Businesses

Businesses

SPRING has supported over 75 businesses in 9 countries across South Asia and East Africa in 17 sectors over the course of the past 5 years. The businesses can be filtered according to geographical location and sector.

360ed

360Ed leverages virtual reality and other technologies to transform education in Myanmar. Their “free from danger” augmented reality product makes reproductive health and safety information more under …

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Academic Bridge

Academic Bridge provides an information management platform for Rwandan schools that is used by administrators and teachers to simplify record-keeping, and by parents and students to monitor performan …

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AcceleratED

​Blending behavioral sciences, technology and classroom data, AcceleratED builds a first-of-its-kind teacher-coaching platform for the African context to promote inclusive, active learning in primary …

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ACTT

ACTT empowers educational institutions in setting up innovative ICT learning solutions.

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AFRICAQUA

AfricAqua develops sustainable decentralised safe water systems in rural areas in Kenya through a network of water shops to shorten the distance girls need to travel for clean water. Adolescent girls …

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ARIIA

Ariia has developed an online fashion platform in Pakistan to connect rural, part-time artisans, including adolescent girls, to consumers.

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Babyl

Babyl is the first-of-its-kind digital health service in Rwanda, accessible by smartphone and feature phone, that provides medical triage, nurse and doctor consultations, e-prescriptions, and electron …

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BANAPADS

BanaPads develops low-cost female hygiene products using locally available raw materials and distributes them through innovative distribution and marketing approaches in Uganda. Women and girls at the …

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Barefoot Power

Barefoot Power offers solar lighting solutions for low income populations without electricity access points in Uganda. Their ‘lanterns for girls’ programme makes solar lamps more accessible to female …

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Build Up Nepal

Build Up Nepal empowers communities and local entrepreneurs, including single mothers and elderly women, to build high-quality earthquake resilient housing using local and environmentally friendly-mat …

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Cherehani Kenya

Cherehani Kenya promotes financial inclusion through asset financing and provision of business loans to female micro-entrepreneurs.

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Daktari Africa

Daktari improves healthcare access among under-served women and girls in Kenya’s rural and urban areas by connecting users to doctors and other clinicians via a website and app.

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Doh Eain

Doh Eain creates safe, inclusive and accessible public spaces for communities through collaborative urban renewal in Yangon, Myanmar.

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DOT AND LINE

Dot & Line Centres provides a high quality, low cost solution for the $5 billion tuition market in Pakistan. It creates scalable learning environments, enabling women to gain meaningful employment …

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DRINKWELL

Drinkwell offers proprietary water purification and dispensing technology that removes arsenic and other contaminants while reducing energy costs and wasted water by more than 95%. Through a partnersh …

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EARTHENABLE

EarthEnable provides affordable earthen flooring solutions to replace dirt floors in Rwanda, at a price that is 75% cheaper than concrete equivalents. Dirt floors are breeding grounds for disease and …

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EASYPAISA

Easypaisa is Pakistan’s leading mobile banking service, with over 20 million active customers and 75,000 touch points across the country.

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EcoFuels Kenya (EFK)

Ecofuels Kenya provides organic agricultural and energy products made from croton nuts to address rural poverty. Through their Mukondori centers, girls earn money by selling croton nuts they have coll …

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Eden Ministry

Eden Ministry provides safe shelter, trauma informed care, vocational training and employment to empower trafficked girls and women in Myanmar.

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Edkasa

Edkasa uses a live virtual classroom platform and other digital solutions to make quality education more accessible to girls and youth in Pakistan.

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Ejaad Tech

Ejaad Tech helps make STEM-subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) more engaging for students in Pakistan by supplementing rote classroom learning with hands-on experiments through …

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ENGRO

Engro produces a range of fresh and processed branded dairy in Pakistan. The business will launch a subsidised, youth focused, enhanced dairy product for better child and adolescent nutrition.

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ENSIBUUKO

Ensibuuko is a mobile banking solution that allows savings and credit co-operatives to expand their reach to unbanked and under-served populations. Ugandan farmers, many of them adolescent girls and y …

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Fightback Nepal

Fightback offers mental, vocal and physical self-defence training to girls and young women to reduce and mitigate the risk of sexual violence. It also aims to change social norms by educating parents, …

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FINANCE TRUST BANK

Finance Trust Bank is a microfinance bank built by women, for women. It empowers entrepreneurs across sectors with personalised loans to help scale their businesses. Girls in Uganda need safe and easi …

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GOATS FOR WATER

UpTrade’s Goats for Water initiative is an innovative finance model that provides rural, off-grid communities in Pakistan with solar water and lighting solutions in exchange for livestock, saving girl …

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GREEN CREDIT

Green Credit is a microfinance lending institution providing finance for women and adolescent girls to launch businesses. A lack of easy access to capital cripples many girls’ startups, from roadside …

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HAUTE BASO

Haute Baso is an innovative fashion boutique servicing the global market with jewellery, bags, and apparel drawn from Rwanda’s vibrant culture and history. Haute Baso incorporates female artisans into …

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Honey Care Africa

HoneyCare Africa promotes sustainable beekeeping in Kenya via a network of smallholder farmers, increasing rural farming families’ incomes production of honey, purchased at fair market prices. Their h …

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Illuminum Greenhouses

Illuminum Greenhouses constructs affordable modern greenhouses in Kenya and installs automated drip irrigation kits for small holder farmers by using locally available materials and solar powered sens …

