Million Lives Club Directory
Million Lives Club (MLC) recognizes and raises awareness of innovators and social entrepreneurs that are making a significant impact in addressing global development challenges.
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      VillageReachUPDATED NOV 2019

      VillageReach transforms health care delivery to reach everyone.
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      Health Systems, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Supply Chains
      Health Systems, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Supply ChainsSEE LESS
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      Malawi
      MalawiSEE LESS
      TO DATE$174,995 Funds Raised

      VisionSpringUPDATED OCT 2019

      Our mission is to create affordable access to eyewear, everywhere. 2.5 billion people would be able to earn, learn and be safe, if they could acquire a pair of simple eyeglasses to see clearly. Of these, 624 million are visually impaired without this 700-year-old technology, and 70% just need a pair of over-the-counter reading glasses. VisionSpring can source these for as little as $1 and deliver to those living on less than $5/day. To date, our efforts here have lead to $1.2B in economic impact at the household level.
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      Economic Growth and Trade, Education, Health
      Economic Growth and Trade, Education, HealthSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      India, Nepal, Nigeria and 35 moreSEE ALL
      India, Nepal, Nigeria, Uganda, Vanuatu, Tanzania, Belize, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Sierra Leone, Indonesia, El Salvador, Burkina Faso, Benin, Bolivia, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Mali, Nicaragua, Rwanda, Venezuela, Zambia, Senegal, Paraguay, Mexico, Ghana, South Sudan, South Africa, Kenya, Honduras, Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Malawi, Morocco, MozambiqueSEE LESS
      TO DATE$4,021,080 Funds Raised

      Simprints Biometric Identification SystemUPDATED OCT 2019

      Simprints is a nonprofit biometric tech company from the University of Cambridge. We work with partners like BRAC, Gavi, and Ministries of Health to make sure that every vaccine, every dollar, and every public good reaches the people who need them.
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      All Sectors, Technology, Health and 6 moreSEE ALL
      All Sectors, Technology, Health, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Digital Finance, Digital Development, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Human Centered Design, Public-Private PartnershipsSEE LESS
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      Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal and 2 moreSEE ALL
      Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal, Uganda, ZambiaSEE LESS
      TO DATE$1,498,000 Funds Raised

      Eneza Education UPDATED OCT 2019

      Spreading Education Everwhere
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      Entrepreneurship, Human Centered Design, Refugees and 4 moreSEE ALL
      Entrepreneurship, Human Centered Design, Refugees, Education, Testing & Assessment, Data/Analytics, TechnologySEE LESS
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      Kenya, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire
      Kenya, Ghana, Cote d'IvoireSEE LESS
      TO DATE$35,000 Funds Raised

      One Acre Fund UPDATED OCT 2019

      Financing and Services for Smallholder Farmers
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      Agriculture, Evidence & Impact, Climate Change and Resilience and 1 moreSEE ALL
      Agriculture, Evidence & Impact, Climate Change and Resilience, Social & Micro FinanceSEE LESS
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      Burundi, Kenya, Malawi and 3 moreSEE ALL
      Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, UgandaSEE LESS
      TO DATE$44,408,972 Funds Raised

      Ubongo: Edutainment Made in Africa, for AfricaUPDATED OCT 2019

      We leverage the power of entertainment, the reach of mass media and the deep insights of kid-centered design to bring fun, localized edutainment to millions of kids in Africa.
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      Cognitive Development, Communications and Media, Social Development and 3 moreSEE ALL
      Cognitive Development, Communications and Media, Social Development, Education, Basic Education, Social and Behavior ChangeSEE LESS
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      Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda and 5 moreSEE ALL
      Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, South Africa, Nigeria, Malawi, ZambiaSEE LESS
      TO DATE$3,172,439 Funds Raised

      IgnitiaUPDATED OCT 2019

      Revolutionary Tropical Weather Forecasts providing highly accurate weather forecasts to small scale farmers in West Africa.
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      Agriculture, Environment, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity and 4 moreSEE ALL
      Agriculture, Environment, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Resilience, Social and Behavior Change, Data/Analytics, TechnologySEE LESS
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      Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana and 4 moreSEE ALL
      Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, NigerSEE LESS
      TO DATE$591,968 Funds Raised

      Social, Emotional and Economic empowerment through Knowledge of Group Support Psychotherapy content (SEEK-GSP)UPDATED OCT 2019

