Million Lives Club Members
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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      Healthy EntrepreneursUPDATED MAY 2021

      Healthy Entrepreneurs delivers effective and affordable health products and services to the last mile, hard-to-reach populations in Sub Saharan Africa, through a network of 5,000 Community Health Entrepreneurs in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Burundi
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      Economic Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Health and 3 moreSEE ALL
      Economic Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Health, Inclusion, Social and Behavior Change, Supply ChainsSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Haiti, Uganda and 3 moreSEE ALL
      Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Haiti, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, KenyaSEE LESS
      TO DATE$6,496,485 Funds Raised
      MLC Vanguard
        

      GAIA Mobile Health ClinicsUPDATED MAY 2021

      GAIA's mobile clinics provide access to critical healthcare at the far end of the road in rural Southern Africa and build the capacity of the local healthcare systems. To date, we've conducted over 2 million clinic visits.
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      HIV/AIDS, Health Systems, Primary Care and 5 moreSEE ALL
      HIV/AIDS, Health Systems, Primary Care, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Prevention & Vaccination, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Friendly ServicesSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Malawi
      MalawiSEE LESS
      MLC Vanguard
        

      VillageReachUPDATED APR 2021

      VillageReach transforms health care delivery to reach everyone.
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      Health Systems, Prevention & Vaccination, Supply Chains and 4 moreSEE ALL
      Health Systems, Prevention & Vaccination, Supply Chains, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Transport & Supply Chains, Youth Friendly ServicesSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Mozambique, Malawi, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
      Mozambique, Malawi, Congo, Democratic Republic of theSEE LESS
      TO DATE$5,195,736 Funds Raised
      MLC Vanguard
        

      One Family HealthUPDATED APR 2021

      OFH is a social enterprise that operates a franchise of nurse-owned and operated primary care clinics bringing affordable, quality care to underserved communities. COVID19 could threaten access to primary care, which is critical to a strong response
      FOCUS AREAS
      Economic Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Health
      Economic Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, HealthSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Rwanda
      RwandaSEE LESS
      TO DATE$1,097,410 Funds Raised
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Creating Sustainable Businesses. Transforming Lives. Village Enterprise Graduation ModelUPDATED APR 2021

      Village Enterprise works to end extreme poverty in rural Africa through entrepreneurship and innovation.
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      Climate Change and Resilience, Economic Empowerment, Entrepreneurship
      Climate Change and Resilience, Economic Empowerment, EntrepreneurshipSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya
      Tanzania, Uganda, KenyaSEE LESS
      MLC Vanguard
        

      HarvestPlus (Biofortification)UPDATED APR 2021

      HarvestPlus uses conventional breeding to enrich everyday food crops with vitamins and minerals (biofortification) to transform food systems and fight nutrition insecurity - affecting 3 billion people globally who cannot afford a healthy diet.
      FOCUS AREAS
      Agriculture, Climate Change and Resilience, Nutrition and 3 moreSEE ALL
      Agriculture, Climate Change and Resilience, Nutrition, Entrepreneurship, Gender, Public-Private PartnershipsSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Uganda, Colombia, Nigeria and 11 moreSEE ALL
      Uganda, Colombia, Nigeria, India, Bangladesh, Zambia, Pakistan, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Rwanda, Brazil, Guatemala, El Salvador, Bolivia, NicaraguaSEE LESS
      TO DATE$15,462,000 Funds Raised
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Wanji GamesUPDATED APR 2021

      The Wanji Games platform uses basic telephony to provide interactive narratives through spoken audio. This allows a geographically remote audience with limited literacy access to engaging entertainment-education in their own spoken language.
      FOCUS AREAS
      Communications and Media, Other, Social and Behavior Change
      Communications and Media, Other, Social and Behavior ChangeSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Uganda, Pakistan, Ghana and 9 moreSEE ALL
      Uganda, Pakistan, Ghana, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Zambia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Kenya, Cambodia, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, MalawiSEE LESS
      TO DATE$26,950 Funds Raised
      MLC Voyager
        

