2012 ESI Winner

KickStart

KickStart’s mission is to lift millions of people in Africa out of poverty, quickly, cost-effectively and sustainably. KickStart succeeds by designing, promoting and mass-marketing simple money-making tools that small-holder farmers buy and use to start highly profitable family enterprises. These new businesses create a sustainable solution to the rural poor’s most important need —a way to make more money—and enable the farmers to lift their families out of poverty.

Martin Fisher, co-founder & CEO of KickStart International, gave the ESI Lecture and accepted the award on behalf of KickStart.