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Banana Paper Making

Storm the Castle Paper Making

Banana fibers and other plant fibers can be converted into pulp for paper making. This offers a productive use of waste fibers for creating a local supply of paper and generating income. Once plant fibers are removed and dried, they are boiled ...

CommCare

Dimagi, Inc.

CommCare is an open source, mobile platform that enables non-technical users to build mobile apps for their frontline programs across numerous sectors. The apps created provide case management, data collection, and data management.

All data ...

CrisisNET

Ushahidi

CrisisNET is Ushahidi's platform for the world’s crisis data. Journalists, data scientists, developers, and other makers get fast, easy access to critical government, business, humanitarian, and crowdsourced information. By reducing the time it ...

ENNOTA

Ennota

ENNOTA is a financial management application that empowers micro and small businesses owners in developing countries to grow by supporting people with financial literacy tools and training. These tools provide a financial overview of a ...

Eco Hive

Polisa

The Eco Hive is a low-cost apiary made from expanded polystyrene (EPS). Many apiaries in developing regions are made from wood, which is a poor insulator and can easily become waterlogged, leading to the growth of harmful molds.

The Eco ...

Eco Incubator

Polisa

The Eco Incubator is a high-efficiency unit for incubating eggs from oviparous animals, such as chickens and iguanas. Made from expanded polystyrene (EPS), the Eco Incubator helps retain heat within the unit, leading to greater energy ...

Indonesia Medika

Garbage Clinical Insurance (GCI) is a micro health insurance program which uses recyclable waste as a financial resource. With this program, the community is able to pay for clinical services by using garbage as payment to an insurance scheme ...

Designmatters

GiraDora is a human-powered washer/spin-dryer that a user can sit on in order to increase the efficiency of hand-washing clothes, while also improving overall user experience. The user sits on top of the drum-like appliance and pumps a pedal ...

Global Communities

Global Communities’ Participatory Action for Community Enhancement (PACE) methodology offers a structured process for strengthening the ability of local communities to work together to map their assets and strengths, identify priority needs ...

InVenture

InSight is a mobile application that helps users, such as individuals or micro-businesses, to perform simple accounting and cash management. This platform aims to serve the 4.5 billion individuals that lack proper resources to achieve a good ...

Syngenta Foundation For Sustainable Agriculture

Kilimo Salama (Safe Agriculture) offers micro-insurance designed for Kenyan farmers so that they can insure their farm inputs against drought and excess rain. The project, which is a partnership between The Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable ...

Kiva

Kiva is a nonprofit organization that aims to alleviate poverty through lending. By leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the ...

One Acre Fund

A “merry-go-round” is a small social organization where members contribute a small sum of money on a regular basis, often every week. Each time money is collected, the full sum is paid out to one of the members. The members take turns receiving ...

MicroEnsure

MicroEnsure addresses the disparity between low and high-risk mass-market consumers by providing insurance for individuals without access. MicroEnsure is able to accomplish this without mitigating risk.

MicroEnsure seeks to serve the ...

Milaap

Milaap is an online fund-raising platform that partners with proven, credible grass-roots level organizations (called ‘Field Partners’) to identify deserving borrowers, the amount of financial assistance they need and the intended purpose of ...

Uniphore

Mobile Voice Banking is a low-cost, voice-based mobile solution that enables banks to offer their services to customers on any basic mobile phone. To perform a transaction, customers simply call the system and authenticate their identity ...

Sourcemap

People have a right to know where products come from, what they’re made of, and how they impact people and the environment. Sourcemap is the first crowdsourced directory of supply chains and environmental footprints. Join a vibrant community of ...

Ubuntu Capital

Ubuntu Capital offers an online marketplace for services. Africa’s economy is stunted by opaque markets. Market opacity is driven by a large informal sector (90% of the continent’s GDP) and continued urbanization within the region. As young ...

Village Savings and Loans

A Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) is a group of people who save together and take small loans from those savings. The activities of the group run in cycles of one year, after which the accumulated savings and the loan profits are ...

Wecyclers

Wecyclers solves the urban waste challenge for households and recyclers. Wecyclers uses a fleet of low-cost cargo bicycles to offer convenient household recycling service in densely populated low-income neighborhoods. We motivate families to ...

Fundacion enVia

Fundación enVía combines tourism, education and micro-finance to fight poverty in Oaxaca, Mexico. By providing interest-free micro loans to help women start or expand their small businesses, enVia facilitates social change, and generates real ...

invi world

In response to the widespread problem of sexual violence, invi world has developed a self-defense product that enables women to protect themselves. The invi bracelet contains a breakable capsule filled with an unpleasant odoriferous substance ...

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