      We Care Solar UPDATED APR 2021

      Saving Lives in Childbirth with Innovative Solar Suitcases
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      Gender Equity, Health, Solar and 4 moreSEE ALL
      Gender Equity, Health, Solar, Climate Change and Resilience, Energy Efficiency, Humanitarian Assistance, Response TechnologiesSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Ethiopia, Nigeria, Nepal and 6 moreSEE ALL
      Ethiopia, Nigeria, Nepal, Liberia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Sierra LeoneSEE LESS
      TO DATE$2,000,000 Funds Raised
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Improving livelihoods, nutrition and resilience through technology and grassroots-level partnershipsUPDATED APR 2021

      We cost-effectively increase smallholder farmers’ access to and uptake of critical agricultural and nutrition information by partnering with existing extension providers to produce short videos featuring local farmers demonstrating improved practices
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      Digital Development, Livestock & Agriculture, Nutrition and 1 moreSEE ALL
      Digital Development, Livestock & Agriculture, Nutrition, Climate Change and ResilienceSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      India, Ghana, Ethiopia and 11 moreSEE ALL
      India, Ghana, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Afghanistan, Guinea, Senegal, Niger, Malawi, Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, Kenya, South SudanSEE LESS
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Telehealth for Rural HealthcareUPDATED MAR 2021

      FOCUS AREAS
      Primary Care
      Primary CareSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Uganda
      UgandaSEE LESS
      MLC Pioneer
        

      Shule Direct OrganizationUPDATED MAR 2021

      Shule Direct is leveraging existing technologies to improve access to qualified, relevant and contextual digital learning content. Our mission is to improve holistic learning outcomes for children and youth in Africa through digital technology.
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      Basic Education, Parent & Family Engagement, Secondary Education and 7 moreSEE ALL
      Basic Education, Parent & Family Engagement, Secondary Education, AI, AR/VR, Education, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Soft or Life Skills, Teacher Development and TrainingSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Tanzania, Kenya
      Tanzania, KenyaSEE LESS
      TO DATE$571,220 Funds Raised
      MLC Vanguard
        

      mMitraUPDATED MAR 2021

      FOCUS AREAS
      Maternal Newborn and Child Health
      Maternal Newborn and Child HealthSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      India
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Worldreader Mobile Reading Solutions UPDATED MAR 2021

      Worldreader provides affordable mobile reading solutions that support communities, schools & partners in need of cost-effective, data-rich educational resources, aiming to create digital reading environments that help improve learning outcomes, work readiness and gender equity.
      FOCUS AREAS
      Basic Education, Education, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education and 4 moreSEE ALL
      Basic Education, Education, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education, Data/Analytics, Literacy, Parent & Family Engagement, Teacher Development and TrainingSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and 6 moreSEE ALL
      Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Peru, India, United StatesSEE LESS
      TO DATE$300,000 Funds Raised
      MLC Vanguard
        

      yemen solarUPDATED MAR 2021

      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Uganda
      UgandaSEE LESS
      TO DATE$2,020,126 Funds Raised
      MLC Vanguard
        

      IgnitiaUPDATED MAR 2021

      Revolutionary Tropical Weather Forecasts providing highly accurate weather forecasts to small scale farmers in West Africa.
      FOCUS AREAS
      Agriculture, Data/Analytics, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity and 4 moreSEE ALL
      Agriculture, Data/Analytics, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Environment, Resilience, Social and Behavior Change, TechnologySEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      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
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Equalize HealthUPDATED MAR 2021

      Equalize Health (formerly known as D-Rev) is a not-for-profit medical technology company that designs affordable, world-class medical products for the biggest gaps in health care that work in even the toughest circumstances.
      FOCUS AREAS
      Health, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Medical Devices
      Health, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Medical DevicesSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      India, Kenya
      India, KenyaSEE LESS
      TO DATE$1,611,137 Funds Raised
      MLC Voyager
        

      NewGlobeUPDATED MAR 2021

      NewGlobe supports visionary governments to transform public education systems, the cornerstone of a prosperous, equitable, and peaceful society. The varied NewGlobe portfolio includes several government public transformation programmes, our range of well-known Bridge community school programmes, and our Learning Collaborative.
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      Evidence & Impact, Public-Private Partnerships, Digital Development and 2 moreSEE ALL
      Evidence & Impact, Public-Private Partnerships, Digital Development, Education, TechnologySEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Kenya, India, Nigeria and 3 moreSEE ALL
      Kenya, India, Nigeria, Uganda, Liberia, ChinaSEE LESS
      MLC Vanguard
        

