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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      mMitraUPDATED JAN 2021

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

      Max Healthy VillageUPDATED JAN 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.
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      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
        

      Living GoodsUPDATED JAN 2021

      Community Health Workers Providing Door to Door Healthcare
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      Health, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Nutrition and 10 moreSEE ALL
      Health, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Nutrition, Agriculture Water Management, Clean Cooking, Economic Empowerment, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Gender, Health, Inclusion, Social and Behavior Change, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)SEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Kenya, Uganda
      Kenya, UgandaSEE LESS
      TO DATE$16,717,020 Funds Raised
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Last-Mile Distribution in Rural EthiopiaUPDATED JAN 2021

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      Entrepreneurship
      EntrepreneurshipSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Ethiopia
      EthiopiaSEE LESS
      MLC Voyager
        

      Kickstart International: Small-scale irrigation pumpsUPDATED JAN 2021

      KickStartInternational is an award winning non-profit (501c3) social enterprise founded in 1991 We believe that the number one need of the poor is a way to make a lot more money. The best way for millions of small-scale farmers in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to substantially increase their incomes is to move from ‘rain-fed subsistence farming’ to ‘commercial irrigated agriculture’. Since 1998, KickStart has designed and promoted very low-cost MoneyMakerbranded irrigation pumps. These pumps enable small-scale farmers to grow, harvest and sell high-value crops throughout the year—especially in long dry seasons when food is scarce and prices are high. The farmers earn large new year-round incomes, make additional income-generating investments and take major steps out of poverty.
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      Agriculture, Agriculture Water Management, Resilience
      Agriculture, Agriculture Water Management, ResilienceSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Nigeria, Ghana, Burkina Faso and 13 moreSEE ALL
      Nigeria, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mozambique, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Angola, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Tanzania, Sudan, Ethiopia, KenyaSEE LESS
      MLC Vanguard
        

      JanaJalUPDATED JAN 2021

      FOCUS AREAS
      Water Management
      Water ManagementSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      India
      MLC Vanguard
        

      iScuelaUPDATED JAN 2021

      We focus on raising the learning levels of school going children, specially in the semi-urban and rural areas, using technology. Our Platform localised, interactive and has a unique “click-only” approach to ensure adoption and reduce learning curve.
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      Education
      EducationSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      India
      MLC Vanguard
        

      IrisGuard EyePay®UPDATED JAN 2021

      We provide human identification and authentication for aid assistance distribution, using our iris recognition technology - EyePay®. We verify one person from millions, with 100% accuracy in real time, without a card or pin or any other token.
      FOCUS AREAS
      Humanitarian Assistance, Inclusion, Technology
      Humanitarian Assistance, Inclusion, TechnologySEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon and 1 moreSEE ALL
      Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon, JordanSEE LESS
      MLC Vanguard
        

      International Development Enterprises: Building Markets for SanitationUPDATED JAN 2021

      iDE believes that every family deserves a toilet. We use human-centered approaches to build markets for hygienic toilets that can be built and sold profitably by local entrepreneurs and which are also aspirational and affordable for households.
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      Human Centered Design, Sanitation, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and 1 moreSEE ALL
      Human Centered Design, Sanitation, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), EntrepreneurshipSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Vietnam, Cambodia, Nepal and 3 moreSEE ALL
      Vietnam, Cambodia, Nepal, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, GhanaSEE LESS
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Humanitarian OpenStreetMap TeamUPDATED JAN 2021

      Crowdsourcing, digital map creation, participatory mapping, community-led development, humanitarian response, open data and tech.
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      Crowdsourcing and Open Source, GIS/Mapping, Humanitarian Assistance and 36 moreSEE ALL
      Crowdsourcing and Open Source, GIS/Mapping, Humanitarian Assistance, Child Protection, Communication with Communities, Conflict Response, Data Collection/Needs Assessments, Data/Analytics, Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Displaced Persons & Migration Management, Economic Empowerment, Economic Growth and Trade, Education, Environment, Gender, Good Governance, HIV/AIDS, Health, Housing and Infrastructure, Human Trafficking, Humanitarian Assistance, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Land Tenure, Non-communicable Diseases, Policy and Regulation, Prevention & Vaccination, Private Sector Competitiveness, Refugees, Response Technologies, Sanitation, Social and Behavior Change, Technology, Urbanization, Waste Management, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), YouthSEE LESS
      MLC Voyager
        

      HarvestPlus (Biofortification)UPDATED JAN 2021

      HarvestPlus works to tackle hidden hunger, a lack of essential vitamins and minerals affecting 2 billion people globally, by breeding vitamins and minerals into everyday food crops using conventional breeding, a method called biofortification.
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      Agriculture, Climate Change and Resilience, Nutrition and 3 moreSEE ALL
      Agriculture, Climate Change and Resilience, Nutrition, Entrepreneurship, Gender, Public-Private PartnershipsSEE LESS
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      Uganda, Colombia, India and 11 moreSEE ALL
      Uganda, Colombia, India, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Zambia, Rwanda, Brazil, Pakistan, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Guatemala, El Salvador, Bolivia, NicaraguaSEE LESS
      TO DATE$15,462,000 Funds Raised
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Greenway CookstovesUPDATED JAN 2021

