"In a cash economy, money is the primary means to securing other vital resources. Except in a few very remote areas of the world, if you ask a person in a poor place what they need most, they will tell you that it is a way to make more money. The way to address the challenge of persistent poverty is to create sustainable income-earning opportunities for millions of people. Income is development."
Since starting, KickStart has sold over 130,000 pumps throughout Kenya, Tanzania, and Mali, and has had substantial impact. Their basic business model can be and is being replicated by others in different geographies and in developing and deploying different product lines. With commercial-mindedness, these ideas can accelerate development everywhere! On a final note, be sure also to see KickStart's full MoneyMaker Pump promo music video featuring Mr Ebbo;-)
MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition, Enterprise Forum Global, Enterprise Forum of Cambridge, Muddy Charles Pub, African Business Club, Sloan Entrepreneurs for International Development, Global Startup Workshop, Sustainability@MIT, TechLink, Making Progress, HighTechFever.tv, MIT Innovation Tours
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