SunCulture's Samir Ibrahim believes that profit generation should be coupled with environmental and social value creation. Food security is just one of their goals—they also want to provide the structure for both business and personal success through tools, good service, and access to financing.
SunCulture's Samir Ibrahim recently visited the Finding Impact Podcast. He discussed the importance of sticking to your guiding principles while developing your idea into a business, and touched on several key questions that will help new innovators clarify their mission and plan for success.
SunCulture's Samir Ibrahim on innovating in Nairobi, Kenya, the “Silicon Savannah” with a thriving startup culture: "With patience, businesses in these markets have an opportunity not only to make money, but also to do so while creating social and environmental value at a very large scale.”
By working alongside farmers, and collaborating with established distribution partners who understand the market and the government, SunCulture has secured their footing in Kenya. Their success there has fueled plans to expand to other countries and regions over the next few years.
SunCulture's focus is on getting smallholder farmers onto the first rung of the "productivity ladder". They do this by providing the tools needed to easily move water. Why? Because this simple step has the greatest impact on the most number of people’s productivity.
SunCulture recently introduced its new solar water pump system which it hopes will transform agricultural output in water-scarce regions. The pump is both low-maintenance and highly efficient, enabling farmers to grow high-value fruits and vegetables while dramatically boosting profitability.
The SunCulture Facebook Group was founded by a farmer named Hannah Muricho, so that she could share information and learn from other users. Facebook recently invited her to participate in a gathering of group leaders from some of Kenya’s largest and most diverse Facebook Group communities.
Big news from SunCulture! Their internet-connected solar water pump system is available for purchase. It's poised to help smallholder farmers in Africa, Asia and Latin America improve agricultural productivity by providing a low-cost solution to unreliable rainfall and lack of access to electricity.
Africa’s technology firm, SunCulture, recently launched a solar-powered water pump in Kenya designed to offer smallholder farmers low cost solution to unreliable rainfall and lack of access to grid electricity.
SunCulture's RainMaker solar irrigation pump uses energy from a portable, 120-watt solar panel and battery bank to pump enough water to irrigate a one-acre farm, support livestock, and provide for household water needs like drinking, cooking and cleaning.
Congratulations to SunCulture on being selected to participate in this year's Solution Summit! This event puts individuals and teams who are developing solutions that address the SDGs in front of industry leaders, policymakers and investors who can provide access to the resources they need to grow.