KickStart International helps small farmers grow beyond barely feeding themselves to growing and selling surplus crops.
The Problem: Subsistence farmers struggle to survive
Worldwide, 70% of the poor are rural farmers relying on rain to grow subsistence crops on small plots of land.
The Solution: More water, more money
Simple, affordable manual irrigation pumps help farmers grow better crops year-round, transforming family farms into profitable small businesses.
The role of design
KickStart constantly develops, analyzes, and tests multiple designs for its MoneyMaker irrigation pumps to ensure that each model improves on the one before.
KickStarter's MoneyMaker pumps are making it rain—lifting a million people out of poverty by creating more than 200,000 successful farming businesses that double the average user's household income.
Learn More about KickStart
KickStart plans to establish an innovation hub in Kenya to develop new irrigation solutions so it can expand into 16 countries across Africa by 2021. Learn more at Kickstart International's Innovator page, or by visiting their website.
Irrigation empowers farmers to end their dependence on unreliable rainfall, grow more crops, start highly profitable businesses, secure their food needs and livelihoods, and take a major step out of poverty.