Charity: KickStart International
San Francisco San Francisco, California 94102
Mission & Goals:
KickStart's mission is to help millions of people out of poverty quickly, cost-effectively and sustainably. We design and promote manually-powered irrigation technologies that can be used by poor families across sub-Saharan Africa to establish and run profitable small-scale farming businesses, increase their incomes, and take a major step out of poverty.
How your contribution helps:
Increase pump adoption among farmers, enabling them to grow fruits and vegetables all year round, even during the long, dry, hungry season. Farmers are then able to adequately feed their family, and sell the rest for profit - increasing their income by 500%. With an increased income, the farmer will be able to improve their home, afford proper healthcare for their family, and afford their children's school fees.