The Innovations Against Poverty project portfolio (2011-2014)
Calimera Safe Bottled Water project in Tanzania
Calimera Solokraft aims to develop locally managed micro factories to distribute clean drinking water and generate jobs in developing areas.
SRI rice cultivation in Bhutan, India, Indonesia
Lotus Foods seeks to identify value chains in developing countries in order to apply the System of Rice Intensification. This system enables farmers to achieve higher yields while using less resources and no agrochemicals.
MAKIT menstrual cup distribution in Kenya
MAKIT aims to act as a first mover and market leader in sustainable menstrual hygiene products. Its product will lead to increased menstrual hygiene education amongst women and increased employment through distribution networks.
moringa-based food additives in Madagascar
The aim of elimentaire sarl’s inclusive business project is to fight malnutrition in Madagascar by selling a nutrient-rich food additive made from the leaves of the moringa tree in markets at the base of the economic pyramid.
Bonzun Health Information AB
web-based maternity and infant care, China
In this venture Bonzun will provide health information to pregnant women, doctors and midwives in China via a digital interactive platform.
Edible insect breeding in Kenya
In this project, ICCO and its partners aim to establish organised cricket production in order to create a value chain for breading, marketing and distributing edible, nutritious crickets to households in Nyanza Province, Kenya.
Increasing access to productive equipment in Zambia
Rent-to-Own helps rural entrepreneurs in Zambia to increase their income by supplying productive assets along with the necessary financing, training and aftermarket services.
Fullwell Mill Ltd
Developing the mushroom industry in South Western Uganda
A leading UK Fairtrade food manufacturer, Fullwell Mill (FM) is working to include quality assured fair-trade mushrooms in its range, while providing a sustainable source of income for land-restricted smallholder farmers in Uganda.