Rural development


for profit

$120 billion worth of biomass (e.g. farm) waste are burned every year globally, representing 18% of global CO2 emissions. We convert this farm waste into clean-burning, high-quality cooking fuel that is 20% less expensive, less toxic and easily accessible to rural populations.

Let HER Work

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Women do possess great deal of skills and education but do not have all necessary resources at their disposal. This can be translated into Pakistan’s Economic Power. I have planned to develop a Virtual Work Place which will bridges the gap between women and the work industry.


for profit

The HappyTap is revolutionizing how we tackle infectious disease. It’s not a new antibiotic but a simple portable plastic sink that puts water and soap in one place, enabling routine handwashing - one of the most cost-effective interventions in preventing diarrhea and many other deadly diseases.

Elandes Engineering

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

This project harnesses the abundance of sunlight to light shopping centres in off-grid rural parts of Africa. This is achieved by using Solar Photovoltaic cells coupled with batteries. LEDs are used as luminaries with automatic brightness control.

maimouna ilboudo's New Entry

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Association’s Akadi aims to be a platform between rural women producing vegetables; Ouagadougou University researchers and finally worldwide customers. Researchers trains women in the production, conservation, storage and food process. The use of GPS-SIG allows us to each other and sells

Aspuna Group

for profit

Aspuna Group is a new generation international commodities trader. Unlike established businesses in this industry, Aspuna’s strategy is based on generating social returns alongside profits. Initially focusing on African Agriculture, Aspuna’s operations are designed to add socio-economic value.

ReConnect Hemp Threads

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

We’re building an supply chain network in Southern California for hemp textiles by partnering with hemp experts and CalPoly university, which will research and develop hemp agriculture and textile applications. The knowledge we gain can progress farmers and producers in the fashion industry.

Manos del Uruguay

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

The artisans are organized in cooperatives that are located in small towns of Uruguay´s country side. There, they spin, dye, knit and weave the Uruguayan wool with dedication, skill and care, creating wonderful garments. Providing for their families and maintaining the traditions.