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Impact Companies Tag: GSBI 32

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African Renewable Energy Distributor


Rwanda

African Renewable Energy Distributor has developed a business in a box mobile solar kiosk to provide services such as charging small electronics, mobile money, and internet hotspot using a low cost franchise business model.

Energy

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Alashanek ya Balady Association for Sustainable Development


Egypt

Alashanek ya Balady Association for Sustainable Development (AYB-SD) is a youth-driven organization aimed at alleviating poverty in underprivileged communities through its socio-economic development model, which places youth and women at the heart of its focus. The developmental programs improve the quality of life through education, employment, and entrepreneurship.

Real estate, design & building

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All Across Africa


United States of America

All Across Africa is a fair trade certified benefit corporation. Benefit corporations combine the best of the non profit and business worlds. The benefit corporation structure allows All Across Africa to focus on its mission of fighting poverty and restoring hope to the poor and marginalized in East Africa by providing economic opportunity through growing and expanding markets in the West. They truly believe that job creation and education improve people s lives and allow for sustained economic growth.

Retail

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Awaaz De Infosystems Private Limited


India

Awaaz. De utilizes technology to create a mobile platform with voice enabled solutions that are customizable in local languages. These are non internet based solutions delivered through telephony. Awaaz. De s market is huge the product being suitable for any organization that is trying to reach offline groups for internal or external communication.

Information, communication & technology

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BagoSphere


Philippines

BagoSphere is a social enterprise created to tackle rising youth unemployment in the world. BagoSphere is the recipient of Singapore International Foundation s Young Social Entrepreneurs Grant Program and an award winner of Start upSingapore s Social Enterprise competition in 2012. In 2013 BagoSphere was named as one of the top 20 hottest start ups in Singapore by Singapore Business Review. BagoSphere was incubated by Social Venture Lab at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and supported by Kickstart Ventures (a subsidiary of Globe Telecom) Co.Lab Xchange Incubator the Small World Group Incubator (SWGI) Impact Investment Exchange (Asia) and the Bago City local government.

Human health & social work

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burn manufacturing co


United States of America

Burn's mission is to save lives and forests in the developing world through the design and dissemination of clean burning cookstoves.Since late 2013 we have sold over 235008 stoves. These stoves have changed the lives of 1000000 people saving them over $42 million.Our goal is to provide clean cooking solutions to the 900 million people 1.8 billion by 2050 of Sub Saharan Africa.

Energy

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Dazin


Bhutan

Dazin provides an affordable and sustainable alternative to open fire cooking a major public health issue and driver of greenhouse gas emission and deforestation. They are presently working in Bhutan with inclusive supply and distribution chain of smokeless stoves and fuel made from local forestry waste. Instead of burning the forestry waste in open cooking fires rural households bring it to the Dazin Collection Points (CP). In exchange they receive free Fuel Cookies with a gasifying stove on lease which provides them with a smokeless easy to use cooker & heater. This forestry waste is densified into Fuel Cookies in a local factory.

Energy

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Dev Nrgee Resource (NRG Resource Group)


India

Dev Nrgee Resource brings together technological innovations renewable energy and a social business model to improve rural livelihoods. Their innovations include a Solar Silk reeling machine improved handlooms and micro spinning machines. With financial and business interventions Dev Nrgee Resources enable the rural poor to earn a living.

Other

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engageSPARK


United States of America

engageSPARK enables you to quickly launch Voice Call and SMS messaging, surveying, and decision tree campaigns without needing any technical help so that you can dramatically extend your reach in 200+ countries.

Information, communication & technology

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Farmerline Ltd


Ghana

The Farmerline vision is to see an Africa where Agriculture NGO s are not a functioning force in the market. Farmerline provides paid services that allow farmers to have the information and access they need to employ an entrepreneurial method of farming. Input dealers and traders pay for more efficient communication channels to farmers and farmers pay for information packages and services. In this vision more food is produce more food gets to market and GDP from cash crop export soars.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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Global Press Institute


United States of America

This is the news publishing platform of the Global Press Institute. Global Press Journal showcases the world's best local independent news coverage written by women in developing media markets. GPI is building a network of professional women journalists throughout the developing world who earn a fair wage for reporting on their local communities. Their unique coverage of issues overlooked by mainstream media contributes directly to the development and empowerment of their communities brings greater transparency to their countries and changes the way the world views their people and cultures.