      Group support psychotherapy is a culturally sensitive and cost-effective first line intervention for depression and other common mental health problems among vulnerable populations in rural areas and can be delivered by lay health workers
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      Economic Empowerment, HIV/AIDS, Mental Health and 2 moreSEE ALL
      Economic Empowerment, HIV/AIDS, Mental Health, Gender-based Violence, Youth Engagement and ContributionSEE LESS
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      Uganda
      UgandaSEE LESS
      TO DATE$362,244 Funds Raised

      MomConnectUPDATED OCT 2019

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      Maternal Newborn and Child Health
      Maternal Newborn and Child HealthSEE LESS
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      South Africa
      South AfricaSEE LESS
      TO DATE$112,433 Funds Raised

      d.lightUPDATED OCT 2019

      Upgradeable Solar Power System with Pay-As-You-Go Consumer Financing Technology
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      Economic Growth and Trade, Energy, Social & Micro Finance and 4 moreSEE ALL
      Economic Growth and Trade, Energy, Social & Micro Finance, Solar, Digital Finance, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, TechnologySEE LESS
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      Uganda
      UgandaSEE LESS
      TO DATE$2,020,126 Funds Raised

      Harnessing mHealth for Improved Fistula Awareness and ReferralUPDATED OCT 2019

      Elimika is a free, interactive voice response (IVR) platform raising awareness about obstetric fistula, its causes, and treatment options to increase community health education, reduce stigma, and encourage all women to seek treatment earlier.
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      Health Systems, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health
      Health Systems, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Sexual and Reproductive HealthSEE LESS
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      Tanzania
      TanzaniaSEE LESS
      TO DATE$75,000 Funds Raised

      ATMAGOUPDATED OCT 2019

      Neighbors helping Neighbors
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      Citizen Participation, Climate Change and Resilience, Communication with Communities
      Citizen Participation, Climate Change and Resilience, Communication with CommunitiesSEE LESS
      TO DATE$255,000 Funds Raised

      Educate!UPDATED OCT 2019

      Educate! prepares youth in Africa with the skills to succeed in today's economy.
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      Economic Growth and Trade, Education, Gender and 10 moreSEE ALL
      Economic Growth and Trade, Education, Gender, Youth, Entrepreneurship, Secondary Education, Teacher Development and Training, Testing & Assessment, Workforce Development, Economic Empowerment, Mid-Adolescence (15-19), Youth Engagement and Contribution, InclusionSEE LESS
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      Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya
      Rwanda, Uganda, KenyaSEE LESS
      TO DATE$578,244 Funds Raised

      doctHERsUPDATED OCT 2019

      Leverage Technology to Connect Women & Improve Health (SDG 3), Promote Gender Equality (SDG 5), Provide dignified work (SDG 8), Reduce inequalities (SDG 10) and Coordinate sustainable partnerships for the SDG goals (SDG 17)
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      Economic Growth and Trade, Entrepreneurship, Social Development and 18 moreSEE ALL
      Economic Growth and Trade, Entrepreneurship, Social Development, Gender, Health, Economic Empowerment, HIV/AIDS, Ageing, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Non-communicable Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination, Diaspora, Digital Finance, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Human Centered Design, Public-Private Partnerships, Resilience, Social and Behavior Change, Monitoring & Evaluation, Technology, InclusionSEE LESS
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      United States, Mexico, Pakistan
      United States, Mexico, PakistanSEE LESS
      TO DATE$939,950 Funds Raised

      OperationASHA UPDATED OCT 2019

      eDOTS Biometric Identification for TB.
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      Health, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Monitoring & Evaluation and 1 moreSEE ALL
      Health, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Monitoring & Evaluation, TechnologySEE LESS
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      India, Cambodia, Tanzania
      India, Cambodia, TanzaniaSEE LESS
      TO DATE$981,324 Funds Raised

      D-RevUPDATED SEP 2019

      D-Rev exists to design and deliver medical technologies that close the quality healthcare gap for under-served populations.
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      Health
      HealthSEE LESS
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      India, Kenya
      India, KenyaSEE LESS
      TO DATE$1,611,137 Funds Raised

      Last Mile Health UPDATED AUG 2019

      Last Mile Health partners with governments to design, scale, strengthen, and sustain high-quality community health systems by empowering teams of community-based health workers to bring life-saving healthcare to remote communities.

