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A Kenyan company has developed a new method for planting trees to tackle their growing forestation problems.
A company partnership has created a system using blockchain to allow vendors without a credit rating to take out short-term loans.
Nairobi startup hopes its app will educate gamers about animal habits and the danger of extinction.
Kenya’s Ocean Sole flip flop recycling company turns potential marine pollution into employment opportunities for artisans who create gifts and sculptures.
Created by UK social enterprise Uji,this open-source, locally-built wheelchair is easy to repair and use.
The Beehive Fence, made from beehives and dummy hives, is nature’s answer to an electric wire fence.
Miti Health is reducing the trade of counterfeit drugs in low income countries via a verification lab and a chemist inventory system.
Powerhive provides electricity to rural homes and uses its cloud-based platform to monitor and manage them.
Sanivation is providing personal toilets in Kenyan homes, cleaning them monthly and turning feces into fuel.
iShamba is a for-profit social enterprise which provides agricultural advice from experts to farmers across Kenya via phone and SMS.
Kenya-based Totohealth have created a simple, free SMS service aimed at saving the lives of under-5s.
Having successfully reached its Kickstarter funding target, BRCK will now keep Africans connected even when the power turns off and the internet drops out.
iCow is providing vital information to cow farmers via SMS, as well as prompts when action is needed.
A Kenyan entrepreneur has developed a tiny chip of thin crystals, insertable in the sole of any shoe, which can gather and store energy as the wearer walks.
Sanergy is addressing the sanitation issues in developing countries with a waste management system that turns human waste into power and profit.
SchoolSMS is a system that enables schools to send bulk text messages to parents, teachers and other stakeholders cheaply and easily.
Kourage Athletics is a US 501(c)3 non-profit that aims to reduce poverty by designing and manufacturing a line of athletic clothing in Kenya.
Add / Remove Both ShortTask and Amazon’s Mechanical Turk enable Internet-connected computer users to earn money performing quick tasks for organizations far and wide. Now, a new project aims to bring similar income opportunities to those in the developing world using the ubiquitous mobile phone. Targeting the more than 2 billion literate mobile phone subscribers […]
Add / Remove A shining example of crowdsourcing at work, Ushahidi is mobilizing citizens to report and map conflicts. The project began as a way for Kenyans to log reports of violence during the post-election fallout of early 2008; a period when mainstream media was banned. A new Ushahidi engine is currently in development that […]
Add / Remove Designing headscarves that can be worn for sports and play, Nike and Capsters are offering Muslim girls and women a practical alternative to the traditional hijab. Created by young Dutch designer Cindy van den Bremen, Capsters are sleek head coverings made from comfortable, stretchy fabrics, and come in a variety of styles […]
Add / Remove In Kenya, Procter & Gamble has just launched a two-year programme that will supply over 600,000 underprivileged girls with sanitary towels to ensure they remain in class during menstruation. A large number of girls in rural Kenya skip school during their monthly period, because their families are too poor to buy sanitary […]