AfriAfya, South Africa
AfriAfya uses modern information communication technologies (ICT’s) to provide relevant, actionable health and development information to disadvantaged communities in rural areas and in urban informal settlements in Kenya.
Build Change, United States/Indonesia
Build Change builds earthquake-resistant houses in developing countries and changes construction practices permanently so that homeowners in seismically active developing countries are safe and satisfied.
Centre for Women’s Development and Research, India
The Centre for Women’s Development and Research provides education and training for poor women to help them become economically independent.
Cleangold Mining in Surinam, Surinam
The Cleangold sluice is an inexpensive, safe, non-chemical alternative that quickly recovers finer gold than mercury, thereby increasing the miner’s income without the health risks mercury poses to miners, wildlife and communities.
CFM: Community Friendly Movement, India
CFM thrives to create a global market for handmade products made by artisan communities in India so that they are able to create employment opportunities for those who are dependent on handicrafts for their livelihood.
Envirofit International, United States/Philippines
Envirofit International provides new solutions to global challenges by implementing environmentally friendly technologies coupled with appropriate business models for the developing world.
Flowing Currents Pvt. Ltd., Sri Lanka
Flowing Currents deploys gasifier-based, biomass conversion systems for small-scale power generation at the village level.
GreaterGood, South Africa
GreaterGood facilitates innovative engagement and effective, responsible giving by providing the South African public, NPO, and business sectors with an easy access to social investment opportunities through their unique website, national call-to-action campaigns, and specialized social investment services.
Ideas at Work, Cambodia
Ideas at Work manufactures, sells, and leases a manual water lifting device, that is designed for low-income Cambodian villagers (primarily women and girls) who are looking to improve their quality of their life and lighten the burden of household water collection.
IESC Geekcorp, United States/Macedonia
IESC Geekcorp increases the profitability and efficiency of small and medium sized businesses in emerging markets, with its unique reserve of international technology experts who provide firm-level technology-focused technical assistance, creating a vibrant and innovative private sector.
Meridian Design, Inc., United States/Worldwide relief
Meridian Designs develops and sells portable water purification devices, which are innovative in their size, capabilities, and low cost-to-manufacture.
Mobah Rural Horizons, Nigeria
Mobah Rural Horizons provides an electricity-free refrigeration system, which is simple to comprehend and operate by African villagers, very cost effective, and which can be sustainably manufactured and sold.
Nishant Bioenergy Pvt. Limited, India
Nishant Bioenergy created the innovative Biomass Stove, which is smoke free, does not require handling of ash, and is low-cost. Designed for rural, poor people, the Biomass Stove creates local employment and saves time for women, and thereby enables them to spend quality time with their family and/or earn extra income.
Pump Aid, United Kingdom/Zimbabwe
Pump Aid developed a low-cost rope-and-washer, hand pump, which yields1 litre per second and provides safe, clean water for domestic purposes, as well as a surplus for agricultural activities.
Rural Africa Water Development Project (RAWDP), Nigeria
RAWDP improves access to safe drinking water through household water treatment technologies and other interventions.
Synergo, United States/Guatemala
Synergo provides ergonomic, practical, and sustainable solutions for artisans to improve productivity and product quality, thereby substantially increasing artisan earning potential while concurrently preventing serious damage to artisan health.
THRIVE, Great Britain/India
THRIVE provides low-cost LED lighting systems, which are fail-proof, consume very low power, provide clean lighting, and do not emit any smoke. The systems are distributed in rural areas where electricity is scarce.
Video Volunteers, United States/India
Video Volunteers provides community media solutions, which are a platform for community voice and local development for millions of poor and marginalized communities in the developing world.
1298 is an organization working towards saving lives by increasing the availability and awareness of emergency medical services in rural India.