Information, communication & technology

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Gram Vaani


India

Gram Vaani [meaning \'voice of the village\'] is a social tech company based at IIT-Delhi. Their objective is to reverse the flow of information, that is, to make it bottom-up instead of top-down, by helping connect communities with companies/governments/dev agencies. Using simple technologies and social context to design tools, Gram Vaani has been able to impact communities- more than 2 million users in over 15 Indian States, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Namibia and South Africa.

Information, communication & technology

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Impact Enterprises International


Zambia

Impact Enterprises provides world-class outsourcing services such as data entry, content management, web research, and customer support, for companies, universities, and institutions. Their services are low-cost, personalized to each project, and scalable, so the clients can grow and prosper. Impact sourcing is a rapidly growing subsector of the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry that focuses on addressing social issues and employing those from disadvantaged backgrounds. They are the first social impact sourcing company in Zambia, providing valuable employment to high-school and college graduates.

Media, Technology, Digital Access

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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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Koe Koe Tech


Myanmar

Koe Koe Tech is a local based company that creates Health Information Systems and contributes to the use of Mobile Health in Myanmar.

Other

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Liberian Energy Network


Liberia

Liberian Energy Network (LEN) provides small and medium scale, off-grid solar power to Liberians. LEN is the only viable near-term option to provide basic light and electricity to the 98% of Liberians who live off the grid. The units are simple “plug and play” solar lanterns and home lighting systems, which have been approved by the World Bank Lighting Africa program.

Energy

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Lively Hoods


United States of America

They're creating livelihoods and making this world more lively one neighborhood at a time. Livelyhoods is a not for profit sales network that creates jobs for youth in Kenyan slums through the distribution of life changing products.After interviewing 278 youth about how they survive they learned they had to sell something before they could eat. LivelyHoods employs youth at what they are good at sales. Our sales network leverages young people's ambition and knowledge of their community and requires minimal education.THEY prepare youth for a life of financial independence and personal success.

Professional & technical services

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mPower Social Enterprises


Bangladesh

mPower is a social enterprise founded by graduate students of Harvard University and MIT in 2008. With the aim to change the paradigm of social good with the power of great design information and technology they began their journey in Egypt and soon spread to other countries in Africa before their center of gravity shifted to Bangladesh in 2010. rnrnOffering solutions to dire development challenges in a wide range of areas we put the D of development back at the center and use mainstream technology as an integrated component to shift mindsets around bringing tech innovations into processes an approach that we call Smart Development .

Other

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MUrgency


United Arab Emirates

MUrgency is a mobile app which connects people who need urgent medical help with credentialed doctors, nurses, EMTs and paramedics, nearest to them. With a mission to make one touch emergency response available to anyone, anytime, anywhere, MUrgency is building the largest first responder network on earth. MUrgency is being launched with membership in BCtA @ UNDP (Business Call to Action at the United Nations Development Program), in academic partnership with Stanford Change Labs, Harvard Asia Center and MIT Global Health, and as an initiative of the World Economic Forum’s Forum of Young Global Leaders Community.

Other

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Noora Health


United States of America

Noora health trains patients and their caregivers with high impact health skills that change outcomes. They work in low resource hospitals in India and high tech hospitals in Silicon Valley providing medical education about conditions that meets people where they are.

Other

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Novaya Solar


Ghana

Novaya Solar provides affordable and robust solar systems for irrigation and small businesses. Novaya Solar high efficiency mobile solar pumps can be used by individual farmers or shared by multiple farmers. Their business model makes it possible for farmers to overcome the high upfront costs of the systems by providing lease-to-own payment plans. Novaya Solar systems come with Shinbone Network’s remote monitoring technology that allows for proactive troubleshooting and system maintenance.