      FOCUS AREAS
      Clean Cooking, Climate Change and Resilience, Energy Efficiency
      Clean Cooking, Climate Change and Resilience, Energy EfficiencySEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Nepal, Zambia
      Nepal, ZambiaSEE LESS
      TO DATE$333,000 Funds Raised
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Gramin Health CareUPDATED JAN 2021

      Gramin Health Care is working to institutionalize inclusive healthcare for rural India through an ecosystem approach. It combines technology with brick and mortar centres to create an asset-lean model in a hub and spoke setting.
      FOCUS AREAS
      Health, Health Systems
      Health, Health SystemsSEE LESS
      MLC Voyager
        

      Gradian Health SystemsUPDATED JAN 2021

      Gradian Health Systems combines a social mission with market forces to develop appropriate anesthesia and critical care medical technology, distribute and support it locally, and bring user-centric training to providers who operate it.
      FOCUS AREAS
      Health, Health Systems, Maternal Newborn and Child Health and 1 moreSEE ALL
      Health, Health Systems, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Workforce DevelopmentSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Guinea, Guatemala, Gabon and 24 moreSEE ALL
      Guinea, Guatemala, Gabon, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Botswana, Malawi, Rwanda, Niger, Liberia, Zambia, Benin, Uganda, Tanzania, Swaziland, Laos, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Kenya, Haiti, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Burkina Faso, Ghana, NicaraguaSEE LESS
      TO DATE$800,000 Funds Raised
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Global Fund Mass LLIN Campaign in Nigeria and The GambiaUPDATED JAN 2021

      Our innovation utilized digital tracking and monitoring all the way to the individual household level, which gave us real time visibility into program operations, bringing greater accountability and precision in mass bed net distribution campaigns that took place in Nigeria, The Gambia, and most recently, Benin.
      FOCUS AREAS
      Digital Development, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Technology
      Digital Development, Infectious & Vector Diseases, TechnologySEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Gambia, The, Nigeria, Benin
      Gambia, The, Nigeria, BeninSEE LESS
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Farm Radio InternationalUPDATED JAN 2021

      ICTs for amplifying dialogue and development
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      Ghana, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso and 8 moreSEE ALL
      Ghana, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Senegal, Nigeria, Mozambique, Mali, Kenya, Uganda, TanzaniaSEE LESS
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Everyone ForeverUPDATED JAN 2021

      FOCUS AREAS
      Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
      Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)SEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Bolivia, Guatemala, Nicaragua and 6 moreSEE ALL
      Bolivia, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru, Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi, India, HondurasSEE LESS
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Dispensers for Safe WaterUPDATED JAN 2021

      A simple, cost-effective innovation providing millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa with access to safe water.
      FOCUS AREAS
      Health, Sanitation, Social and Behavior Change and 1 moreSEE ALL
      Health, Sanitation, Social and Behavior Change, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)SEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Kenya, Malawi, Uganda
      Kenya, Malawi, UgandaSEE LESS
      TO DATE$9,366,557 Funds Raised
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Digital identity platform harnessing Blockchain and AI to transform access to social and financial services for the underservedUPDATED JAN 2021

      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Serbia, Ireland, India and 6 moreSEE ALL
      Serbia, Ireland, India, Syria, Singapore, Tanzania, Indonesia, Philippines, LebanonSEE LESS
      MLC Vanguard
        

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

      Village Enterprise works to end extreme poverty in rural Africa through entrepreneurship and innovation.
      FOCUS AREAS
      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
        

      CommCare by DimagiUPDATED JAN 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.
      FOCUS AREAS
      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
        

      CLT e-PatashaleUPDATED JAN 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
      FOCUS AREAS
      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
        

      CAMFED's Virtuous Spiral for Girls' Secondary School EducationUPDATED JAN 2021

      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and 2 moreSEE ALL
      Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, GhanaSEE LESS
      MLC Vanguard
        

      CAD4TB: Artificial Intelligence software for tuberculosis detectionUPDATED JAN 2021

      CAD4TB (Computer Aided Detection for Tuberculosis) is an artificial intelligence software which analyses a digital chest X-ray image, and gives an indication if the subject on the image has active TB.
      FOCUS AREAS
      AI, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Medical Devices and 1 moreSEE ALL
      AI, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Medical Devices, HealthSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Zambia, South Africa, Papua New Guinea and 26 moreSEE ALL
      Zambia, South Africa, Papua New Guinea, Malawi, Romania, Nepal, Swaziland, Sudan, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Nigeria, Namibia, Mozambique, Liberia, India, Sierra Leone, Myanmar, Pakistan, Brazil, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Botswana, Philippines, Peru, Lesotho, Ghana, Georgia, Cameroon, Kenya, UgandaSEE LESS
      MLC Vanguard
        

      BURN Manufacturing Co.UPDATED JAN 2021

      BURN Manufacturing is the only vertically integrated modern cookstove company in Sub-Saharan Africa. The solar-powered facility currently has a capacity of 45,000 stoves per month and employs over 400 people, 60% of whom are women.
      FOCUS AREAS
      Clean Cooking, Environment, Health and 3 moreSEE ALL
      Clean Cooking, Environment, Health, Clean Cooking, Economic Growth and Trade, EnergySEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Kenya
      TO DATE$1,318,500 Funds Raised
      MLC Vanguard