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Acumen has invested $500,000 in Kiip — a simple and secure vital document management & storage platform to reduce the administrative burdens faced by vulnerable and disadvantaged communities in the U.S. The Challenge: Administrative Burdens Create Tremendous Barriers for Low-Income Communities Accessing, retaining, renewing, and sharing...
The Challenge: Food Loss Due to Lack of Cold Storage Efficiency for Access estimates that up to 30% of post-harvest food losses could be saved through cold storage solutions. Many micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria and across most of sub-Saharan Africa that...
This is the story of LabourNet, which had the courage to pivot when the pandemic struck and the needs of their community were forever changed. Gayathri Vasudevan, LabourNet’s co-founder, was able to see beyond what is, and imagine what could be.
We need more pay-as-you-go (PAYGo) solar, not less, to bring modern energy to the poorest communities within the next decade. But when companies grow PAYGo loan portfolios too quickly, without establishing cultures of managing risk and internal controls to protect consumers, they can harm the...
Acumen has invested in Akili Network – Kenya and East Africa’s first and only dedicated free-to-air children’s learning TV channel. Akili Network broadcasts a wide range of edutainment content that supports the development and growth of children. The Challenge: An Unmet Demand for Children’s Content...