Donor: KickStart International
Application procedure: Letter of Inquiry
Donor base: Kenya
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Loans, Other
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Economic Development
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Food Security
  • Water & Sanitation

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe


1) Objective

KickStart International is a non-profit social enterprise with a mission to lift millions of people out of poverty quickly, cost-effectively and sustainablyKickStart’s mission is to lift millions of people in Africa out of poverty, quickly, cost-effectively and sustainably by enabling them to make more money. To this end, KickStart designs and promotes very low-cost, high quality irrigation pumps, enabling poor farmers to significantly increase yields, incomes and provide a real path out of poverty. Their model is to mass-produce the tools for large-scale distribution, optimise a private sector supply chain and monitor the impact in order to constantly improve the development of new technologies. To ensure that all farmers can afford access, KickStart has developed two farmer friendly financing options.

2) Eligibility

Non-profit organisation and social business organisations as well as farmer groups are eligible to apply.

3) Location

With Kenya being the home to KickStart’s Innovation Hub, KickStart also operates in Burkina Faso, Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

4) Budget

Budget sizes depends on the type of request but tends to be rather small.

5) Application

Interested organisations/groups of farmers are advised to get in touch with the regional KickStart offices in either Kenya, Ghana or Zambia.

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