New Technology for Farmers in Africa

by KickStart International


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.

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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.


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.

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

KickStart International

Location: San Francisco, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
KickStart International
Ken Weimar
Project Leader:
Ken Weimar
Director of Development
San Francisco, CA United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 103 donors like you, a total of $121,273 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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