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Jamila Abass

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2013

Kenya
Jamila Abass is helping farmers trapped in subsistence agriculture move into commercial farming by leveraging available mobile technology to provide needed real-time information and incentivize collective action. Jamila’s technology platform links farmers to markets and creates an ecosystem of... Lire la suite

Sam Agutu

Ashoka Fellow since oct 2012

Kenya
The majority of Kenyans do not have access to health insurance due to prohibitive pricing and an outdated coverage model that predominantly caters to formally employed individuals. Sam Agutu is revolutionizing the health insurance industry by leveraging mobile technology platforms to allow... Lire la suite

Benjamin Ogunyo

Ashoka Fellow since juin 2004

Kenya
Benjamin Ogunyo is getting Kenya’s street children back into their homes by empowering their families to become economically independent, socially responsible, and emotionally accessible for their estranged children. By alleviating the severe pressures impoverished families face, he is helping build... Lire la suite

Collins Apuoyo

Ashoka Fellow since mai 2008

Kenya
Collins Apuoyo is protecting the environment by safely collecting, storing, and reusing used oil that is otherwise dumped in rivers or uninhabited land in Kenya. Through a creative financing model, he has turned his project into a vehicle for economic development, by providing mechanics and... Lire la suite

Jason Aramburu

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2013

Kenya
Jason Aramburu enables thousands of smallholder farmers to significantly enrich their fields using their own biochar, which they make locally from freely available farm waste. Using biochar increases yield while cutting the use of expensive and environmentally harmful fertilizers. Lire la suite

David Auerbach

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2013

Kenya
David Auerbach has created a scalable, market driven, community-based model for sustainably providing access to hygienic sanitation in densely populated and unplanned slum settlements. By creating value from waste, David is changing what it means to work in waste collection and ultimately building a... Lire la suite

Madison Ayer

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2011

Kenya
Madison Ayer has launched Farm Shop, a non-profit Kenyan Trust, to transform the system for delivering agricultural inputs to rural, smallholder households. Farm Shop removes barriers in the “last mile” to improve the entire system for all stakeholders: Input suppliers, distributors, agro-dealers,... Lire la suite

Ian Craig

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2013

Kenya

Ian Craig and his organization the Northern Rangeland Trust are featured in Leonardo DiCaprio's epic documentary thriller The Ivory Game. This film goes undercover into the dark and sinister underbelly of ivory trafficking. Award‐winning director Richard Ladkani and Academy Award–nominated director...

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Paige Elenson

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2013

Kenya
Paige Elenson is equipping unemployed young people in Africa to develop as professionals and leaders to create economic opportunities by tapping into the multibillion dollar global wellness industry. By engaging young people in the development of the yoga market, Paige has created a model that... Lire la suite

Patrick Gathitu

Ashoka Fellow since juin 2004

Kenya
Patrick is helping Kenyan consumers, many of them farmers, to connect with technologies that will allow them to increase the earnings from their farms and small-scale business ventures. Lire la suite