ApproTEC

ApproTEC is a social enterprise that was founded in Kenya in 1991 to combat poverty in the developing world. We develop and mass-market low-cost capital equipment to very poor entrepreneurs in Africa who buy the equipment and use it to start new businesses. The MoneyMaker irrigation pump is our most successful product line to date. Used by poor farmers to grow fruits and vegetables in the dry season, the pumps enable farmers to increase their income from $120 per year to over $1200 per year.