peri urban based entrepreneurs at the center. Their approach to renewable energy is to view solar products as the basis upon which previously non existent services can be delivered in off grid communities.

Energy

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Wana Solutions


Uganda

Wana is a leading Uganda-based LPG distributor that provides healthy cooking fuel alternatives in a country where the dominant cooking practices exacerbate deforestation and cause significant health hazards to users. Wana’s BoP oriented distribution strategy involves an innovative collateral-based microlending program to cover the high upfront cost of gas canisters, while allowing BoP clients to reduce their monthly energy costs by ~15% due to LPG’s increased efficiency over biomass fuels.

Base of the Pyramid/Extreme Affordability Design

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