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Arifu creates an information marketplace on mobile phones for underserved populations, particularly smallholder farmers. Arifu provides users with SMS-based training on best practices such as appropriate use of inputs. Arifu serves an average of 23,000+ smallholder farmer learners every month.

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ECLOF Kenya is part of ECLOF International, a Swiss foundation established in Geneva in 1946. ECLOF’s mission is to promote social justice and human dignity through microfinance. ECLOF’s microfinance services offer vulnerable and excluded people and groups access to capital resources that enable them to build sustainable livelihoods.

Eneza Education

Eneza Education leverages low-cost mobile phones to deliver afford-able and interactive study content. Their goal is for millions of students in Africa to learn more effectively and efficiently.


Initiative: Cookstoves

Envirofit is an industry-leading improved cookstove manufacturer with different stove models for woodstoves, charcoal stoves, LPG stoves as well as institutional/high capacity stoves. Their core business is to manufacture improved cookstoves that are fuel-efficient, have lower CO2 emissions and reduce time to cook. It has sold more than 1.2M cookstoves in over 40 countries as of 2017. Most of their clients are in Latin America (47% of product sales volume), followed by East Africa (20%), India (20%), West Africa (2%) and other markets (11%). Earlier a direct retailer (B2C model), Envirofit has now evolved into a Business-to-Business (B2B) model and sells through channels such as MFIs, retail chains, individuals and other distributors with agent networks.

Juhudi Kilimo


KWMB offers a full suite of banking services to clients in Kenya, with a strong focus on group lending to rural women. While they offer savings and loan products to both individuals and SMEs, of their over 650,000 clients 90% are women, 90% are organized into borrowing groups, and 80% live in rural areas. Their primary focus is on empowering the family unit through offering financial
services to women who have traditionally been excluded from these services. In addition, KWFT’s focus on improving living conditions for rural clients is intended to curb rural/urban migration, which often leads to proliferation of slum populations in major cities.

Paygo Energy

Initiative: Cookstoves

PayGo Energy is a distribution service that harnesses the power of pay-as-you-go-tech­nol­ogy to bring an affordable and uninter­rupted supply of clean cooking fuel to low income households in Kenya. PayGo just finished their seed round of funding so are still early on their pilot program to reach 300 households initially.

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Penda Health

Initiative: Health Clinics

Penda Health looks to transform healthcare in Kenya by building a network of out-patient health clinics that offer evidence-based medical care, pre­ventive care and an unparalleled patient experi­ence at affordable rates. Penda operates five clinics and counting, which receive an average of 1,045 patient visits per clinic per month.


Initiative: Urban Sanitation

Sanergy is a social enterprise that builds and franchises small-scale, high quality toilets in informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya. Sanergy then collects the waste and transforms it into a portfolio of valuable byproducts.

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Sidai Africa

Sidai Africa

Sidai is a social enterprise operating in the livestock sector in Kenya. Its aim is to reach pastoralists and smallholder farmers living in rural Kenya by creating a more sustainable service delivery model. The average farm size is 1 hectare for farmers and 5 hectares for pastoralists. The majority of Sidai clients are women, live in rural areas, and are living on less than $3.10/day.

Sidai provides quality input products for livestock and crops, including medicines, vaccines, animal feeds, fertilizers, improved seeds and onfarm services to smallholder farmers and pastoralists. Sidai delivers these offerings through a chain of company stores, franchises, and retailers.

Net incomes and food security increase and/or stabilize from improved farming and husbandry techniques. High quality inputs can lead to higher and/or more stable crop yields and improved soil fertility. Animal feeds and vaccines can decrease mortality and/or increase productivity of livestock.