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At Acumen, we believe that innovations have the power to transform low-income communities around the world. From frozen treats that are sustaining post-conflict farmers to solar-powered lights replacing toxic kerosene lamps, explore the groundbreaking ideas Acumen supports designed to solve even the most difficult challenges.

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INNOVATIONS WE HELP MAKE POSSIBLE

Selva Nevada

SUPPORTING LOCAL FARMERS IN POST-CONFLICT REGIONS

Acumen investee Selva Nevada turns indigenous fruits from rural farmers in Colombia’s post-conflict regions into ice cream and other frozen treats.

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Easy Solar

SHINING A LIGHT ON AFFORDABLE, CLEAN ENERGY

Acumen investee Easy Solar makes solar lighting affordable to off-grid communities in Sierra Leone, one of the most unconnected parts of the world.

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Phool

PUTTING CEREMONIAL
FLOWERS TO WORK

Acumen Fellow-founded company Phool employs low-income women in India to upcycle ceremonial flowers from the Ganges River into incense and biodegradable packaging.

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Kheyti

USING ONE ACRE TO PRODUCE SEVEN ACRES OF CROPS

Acumen Fellows-founded company Kheyti sells affordable, modular greenhouse technology to help rural farmers in India have more predictable crop yields and more dependable incomes.

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Paga

PROVIDING FINANCIAL SERVICES TO CUSTOMERS BANKS IGNORE

Acumen Investee Paga’s mobile-money platform is providing access to financial services to unbanked communities in Nigeria.

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Promethean Power Systems

A FRESH TAKE ON RURAL DAIRY FARMING

Acumen investee Promethean’s off-grid milk chillers are reducing spoilage and increasing incomes for India’s rural dairy farmers.

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Simusolar

USING THE SUN TO POWER A LOCAL ECONOMY

Acumen investee Simusolar sells solar-powered fishing lights and irrigation pumps to help small farmers and fishermen in Tanzania increase their incomes.

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Filamu Juani

FOCUSING ON A BETTER FUTURE

Acumen Fellow founded company Filamu Juani empowers youth from Kibera, Nairobi’s largest slum, with video and photography training to tell their stories and generate income.

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Everytable

SATISFYING THE APPETITE FOR AFFORDABLE, HEALTHY MEALS

Acumen investee Everytable prepares and sells healthy, affordable meals in underserved and affluent communities in Los Angeles, priced according to the neighborhood.

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BRCK

KEEPING EDUCATION WITHIN REACH

Co-led by an Acumen Fellow, BRCK connects underserved communities in East Africa to the digital economy through their locally-designed wifi-enabled products and services.

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