The Million Lives Club officially recognizes 44 innovations!  News

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The Million Lives Club — an initiative which celebrates innovations that are successfully scaling to improve the lives of those living on less than $5 a day — is pleased to officially recognize 44 innovations as its first MLC Members. 

The selected innovations are solving important challenges in development across a range of sectors, including health, agriculture, inclusion, democracy, education and technology. Click here to view the full list

These Million Lives Club Members are distributed among three cohorts:

  • 31 Vanguard Members - celebrating those who have directly impacted 1,000,000+ clients with their innovations.
  • 8 Voyager Members - recognizing innovations expected to impact 1,000,000+ clients within 18 months.
  • 5 Pioneer Members - highlighting innovations that have scaled to meet the needs of more than 40% of their target populations.
  • To date, Million Lives Club innovations have collectively impacted more than 260 million lives!

    Recognizing the importance of a customer-centric approach in global development, the Million Lives Club believes that highlighting social entrepreneurs that have reached transformative numbers of clients will act as a powerful platform to encourage the uptake and scaling of innovations for global good, everywhere. 

    The Million Lives Club accepts applications on a rolling basis. Innovators and social entrepreneurs are strongly encouraged to apply at millionlivesclub.org/apply.   


    About the Million Lives Club

    The Million Lives Club seeks to nurture innovation ecosystems by recognizing innovators and social entrepreneurs whose innovations are successfully scaling and improving the lives of those living on less than $5 a day. The Million Lives Club is an initiative inspired by members of the International Development Innovation Alliance and supported by a growing partnership of leading development organizations.