COVID-19 Response and Mobilization

We are rapidly adapting our operations to fight the growing hunger crisis as a result of this pandemic. KickStart’s field teams are committed to ensuring the safe delivery of our irrigation pumps to households across the continent, and to building the core capacities for food security and resilience, now, and for the future. 

poverty to prosperity in just one season

KickStart’s mission is to lift millions of people in Africa out of poverty, quickly, cost-effectively and sustainably by enabling them to make more money.

Africa's Challenge

Africa is a continent made up of farmers that cannot feed themselves despite the fact that it holds more than 1/4 of the world’s arable land. This challenge contributes to rampant poverty, malnutrition in children and adults, and unfortunate yet avoidable health and education outcomes.

The Solution

KickStart designs and promotes very low-cost, high quality irrigation pumps, enabling poor farmers to make their own rain, significantly increasing yields, incomes, and providing a real path out of poverty.

Small-scale farmers start profitable businesses growing and selling high-value crops throughout the year, and lift themselves and their families out of poverty.

Our key purpose is to help people make enough money to lift their family out of poverty.

Our Impact

Pumps Sold
People out of Poverty
Businesses Created
13 million
People Fed Each Year
Jobs Created
$220 million
Annual New Farm Profits and Wages
Our Impact

Aqwalina suffered the mistreatment of her abusive husband for thirteen years. One day, he left her and their young son, Dennis, with nothing but the land under their feet.

Lessons Learned from 25 Years of Fighting Poverty

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