Issue Area: Basic Needs


Isokofam is a mobile app startup that allows the exchange of relevant information between farmers and marketers. This platform aims to address the shortcomings of inefficient and unreliable physical markets.

Lawali Franck Ghislain Ki

Lawali Franck Ghislain Ki is a young Mastercard foundation scholar from Burkina Faso enrolled at the American University of Beirut. Lawali is a dreamer, passionate about entrepreneurship, engineering, and community building. He strongly aspires to transform Africa and people’s lives through the junction of these passions and his studies at university. Lawali closely shadowed various …

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Kevin Ganza

Kevin Ganza is a MasterCard scholar at the American University of Beirut majoring in business with a double concentration in business information decision systems, and finance. Kevin is also a bridge2rwanda scholar class of 2018, a program that prepared tomorrow’s leaders. Kevin has been working with different non-profit organizations in combining data to make decisions …

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Holistic Life Organization

For three months, Holistic Organization plans to work with teen-mothers and children from Nyamata in the Eastern Province of Rwanda, who were unable to pursue their education, to teach intensive vocational, psychological, and social tools they need in order to be successful.


Fastmere is  a social enterprise that is using an online platform to help smallholder farmers sell their produce at more profitable prices. Fastmere also seeks to connect smallholder farmers to large scale consumers, like restaurants and hotels, while helping the consumers get fresh products at affordable prices, without having to move to crowded marketplaces.

Ndagire Moreen Maria

Ndagire Moreen Maria is a 23-year-old Ugandan currently pursuing her degree in Agricultural science and natural resource management at Earth University of Costa Rica. As the current CEO and founder of Fastmere, she has dedicated her efforts to working with rural farmers in Uganda through a committed team to help them better face the challenges …

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Ewoenam Ablo

Ewoenam is a 21-year-old final year student at the University of Ghana studying a Combined Major in Sociology and Geography. Expecting to complete school in May 2020, she looks forward to pursuing a master’s in Social Protection specifically, child and family studies. She likes to learn new things and is always ready to explore. Her …

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Emanuella Biney

Emmanuella Biney is an undergraduate at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology reading BSc. Environmental Science. With an interest in international affairs and diplomacy, she is a Sustainable Development Goals advocate, championing Goal 13, Climate Action, having participated in various United Nations SDG conferences. She served as a delegate in the Lifelink Model United …

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Susan Sena

Susan Sena Azasoo is the founder of the Save our Soles (SOS) project. She is a young lady currently a third (3rd) year undergraduate student studying Allied Health with previously acquired certificates in the German language from the University of Ghana and Story Writing from the creative Writing Academy. Susan is passionate about child health …

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Save our Soles (SOS)

This venture aims to provide handcrafted shoes to students in Agorko, Ghana with the aim of increasing students’ school attendance rates.