CHANGING THE GAMEBy combining the transformative power of technology, the permanence of the private sector, and the entrepreneurial spirit of the world's poorest people, KickStart is changing the way the world fights poverty.
KickStart is a non-profit social enterprise with a mission to lift millions of people in Africa out of poverty quickly, cost effectively, and sustainably. We are achieving this by designing and promoting low-cost irrigation pumps that smallholder farmers buy and use to no longer wait for the unreliable rains. Instead, these farmers make their own rain, and are able to grow crops throughout the year for the first time. They significantly increase crop production year round and start a profitable farming business selling the surplus crops. These farmers increase their income from irrigation by nearly 500%, lifting their families out of poverty forever.
Our mission is to help millions of people out of poverty. We promote sustainable economic growth and employment creation. More »
We're currently concentrating our efforts in rural areas of Kenya, Tanzania, Mali, Burkina Faso and opened a program in Zambia in 2012. More »
As of January 1, 2015
|840,000||People out of Poverty|
|167,000||New Businesses Created|
March 2, 2015
InSTEDD CEO Eduardo Jezierski encourages people to asks themselves 4 questions before donating to an organization: 1. Is it needed? 2. Does it work? 3. Will it get to those who need it? 4. Will they use it correctly? He...
July 23, 2014
"As the name suggests, the KickStart MoneyMaker pump’s ultimate function is not irrigation. Rather, it functions as a tool to move some of the poorest people in Africa from subsistence to commercial farming." Check out the full article here...