Sub-Saharan Africa

Fighting Substandard and Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals with Salesforce

In May 2013, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) established the Center for Pharmaceutical Advancement and Training (CePAT) in Accra, Ghana. Through CePAT, USP aims to improve access to quality medicines in Sub-Saharan Africa. To this end, staff conduct trainings for … Read More

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Vera Welcomes 100th Partner!

Vera has just begun work with our 100th partner organization – an exciting milestone as we prepare to celebrate our fourth birthday. This week, we were pleased to kick off a project with Tugende, an innovative Ugandan social enterprise. Tugende increases the financial … Read More

Population Services International: Revolutionizing Rural Supply-Chain Management and Health Service Delivery in Mozambique

Population Services International (PSI) is a global health organization dedicated to improving the health of people in the developing world using Social Marketing. Central to PSI’s approach is the principle that health services and products are most effective when they … Read More


Honey Care Africa: Powering Smallholder Honey Production in East Africa

More than seventy-five percent of Kenya’s population lives in rural areas, where many families rely on smallholder farming for both food and income. Honey Care Africa is a social enterprise working throughout East Africa to help smallholder households increase their … Read More

SHOFCO: Managing Community Development Programs in the Slums of Nairobi

Kibera, Nairobi’s largest slum, is home to an estimated 1 million people. Here, access to even the most basic necessities, like electricity and potable water, is a challenge. Services that so many of us take for granted such as trash … Read More

Sanergy and Captricity: Appropriate Technology for Challenging Environments

About 2.3 million people, or 60 percent of Nairobi’s population, live in slums, and most have little to no access to formal sanitation services. Stagnant rivulets of human waste that trickle past homes and alongside narrow dirt roads in the … Read More

Powering Innovation in East Africa

Over the past three years we’ve worked with some incredible organizations. In designing custom solutions we’ve given our partners an empowering tool that gives them access to their own real-time data, allowing them to register rural farmers as microfinance … Read More

myAgro: Helping Smallholder Farmers in Mali Save via SMS

myAgro is a social enterprise helping smallholder farmers in rural Mali break the cycle of poverty by aiding them to plan, save for, and purchase inputs to make their farms more profitable. myAgro staff work with farmers to set a … Read More