To produce and expand a cost-effective, scalable and sustainable solution to global poverty that brings together the entrepreneurial spirit of the world's poor, the power of technology, and the strength of the market economy by introducing the low-cost KickStart MoneyMaker pumps. The MoneyMaker pumps will be used to establish 80,000 highly profitable new agricultural small businesses, benefiting a total of 400,000 people. The goal is to help families
earn an income that provides for all their basic needs, healthcare, and education, and allows them to invest in their futures. KickStart is committed to raising million for this effort, equaling a sum of per beneficiary.
As veterans of traditional aid and development programs, Nick Moon and Martin Fisher got frustrated at the lack of sustainable impacts produced by the 40 years and trillion spent on poverty reduction in sub-Saharan Africa. For them, people in poverty are not victims needing to be rescued; they have resources - labor, time, skill and intelligence - and need opportunities to use them, not handouts. Inspired by this innovative understanding of socialeconomic development, Moon and Fisher founded KickStart International, an award-winning social enterprise with a revolutionary approach to fighting poverty. KickStart designs, manufactures and sells simple tools that poor entrepreneurs can use to start profitable businesses. Ultimately, KickStart draws upon the tremendous entrepreneurial spirit of the world's poorest people and provides a way for them to meet their number one need - a way to make more money.
KickStart seeks to partner with foundations, corporations, governments, and individuals that appreciate both donor support that is time-bound by a clear exit strategy and programs that have immediate, life-changing impacts. KickStart is both of these things - it has a sustainable program and KickStart farmers are able to lift their families from poverty to the middle class in as little as four months. KickStart also seeks to partner with NGOs, whose constituents would benefit from the irrigation of their farmland, and industries, whose farmers could increase crop yield through KickStart's pumps.
Additionally, KickStart is seeking website or branding assistance to help tell this compelling story. KickStart's unprecedented work has the potential to be applied broadly across the developing world.