"Our Enterprises are scalable and sustainable,
all with the ultimate goal of empowering girls and women."
Francis Mbewe
Founder

Kukula Solar

Climate Change is an acute contributor to poverty. The world has already experienced the impacts of climate change and the time for a change to renewable energy is now.

Kukula Solar is a social enterprise that provides people living in rural villages with clean and affordable energy. In Zambia today, electricity is simply too expensive and financially accessible by only 3% of the rural population, something that heavily affects quality of life and economic development

Mustard Seed Fund

Many of the world’s very poorest and most vulnerable are women in rural areas. Zambia is unfortunately not an exception and many of these women struggle to even meet their basic daily needs. 

Mustard Seed Fund is an innovative agricultural intervention that empowers and connects women in resource-strained, rural areas to fair priced markets.  This innovation includes a unique savings model that helps the women not fall back into the cycle of poverty and stay out of hunger 365 days a year.  

Mustard Seed Fund

Many of the world’s very poorest and most vulnerable are women in rural areas. Zambia is unfortunately not an exception and many of these women struggle to even meet their basic daily needs. 

Mustard Seed Fund is an innovative agricultural intervention that empowers and connects women in resource-strained, rural areas to fair priced markets.  This innovation includes a unique savings model that helps the women not fall back into the cycle of poverty and stay out of hunger 365 days a year.  

Kukula Microfinance

Kukula Microfinance offers women in Chipatas’ vulnerable communities access to credit to start their own business.  Many of these women are living on less than USD 2 per day, putting them and their families at risk.  Women in groups of 10 are given access to credit to engage in income generating activities such as farming, transport or weaving.

With small, daily payback and supervision, the payback rate has been high and the women have been able to work themselves out of poverty.  We believe it is not the lack of skills that makes the poor poor, but the institutions and society surrounding them.  Given access to credit, we believe these women themselves are able to break the wall of poverty.

Kukula Schools

Poverty and lack of quality education are undoubedtly strongly linked. Many children in Zambia stop going to school so they can work, or because of low quality education. This leaves them without the literacy and numeracy skills they need to further their careers.  In turn, their children are likely to be in a similar situation years later, with little income and few options but to leave school for work.

Kukula Schools are high quality education academies offered at low cost in rural areas, where quality education is rare. Our mission is to have educated 50.000 children by year 2030. 

Kukula Shoes

Can you imagine yourself walking barefoot day after day to work? In mud, pieces of glass and dust. Every day, millions of Zambian children walk to school barefoot. Many kids end up with diseases that seriously threaten their health because of this.

Kukula Shoes is a newcomer among our ventures, distributing affordable school shoes to remote villages and high-density communities.

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