Our farmers have a message for you ...
KickStart realized long ago that with affordable irrigation tools, poor smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa can go from not even growing enough food to feed their family to starting a profitable business selling their surplus crops. The no give-away model of our pumps empowers people and gives them the opportunity they deserve, instead of pity. They do the work, but you make all the difference. This holiday season, we are so thankful for all of your support. Now, watch the video, our farmers who have transformed their lives have a message for you too.
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 December 1, 2013
|770,000||People out of Poverty|
|150,000||New Businesses Created|
November 20, 2013
Last week, KickStart launched a new country program in Zambia. The launch was in partnership with the IKEA Foundation. Through our partnership, KickStart will empower poor rural families in Zambia and throughout the Southern Africa region to lift themselves out...
November 4, 2013
Take a look at Kathleen Kelly Janus' Huff Post blog post discussing the importance of supporting social entrepreneurs through philanthropy. "The problem is that social entrepreneurs are now coming under increasingly unrealistic pressure to fund more and more of their...