Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Waste Enterprisers - Delivering new revenue streams to Sanitation

Waste Enterprisers Ltd. (WE) is an innovative social enterprise that aims to reduce the financial burden of adequate sanitation through productive and profitable reuse. WE accomplishes this goal by harnessing the resource value of human waste and allocating a portion of our profits from reuse back to our host facility, or otherwise into the sanitation value chain.
In addition to implementing, owning, and operating “waste-based” enterprises, WE also engages in research and development on emerging reuse technologies for wastewater and fecal sludge (FS), and accompanying financial models to help incentivize and enable complete sanitation.
WE is based in Ghana with activities in several African countries.

Mobius Motors - affordable transporation for developing markets

Mobius Motors sells affordable vehicles designed specifically for the needs of developing world consumers. They aim to change millions of lives by providing the appropriate transport to mobilise rural Africa.

From Site:
Mobius Motors designs, manufactures and sells highly functional, highly affordable vehicles as a transportation platform empowering local entrepreneurs to mobilise the developing world. 

We empower entrepreneurial buyers with business advice and financing to use their Mobius cars as a platform to operate limitless transport services to lower income end-users. The range of business-in-a-box services is vast from public transport, to mobile medical care, to consumer goods distribution. These endogenous businesses will create systemic change in the capacity and utility of Africa’s transport network, connecting the continent to hospitals, schools, markets and employment in even the most remote rural areas. Our vision is a more mobile, more prosperous Africa.

Komaza - African microforestry, income-generating tree farms

From Site:

We partner with dryland famers to help them plant drought-resistant trees on unproductive land. They get seedlings and tools on credit plus training, post-harvest processing and access to new markets. We spend less than $1 to plant a tree. And each tree returns at least $20 to the family. That’s over $6,000 from half an acre.
Farmers rise out of poverty. The trees restore the environment and prevent deforestation. And each tree farm yields enough extra money to start nine new farms. KOMAZA will be able to achieve self-funded growth to more families.
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