      One Acre FundUPDATED MAR 2021

      Financing and Services for Smallholder Farmers
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      Agriculture, Climate Change and Resilience, Evidence & Impact and 1 moreSEE ALL
      Agriculture, Climate Change and Resilience, Evidence & Impact, Social & Micro FinanceSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Burundi, Kenya, Malawi and 4 moreSEE ALL
      Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, ZambiaSEE LESS
      TO DATE$44,408,972 Funds Raised
      MLC Vanguard
        

      mothers2mothers: Mentor Mother ModelUPDATED FEB 2021

      FOCUS AREAS
      Health
      HealthSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho and 4 moreSEE ALL
      South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Malawi, Uganda, Tanzania, KenyaSEE LESS
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Water UniteUPDATED FEB 2021

      Water Unite catalyses new funding via a one-cent micro-levy from water retailers to support global water, sanitation and waste management programming.
      FOCUS AREAS
      Waste Management, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Watersheds and 4 moreSEE ALL
      Waste Management, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Watersheds, Agriculture Water Management, Environment, Monitoring & Evaluation, Public-Private PartnershipsSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      South Africa, Pakistan, Jordan and 4 moreSEE ALL
      South Africa, Pakistan, Jordan, Uganda, Mozambique, Kenya, IndiaSEE LESS
      TO DATE$1,030,000 Funds Raised
      MLC Voyager
        

      Max Healthy VillageUPDATED FEB 2021

      The innovative Healthy Village approach stimulates community behaviour change for better WASH, improved food security and nutrition, and essential care for mother and child health.
      FOCUS AREAS
      Nutrition, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and 1 moreSEE ALL
      Nutrition, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), EntrepreneurshipSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Bangladesh, Ethiopia
      Bangladesh, EthiopiaSEE LESS
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Life Skills and Financial Education - Aflatoun InternationalUPDATED FEB 2021

      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.
      FOCUS AREAS
      Curriculum, Economic Empowerment, Soft or Life Skills and 10 moreSEE ALL
      Curriculum, Economic Empowerment, Soft or Life Skills, Basic Education, Emerging Adulthood (20-24), Gender Equity, Mid-Adolescence (15-19), Positive Youth Development, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education, School-to-Work Transition, Secondary Education, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Young Adolescence (10-14)SEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      China
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Innovation: Africa - bringing clean water and solar energy to rural African villagesUPDATED JAN 2021

      Innovation: Africa constructs solar water pumping systems with remote monitoring technology to provide access to clean water to rural communities across 10 African countries.
      FOCUS AREAS
      Agriculture, Energy, Water Supply/Quality
      Agriculture, Energy, Water Supply/QualitySEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia and 7 moreSEE ALL
      Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Senegal, Cameroon, South Africa, Swaziland, ZambiaSEE LESS
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Zimbabwe's Rural Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Information System employing Real Time Monitoring Approaches and Tools using Mobile TechUPDATED JAN 2021

      Zimbabwe's Rural Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Information System employing Real Time Monitoring Approaches using Mobile Technology has accelerated WASH service delivery in rural areas and has reached more than 1.8 million children in 12-15 months of implementation.
      FOCUS AREAS
      Data/Analytics, Good Governance, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and 2 moreSEE ALL
      Data/Analytics, Good Governance, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Health, TechnologySEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Zimbabwe
      ZimbabweSEE LESS
      MLC Vanguard
        

      WaterCredit: Scaling Financing for Household Water and Sanitation SolutionsUPDATED JAN 2021

      Water.org works to accelerate access to household water and sanitation through affordable finance.
      FOCUS AREAS
      Enabling Environment, Social & Micro Finance, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
      Enabling Environment, Social & Micro Finance, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)SEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Bangladesh, India, Kenya and 10 moreSEE ALL
      Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Uganda, Peru, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia, Ghana, Ethiopia, Brazil, Tanzania, MexicoSEE LESS
      MLC Vanguard