KickStart creates and markets tools that enable African families to climb out of poverty forever. In FY 08, we plan to assist more than 90,000 more people to escape from poverty.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
42 % of the population in sub-Saharan Africa lives on less than $1/day. The world's poorest people must be entreprenuerial to survive. Using these skills in combination with KickStart's tools, over 50,000 families have started profitable businesses which generate over $52 million in new profits and wages each year. These business owners can now afford to educate their children, provide the family with health care, and plan for a brighter future. Help us enable 1000s more to escape poverty.
How will this project solve this problem?
KickStart develps and markets money-making tools. Our manual irrigation pumps enable poor farmers to grow high-value crops in the dry season to increase their incomes ten-fold., and for the first time properly look after their families.
Potential Long Term Impact
We plan to help over 90,000 in our current fiscal year and 400,000 people over the next three years to escape from poverty forever.
Total Funding Received to Date: $121,273
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $121,273 . The original project funding goal was $200,000.