Energy

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NUCAFE


Uganda

NUCAFE is the National Association of Coffee Farmers in Uganda with over 1 million smallholder coffee farmer members, who cultivate an average of one acre of coffee per person. They empower coffee farmers in the value chain to meet the needs of coffee buyers to produce high-quality coffee for the specialty market.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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NxTec Corporation


United States of America

Nxtec is a cloud service for medical professionals and patients to communicate together. In a virtual clinic setting, medical professionals can video conference with colleagues and/or patients while sharing and going through all medical records, medical images, and videos. Doctors can document clinical diagnoses, recommendations and medications using their voice and annotations on medical images, videos and test documents.

Information, communication & technology

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Pollinate Energy Expansion


India

Pollinate Energy is a not for profit social business that provides access to affordable clean energy technology which improves the livelihood of poor people living in India's urban slums. Through its network of micro distributors Pollinate Energy supplies solar powered home lighting systems to people living without electricity who would otherwise rely on kerosene as a source of light a relatively expensive unsustainable fuel detrimental to users respiratory health. In order to ensure a wide distribution of these systems Pollinate Energy creates opportunities for local entrepreneurs to start their own clean energy businesses that take solar powered lights directly into the communities who need it most. These entrepreneurs or pollinators are supported via the Pollinate Energy head office in Bangalore with comprehensive sales and installation training centralized product maintenance and a rewarding commission structure.

Energy

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SAI Sustainable Agro


India

SAI Sustainable Agro follows an inclusive business model in agro-forestry that increases small landholder incomes from 200% to 500%. The financial, technical, and logistical services offered to the farmers saves time and energy, in addition to sustaining livelihoods, conserving natural habitats, and helps meet the raw material needs of the paper and herbal medicine industries.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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Small Fry


United States of America

Small Fry employs the digital skills of low income youth to drive local small business growth online via search engine marketing social media marketing web building and more. Youth earn income gain skills and build career mobility while small businesses get access to affordable online marketing services that saves time and builds revenue.

Real estate, design & building

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SOKO


United States of America

Soko employs technology to empower and provide equal access to opportunity for marginalized artisans. Our supply chain innovation uses the mobile phone to connect independent artisan entrepreneurs to Soko in an ethical and transparent virtual factory. With Soko s mobile tools artisans have access to an entire world of consumers expanding their business horizons and entrepreneurial prospects.

Other

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Solubrite


United States of America

Solubrite's goal is to make available the best solar lighting products at the best price to people living in and around rural areas where there is no electricity.

Energy

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Sustainable Community Development services (Scode Ltd)


Kenya

Scode Ltd provides renewable energy technologies such as energy efficient stoves plug and play solar kits and accessories firelighters and briquettes.

Energy

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The United Africa Fruit Company


Ghana

The United Africa Fruit Company is a Ghanaian agribusiness engaged in improving the lives of small scale farmers across Africa by transforming the traditional relationship between small scale farmers and their buyers. Their aim is to disrupt the conventional way end buyers middleman and processors deal with smallholder farmers through the introduction of a new innovative model for smallholder farmer agriculture which will allow for increased value generation.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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Vava Coffee


Kenya

Vava Coffee is an exclusive coffee company in Nairobi Kenya. Vava Coffee prides itself with hand crafted coffee products each roast is individually tailored to the unique aroma and flavour of each particular bean offered. Also they aim to make a difference by ensuring that all of their coffees are ethically sourced and that the relationships they form with coffee farmers benefit their communities.

Other

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Wello Water


United States of America

Wello has a bold vision to effectively deliver water to a thirsty world. By reframing the water crisis as an opportunity Wello has reinvented the wheel and developed a product that has the potential to revolutionize water transportation and storage and make a positive impact on the lives of women and girls. The WaterWheel is a disruptive innovation that provides convenient reliable access to water. It dovetails with existing efforts to improve water quality and access amplifying the impact of solutions such as wells point of use purification strategies and rainwater harvesting.

Water & Sewerage

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