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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      VisionSpringUPDATED JUL 2021

      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, Sierra Leone, Bangladesh and 35 moreSEE ALL
      India, Sierra Leone, Bangladesh, Vanuatu, Zambia, Rwanda, Nicaragua, Mali, Haiti, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Cambodia, Bolivia, Benin, South Sudan, Nepal, Paraguay, Senegal, El Salvador, Indonesia, South Africa, Ghana, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Malawi, Honduras, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Belize, Tanzania, Mozambique, Morocco, Cameroon, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Burkina Faso, VenezuelaSEE LESS
      TO DATE$4,021,080 Funds Raised
      MLC Vanguard
        

      CommCare by DimagiUPDATED JUL 2021

      Dimagi is working with organizations around the world to support COVID-19 response with our customizable mobile data collection and service delivery platform, CommCare, which is being used for everything from contact tracing to facility readiness.
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      Agriculture, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Maternal Newborn and Child Health and 11 moreSEE ALL
      Agriculture, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Communication with Communities, Data Collection/Needs Assessments, Data/Analytics, Digital Development, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Health, Human Centered Design, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Monitoring & Evaluation, Response Technologies, TechnologySEE LESS
      TO DATE$4,215,106 Funds Raised
      MLC Vanguard
        

      One Acre FundUPDATED JUL 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
        

      OperationASHAUPDATED JUL 2021

      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
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      India, Cambodia, Tanzania
      India, Cambodia, TanzaniaSEE LESS
      TO DATE$981,324 Funds Raised
      MLC Vanguard
        

      CLT e-PatashaleUPDATED JUL 2021

      CLT e-Patashale is an umbrella of innovative initiatives - a complete ecosystem for digital learning, with development to delivery of STEM in regional languages in under-served communities
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      Digital Development, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Education and 4 moreSEE ALL
      Digital Development, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Education, Inclusion, Mid-Adolescence (15-19), Technology, Young Adolescence (10-14)SEE LESS
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Kadam Step Up ProgrammeUPDATED JUL 2021

      Child driven competency based pedagogical and operational tools, that enables both in-school children and out of school children to close their learning gaps in a systematic way in a scalable programme.
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      Basic Education, Extracurricular or Out-of School Activities, Methods & Learning and 1 moreSEE ALL
      Basic Education, Extracurricular or Out-of School Activities, Methods & Learning, Teacher Development and TrainingSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      India
      MLC Pioneer
        

      Bloom UPDATED JUN 2021

      Let's grow a library! The free Bloom easy book creation software is the only tool available for creating linguistically-correct decodable and leveled reading materials. Bloom enables local experts in all language communities to grow libraries. The Bloom Library now offers a growing collection of COVID-19 books available to be adapted and translated into new languages. https://bloomlibrary.org/COVID19
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      Basic Education, Digital Development, Literacy and 3 moreSEE ALL
      Basic Education, Digital Development, Literacy, Crowdsourcing and Open Source, Inclusion, Inclusive EducationSEE LESS
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      Uganda, Papua New Guinea, Ethiopia and 14 moreSEE ALL
      Uganda, Papua New Guinea, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Haiti, Philippines, Nigeria, Nepal, Mozambique, Indonesia, Guatemala, Rwanda, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Senegal, Ghana, MadagascarSEE LESS
      TO DATE$100,000 Funds Raised
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Healthy EntrepreneursUPDATED JUN 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 JUN 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
        

      The Sanku Dosifier: Unleashing the potential of technology to end micronutrient malnutrition globallyUPDATED JUN 2021

      Sanku's award-winning dosifier adds precise amounts of essential nutrients into flour during the milling process, with the potential to end micronutrient malnutrition globally through inclusive fortification. We are ending nutrition inequity.
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      Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Nutrition, Processing & Production and 5 moreSEE ALL
      Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Nutrition, Processing & Production, Agriculture, Cultivation & Tools, Food Safety and Standards, Public-Private Partnerships, ResilienceSEE LESS
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Partners for Possibility (PfP)UPDATED MAY 2021

      The PfP programme partners business leaders with principals from under-resourced schools in a year-long, collaborative and very practical journey. Partners work together to strengthen leadership capacity at these schools.
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      Citizen Participation, Education, Leadership Development and 7 moreSEE ALL
      Citizen Participation, Education, Leadership Development, Basic Education, Literacy, Mentoring/Coaching, Parent & Family Engagement, Public-Private Partnerships, Secondary Education, Teacher Development and TrainingSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      South Africa
      South AfricaSEE LESS
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Social, Emotional and Economic empowerment through Knowledge of Group Support Psychotherapy content (SEEK-GSP)UPDATED MAY 2021

      Group support psychotherapy is a culturally sensitive and highly cost-effective first line intervention for depression and other common mental health problems in rural populations with gender-based violence & can be delivered by lay health worker
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      Gender-based Violence, HIV/AIDS, Mental Health and 2 moreSEE ALL
      Gender-based Violence, HIV/AIDS, Mental Health, Economic Empowerment, Youth Engagement and ContributionSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Uganda
      UgandaSEE LESS
      TO DATE$612,244 Funds Raised
      MLC Pioneer
        

