CA Bikes was created to provide mobility products and service to the chronic poor in Uganda with a long term goal of expanding all over Africa. CA Bikes focuses on manufacturing, assembling and distributing high quality bicycles, custom wheelchairs, and bicycle ambulances designed locally, by the locals– with local conditions and resources availability in mind.
SELCO Foundation aims to use the philanthropic capital at its disposal to develop robust and field-proven technological and financial models in the field of renewable energy, and generate public awareness about these models.
According to the report, with inadequate generation capacity, low electrification, and sporadic, unreliable and expensive service, energy is at the top of questions requiring adequate policy intervention.
Rather than paying attention to celebrity endorsements, study participants explained that they decide which charities to support based on personal connections in their lives and those of their family members.
Today we have an amazing tool for people to collaborate: the mobile web. Half the world can access almost all the information ever made available in the palm of their hand. More importantly, they can access each other.
Digital payment services such as Kenya’s M-Pesa mobile money, prepaid debit cards for Syrian refugees in Turkey, and electronic bank transfers are helping people save money securely in formal banks, said Ruth Goodwin-Groen, managing director of the Better Than Cash Alliance.
Even with the many risks associated with impact investing, a thorough analysis of the impact investees can certainly help paint a picture of how your investment can make a difference. Assessing social enterprises is a crucial step to understand how your money can create social impact.
Jane Chen and three of her classmates developed a low-cost baby incubator tailored to the needs of the developing world. That incubator—a reusable heating pouch—became the Embrace Infant Warmer, and ultimately launched Embrace and Embrace Innovations, a joint social enterprise promoting child and maternal health across the globe.
Certified B Corporations and benefit corporations share much in common but have a few important differences.
Banks in the U.S. are still leery of issuing loans to local small businesses, but one nonprofit says it has figured out a way of getting a 90% repayment rate on business loans to the types of people no financial institution would trust–young people in poor African countries without as much as a permanent address.