Some four billion people globally do not have a physical address. That cuts them off from emergency and utility services, bank loans, and much more. A mobile app combining an image and GPS location is changing that – starting in Nairobi, Kenya.
Rethinking education in Africa to create leaders of tomorrow
Three million African ethical leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators and scientists in the next 40 years – that is what the African Leadership University (ALU) aims to produce. BESTSELLER FOUNDATION has invested in ALU to fuel the journey towards the achievement of that goal.
SOLARKIOSKs provide a sustainable and innovative framework for the development of market places tailor-made for rural Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda- connecting farmers and rural entrepreneurs to towns, cities and formalized markets.
BESTSELLER FOUNDATION has partnered with Samasource Kenya to lift more people out of poverty by connecting them to digital work opportunities - and giving them a chance to create a better future for themselves .
Nilotica shea butter is unique to Eastern Africa - and Caïo wants to help spread it across the globe while helping Ugandan women make a profit. BESTSELLER FOUNDATION is providing a loan to accelerate the growth of the business.
Whereas M-KOPA Solar was initially designed to cater to the needs of off-grid customers it is starting to make inroads in areas that are on the grid. The reason is simple - with a M-KOPA Solar system power is essentially free.
In Sub-Saharan Africa the percentage of people who do not have access to electricity is greater than any other continent. Less than 20% of Ugandans have access to electricity. BESTSELLER FOUNDATION and M-KOPA Solar have joined forces to change that – one household at a time.
Through off-grid electricity provider M-Kopa Solar, more than 35,000 new solar power units will be distributed and sold at an affordable price to households in East Africa that have not previously had access to power.
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