      Digital Farmer ServicesUPDATED MAY 2021

      A powerful community management platform that supports organizations to identify, profile, collect field data and provide services such as agricultural advisories, credit, insurance to rural folks around Africa.
      FOCUS AREAS
      Agriculture, Digital Development, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity
      Agriculture, Digital Development, Digital Inclusion & ConnectivitySEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Ghana
      MLC Voyager
        

      doctHERsUPDATED MAY 2021

      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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      Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Entrepreneurship, Gender Equity and 17 moreSEE ALL
      Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Entrepreneurship, Gender Equity, Diaspora, Digital Development, Digital Finance, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Economic Empowerment, Human Centered Design, Inclusion, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Mental Health, Monitoring & Evaluation, Non-communicable Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination, Public-Private Partnerships, Resilience, Social and Behavior Change, TechnologySEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      United States, Mexico, Pakistan
      United States, Mexico, PakistanSEE LESS
      TO DATE$1,339,950 Funds Raised
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Last-Mile ConnectivityUPDATED MAY 2021

      Bridges to Prosperity connects isolated rural communities to vital resources through the construction of trailbridges.
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      Agriculture, Community Transport Models, Economic Growth and Trade and 2 moreSEE ALL
      Agriculture, Community Transport Models, Economic Growth and Trade, Education, HealthSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Indonesia, Nepal, Ethiopia and 17 moreSEE ALL
      Indonesia, Nepal, Ethiopia, Peru, Bolivia, Honduras, Zambia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Timor-Leste, Sudan, Haiti, Kenya, Nicaragua, Rwanda, Panama, Mozambique, Colombia, Swaziland, UgandaSEE LESS
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Harnessing mHealth for Improved Fistula Awareness and ReferralUPDATED MAY 2021

      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.
      FOCUS AREAS
      Health Systems, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health
      Health Systems, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Sexual and Reproductive HealthSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Tanzania
      TanzaniaSEE LESS
      TO DATE$75,000 Funds Raised
      MLC Voyager
        

      Life Skills and Financial Education - Aflatoun InternationalUPDATED MAY 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
        

      Vidya BharatiUPDATED MAY 2021

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

      PlantwiseUPDATED MAY 2021

      Since its launch in 2011, Plantwise has supported over 30 million smallholder farmers across the world with the knowledge they need to lose less of what they grow to pests and diseases, increasing food security and improving rural livelihoods.
      FOCUS AREAS
      Agriculture
      AgricultureSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Bolivia, Bangladesh, Uganda and 30 moreSEE ALL
      Bolivia, Bangladesh, Uganda, Nicaragua, Rwanda, Vietnam, Sierra Leone, Nepal, Kenya, India, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Peru, Pakistan, Barbados, Afghanistan, Ghana, China, Cambodia, Grenada, Jamaica, Honduras, Trinidad and Tobago, Tanzania, Brazil, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, MyanmarSEE LESS
      MLC Vanguard
        

      U-ReportUPDATED MAY 2021

      U-Report is a platform where YOU speak out on issues YOU care about and have positive change in your community anywhere in the world.
      FOCUS AREAS
      Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, Education, Youth Engagement and Contribution and 1 moreSEE ALL
      Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, Education, Youth Engagement and Contribution, Positive Youth DevelopmentSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      El Salvador, Thailand, Tanzania and 52 moreSEE ALL
      El Salvador, Thailand, Tanzania, Syria, Bolivia, Belize, Bangladesh, Liberia, Kiribati, Jamaica, Mozambique, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Serbia, Swaziland, Guinea, Burundi, Cameroon, Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Haiti, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Romania, Malawi, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d'Ivoire, Ecuador, Mali, Pakistan, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Argentina, Iraq, France, Gambia, The, Ghana, GuatemalaSEE LESS
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Akashganga - Automatic Milk Collection SystemsUPDATED MAY 2021

      Using simple ICT solution that help rural milk producers raise their income through transparency in milk collection process at village level milk collection points.
      FOCUS AREAS
      Food Safety and Standards, Good Governance
      Food Safety and Standards, Good GovernanceSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Nepal, Vietnam, India
      Nepal, Vietnam, IndiaSEE LESS
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Food for Education (Akshaya Patra)UPDATED MAY 2021

      FOCUS AREAS
      Social and Behavior Change
      Social and Behavior ChangeSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      India
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Kadiwaku Family FoundationUPDATED MAY 2021

      Kadiwaku Family Foundation is committed to expanding economic opportunities for people with disabilities in Africa through training and financial award.
      FOCUS AREAS
      Entrepreneurship, Literacy, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
      Entrepreneurship, Literacy, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)SEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Rwanda
      RwandaSEE LESS
      TO DATE$194,000 Funds Raised
      MLC Pioneer
        

      SATO Pans and StoolsUPDATED MAY 2021

      SATO develops innovative, affordable, and easy-to-install toilet systems to local communities around the world to address the global sanitation crisis.
      FOCUS AREAS
      Human Centered Design, Sanitation
      Human Centered Design, SanitationSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Ethiopia, Rwanda, Nigeria and 5 moreSEE ALL
      Ethiopia, Rwanda, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, India, Kenya, BangladeshSEE LESS
      TO DATE$713,012 Funds Raised
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Eneza EducationUPDATED MAY 2021

      Spreading Education Everwhere
      FOCUS AREAS
      Entrepreneurship, Human Centered Design, Refugees and 4 moreSEE ALL
      Entrepreneurship, Human Centered Design, Refugees, Data/Analytics, Education, Technology, Testing & AssessmentSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Kenya, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire
      Kenya, Ghana, Cote d'IvoireSEE LESS
      TO DATE$35,000 Funds Raised
      MLC Vanguard