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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      Search for Common Ground: Media for Social ChangeUPDATED MAY 2021

      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, Communications and Media, Conflict Response, Elections, Gender-based Violence, Political Process, Positive Youth Development, Rule of Law and Human Rights, Social and Behavior Change, Youth Engagement and ContributionSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      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
      MLC Vanguard
        

      High-volume cataract surgery & training model as the cornerstone to strengthening national systems of eye careUPDATED MAY 2021

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      Non-communicable Diseases, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Vision and 1 moreSEE ALL
      Non-communicable Diseases, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Vision, Health SystemsSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Ethiopia, India, Nepal and 3 moreSEE ALL
      Ethiopia, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Ghana, South SudanSEE LESS
      MLC Voyager
        

      Last Mile HealthUPDATED MAY 2021

      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, Crowdsourcing and Open Source, Digital Development, HIV/AIDS, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Non-communicable Diseases, Nutrition, Prevention & Vaccination, Sexual and Reproductive HealthSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda and 1 moreSEE ALL
      Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda, LiberiaSEE LESS
      TO DATE$1,000,000 Funds Raised
      MLC Voyager
        

      Proximity DesignsUPDATED MAY 2021

      Small farms. Big ideas.
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      Human Centered Design, Livestock & Agriculture, Social & Micro Finance
      Human Centered Design, Livestock & Agriculture, Social & Micro FinanceSEE LESS
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Sure ChillUPDATED MAY 2021

      A game-changing cooling technology enabling previously imagined access to the benefits of refrigeration
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      Energy, Prevention & Vaccination, Technology
      Energy, Prevention & Vaccination, TechnologySEE LESS
      MLC Vanguard
        

      MobileformsUPDATED MAY 2021

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      Social & Micro Finance
      Social & Micro FinanceSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Nigeria
      NigeriaSEE LESS
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Precision Agriculture for DevelopmentUPDATED MAY 2021

      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, Digital Development, Environment, Human Centered Design, ResilienceSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      India, Kenya, Pakistan and 5 moreSEE ALL
      India, Kenya, Pakistan, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Uganda, ZambiaSEE LESS
      MLC Vanguard
        

      RestoringVisionUPDATED MAY 2021

      Providing the gift of sight to people living in the most remote and impoverished communities around the world.
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      Ageing, Economic Growth and Trade, Vision and 1 moreSEE ALL
      Ageing, Economic Growth and Trade, Vision, Humanitarian AssistanceSEE LESS
      MLC Vanguard
        

      AtmaGoUPDATED MAY 2021

      Building a movement to empower communities from the ground up - Neighbors helping Neighbors.
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      Citizen Participation, Climate Change and Resilience, Health and 3 moreSEE ALL
      Citizen Participation, Climate Change and Resilience, Health, Communication with Communities, Gender Equity, Good GovernanceSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Indonesia, United States
      Indonesia, United StatesSEE LESS
      TO DATE$2,570,000 Funds Raised
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Ubongo: Edutainment Made in Africa, for AfricaUPDATED MAY 2021

      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, Basic Education, Education, Social and Behavior ChangeSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya and 5 moreSEE ALL
      Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Nigeria, Malawi, ZambiaSEE LESS
      TO DATE$3,197,094 Funds Raised
      MLC Vanguard
        

      DRIP - Drought Resilience Impact Platform: Satellite-connected sensors for improved drought resilienceUPDATED MAY 2021

      The Drought Resilience Impact Platform is designed to ensure that even when rains fail, water is still available and drought emergencies no longer affect the Horn of Africa.
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      Agriculture Water Management, Water Management, Water Supply/Quality
      Agriculture Water Management, Water Management, Water Supply/QualitySEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia and 2 moreSEE ALL
      Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia, United States, Sierra LeoneSEE LESS
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Equalize HealthUPDATED MAY 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
        

      Educate!UPDATED MAY 2021

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

      SunBell multifunctional solar lantern and mobile chargerUPDATED MAY 2021

      SunBell is a smart solar lamp with mobile charging capabilities. More than 2.4 million SunBells have been distributed worldwide since 2014.
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      Environment, Public-Private Partnerships, Solar and 1 moreSEE ALL
      Environment, Public-Private Partnerships, Solar, LightingSEE LESS
      MLC Vanguard
        

      Simprints: transforming the way the world fights povertyUPDATED MAY 2021

      Simprints builds technology to radically increase transparency and effectiveness in global development, making sure that every vaccine, every dollar, every public good reaches the people who need them most.
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      Health, Prevention & Vaccination, Technology and 9 moreSEE ALL
      Health, Prevention & Vaccination, Technology, All Sectors, Digital Development, Digital Finance, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Gender-based Violence, Health, Human Centered Design, Public-Private Partnerships, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)SEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal and 3 moreSEE ALL
      Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal, Uganda, Zambia, TanzaniaSEE LESS
      TO DATE$1,498,000 Funds Raised
      MLC Voyager
        

      M-KOPA SolarUPDATED MAY 2021

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

      MomConnectUPDATED MAY 2021

      MomConnect uses mobile technologies to provide health information to pregnant women and new mothers via SMS and WhatsApp. It also enables women to reach out with questions, and establishes a feedback loop to improve healthcare services
      FOCUS AREAS
      Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Health Systems, Nutrition and 3 moreSEE ALL
      Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Health Systems, Nutrition, Parent & Family Engagement, Prevention & Vaccination, Primary CareSEE LESS
      IMPLEMENTED IN
      South Africa
      South AfricaSEE LESS
      TO DATE$824,543 Funds Raised
      MLC Vanguard
        

      NewGlobeUPDATED MAY 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
        

      VillageReachUPDATED APR 2021

      VillageReach transforms health care delivery to reach everyone.
      FOCUS AREAS
      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.
      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
        

      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
      FOCUS AREAS
      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
      FOCUS AREAS
      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