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A systematic approach to the end of poverty.

Our 5 Step Process

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Identify Opportunities

What business will be profitable for these people, in this place?

Selecting the right business model is the most critical factor in determining the likely success of a new business.

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Design Products

What new tools will make this possible?

We start with a challenge—design a tool that will generate income.

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Establish a Supply Chain

How can we produce these?

The greatest invention cannot change the world if it does not get manufactured and distributed.

Retail display of a MoneyMaker pump

Develop the Market

How do we convince someone with little money to make a big investment?

We want to get as many people out of poverty as possible.

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Measure and Move Along

Is this going as we planned?

Once we reach the tipping point, KickStart will make a profit on every sale. We will reinvest these to develop new technologies.

You Can Help

Increase a farming family's income from:

$150 per year before pump

$850 per year after pump

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Measurable Success

200,000+ new businesses started to date.

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