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      Health Systems, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Primary Care and 8 moreSEE ALL
      Health Systems, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Primary Care, Prevention & Vaccination, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Nutrition, HIV/AIDS, Non-communicable Diseases, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Crowdsourcing and Open Source, Digital DevelopmentSEE LESS
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      Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda and 1 moreSEE ALL
      Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda, LiberiaSEE LESS
      TO DATE$1,000,000 Funds Raised

      M-KOPA SolarUPDATED NOV 2019

      M-KOPA has a mission to upgrade lives by making high-quality solutions affordable to everyone.
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      Economic Empowerment, Energy, Social & Micro Finance
      Economic Empowerment, Energy, Social & Micro FinanceSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
      Kenya, Uganda, TanzaniaSEE LESS

      PlantwiseUPDATED OCT 2019

      Lose less, feed more
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      Bolivia, Bangladesh, Nicaragua and 30 moreSEE ALL
      Bolivia, Bangladesh, Nicaragua, Uganda, Rwanda, Vietnam, Sierra Leone, Nepal, India, Kenya, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Pakistan, Peru, Afghanistan, Barbados, Cambodia, China, Ghana, Grenada, Honduras, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Tanzania, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Zambia, Costa Rica, MyanmarSEE LESS

      Vidya BharatiUPDATED OCT 2019

      Offering quality education at affordable prices, locally, since last 42 years, through 14,000 schools, and impacted lives of over 60 millions individuals
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      Basic Education, Inclusive Education, Secondary Education
      Basic Education, Inclusive Education, Secondary EducationSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      India

      Bridge International AcademiesUPDATED OCT 2019

      Bridge International Academies believes every child has the right to high quality education and works in partnership with governments, communities, parents and teachers to ensure access to quality education.
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      Evidence & Impact, Public-Private Partnerships, Education and 2 moreSEE ALL
      Evidence & Impact, Public-Private Partnerships, Education, Digital Development, TechnologySEE LESS
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      Kenya, India, Nigeria and 3 moreSEE ALL
      Kenya, India, Nigeria, Uganda, Liberia, ChinaSEE LESS

      Precision Agriculture for DevelopmentUPDATED OCT 2019

      Precision Agriculture for Development (PAD) is a global non-profit organization that harnesses technology, data science and behavioral economics to provide targeted information to empower farmers in developing countries to improve their lives.
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      Agriculture, Evidence & Impact, Technology and 4 moreSEE ALL
      Agriculture, Evidence & Impact, Technology, Environment, Digital Development, Resilience, Human Centered DesignSEE LESS
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      India, Kenya, Rwanda and 4 moreSEE ALL
      India, Kenya, Rwanda, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, UgandaSEE LESS

      Search for Common Ground: Media for Social ChangeUPDATED OCT 2019

      Search has employed media since our founding to amplify social movement toward peace. Media stirs up discussion across societies in conflict and models new ways to overcome differences. Our flagship series, The Team, broadcast in 21 countries.
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      Citizen Participation, Gender Equity, Peace and Resilience and 9 moreSEE ALL
      Citizen Participation, Gender Equity, Peace and Resilience, Youth Engagement and Contribution, Political Process, Conflict Response, Elections, Gender-based Violence, Social and Behavior Change, Communications and Media, Positive Youth Development, Rule of Law and Human RightsSEE LESS
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      Kenya, Morocco, Ethiopia and 18 moreSEE ALL
      Kenya, Morocco, Ethiopia, Cote d'Ivoire, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nepal, Angola, Indonesia, Lebanon, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, United States, Yemen, Rwanda, Palestinian Territories, Sri Lanka, Jordan, Myanmar, TunisiaSEE LESS

      Food for Education (Akshaya Patra) UPDATED OCT 2019

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      Social and Behavior Change
      Social and Behavior ChangeSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      India

      Life Skills and Financial Education - Aflatoun InternationalUPDATED OCT 2019

      Applying a social franchise model Aflatoun empowers children and young people (in & out of school) with social, financial & entrepreneurial skills so they become agents of their own future, turning dependence into independence.
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      Curriculum, Economic Empowerment, Sexual and Reproductive Health and 10 moreSEE ALL
      Curriculum, Economic Empowerment, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education, Basic Education, Secondary Education, Soft or Life Skills, Gender Equity, School-to-Work Transition, Young Adolescence (10-14), Mid-Adolescence (15-19), Emerging Adulthood (20-24), Positive Youth DevelopmentSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      China