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iSocial

iSocial works through a network of ‘Kallyanis,’ female entrepreneurs who bring assortments of women and girl focused products to marginalised communities in Bangladesh through a door-to-door delivery …

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Jeeon

Jeeon works with pharmacies to improve the quality of health care, products and services available to young women and others in rural communities of Bangladesh. Their digital app provides skill-buildi …

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JEEVAN BIKAS SAMAJ

Jeevan Bikas Samaj (JBS) is a national-level NGO in Nepal that implements a microfinance program for poor and vulnerable people. It has achieved significant outcomes through its programme, including i …

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JIBU

Jibu provides a water purification and distribution model that entrepreneurs can implement across East Africa. Safe, affordable drinking water is a scarcity in underserved urban areas, and fetching it …

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KADAFRICA

KadAfrica is a Ugandan agricultural company that engages out-of-school girls between the ages of 14-24 in passion fruit farming. Through the ‘KadAfrica Experience’ girls complete a 6-month curriculum …

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KALPAVRIKSHA GREATER GOODS

Kalpavriksha Greater Goods (KGG) is a women led wholesale distribution network that sells solar lights and other clean technology to rural communities in Nepal.

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Kasha

Dubbed the Deliveroo for tampons and contraceptives in rural Africa, Kasha is an e-commerce platform in Rwanda that sells and delivers women’s healthcare products confidentially and discretely to wome …

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Khalti

Khalti is digital payment company that is aiming to Nepal’s payment industry from offline to online. The business also bridges the digital gender divide by turning tens of thousands of young women int …

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KHENZ

Khenz is a software company that develops pioneering e-ticketing solutions for long distance public transportation in Rwanda. Carrying cash can be dangerous for girls, and most e-ticketing solutions r …

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KIDOGO

Kidogo is a social enterprise that provides high-quality, affordable early childhood care and education to low-income families in East Africa.

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Koe Koe Tech

Koe Koe Tech is an IT company that provides women and girls with information and resources on sexual and reproductive health via a mobile app.

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Leaping Boundaries

Leaping Boundaries provides girls in Madrasas across Bangladesh with language and tech classes, soft skills and psycho-social counseling to improve their integration in society. Through their training …

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LearnOBots (formerly Robotwala)

LearnOBots (formerly Robotwala) promotes innovation in kids in the domains of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, through interactive workshops. Their new programme, RobotWala, bri …

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Maya Apa

Maya Apa provides girls and adolescent women in Bangladesh with guidance on mental health and other topics through an anonymous messaging platform that connects users to experts.

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MicroHealth Initiative

MicroHealth Initiative provides affordable health coverage to low and middle-income earners across Tanzania. Their ‘dada card’ product for girls includes not only insurance coverage, but linkages to y …

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Mode

Bobi by JumboPay provides consumers in Kenya with mobile savings, personal finance and credit solutions.

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NEXSOURCE – UHEALTH

Pakistan Uhealth has developed an innovative model for telemedicine and electronic health records (EMRs) in Pakistan that is operated by entrepreneurs and delivers its services through rural clinics a …

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NowWatt

NowWatt is a Kenya-based business that offers a clean, safe and affordable lighting alternative to kerosene lamps, used by over 1.1 billion people worldwide.

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Pan Ka Lay

Pan Ka Lay is the first organisation dedicated to menstruation health awareness and health in Myanmar through research, advocacy, education, awareness campaigns and menstrual health products – aiming …

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PayGo

PayGo is a fuel-stove company in Kenya that uses mobile money and smart meter technology to sell gas on a pay-as-you-go basis.

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Play Nepal

Play Nepal provides school-based sporting activities to boost girls’ physical and mental health.

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R&D INNOVATIVE SOLUTION

R & D is a woman-owned agribusiness company based in Nepal that has multiple business streams with a focus on strengthening female agro entrepreneurs. This includes the highest circulation agro ma …

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Resonate

Resonate uses public speaking training to build self-confidence and unlock leadership potential of women and girls in Rwanda.

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RIZQ

RIZQ uses an innovative model to tackle food insecurity and malnutrition in Pakistan. They source food and monetary donations from restaurants, hotels and private donors, and provide nutritious meals …

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ROOSTER LOGIC

Rooster Logic is a technology company which provides real time information, data collection and analytical services for businesses, institutions and organisations across Nepal through a network of Suk …

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SABAQ

Sabaq is an edtech business that aims to increase student learning outcomes and engagement among low-income students in Pakistan through high quality, digital content and online tutorials.

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SafeBoda

SafeBoda aims to modernise the informal transportation sector in Africa and to provide safe access to mobility by creating an app-based motorbike ride system with professional drivers that are trained …

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SANIVATION

Sanivation is an innovative waste collection service. The lack of sanitary toilets in homes creates health risks for girls and their families. For $7 a month, Sanivation clients receive a toilet and b …

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SARE MILLERS

Sare Millers are a one-stop shop for livestock and poultry farmers that address Kenya’s growing need for protein-rich, affordable animal feeds. In addition to its feeds, Sare Millers educates adolesce …

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SEHAT KAHANI

Sehat Kahani provides affordable and quality healthcare to adolescent girls marginalised communities in Pakistan via nurse-assisted video consultations.

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SHEKINA ENTERPRISE

Shekina Enterprise is an agro-processing company that specialises in dry goods and is a pioneer firm in the dried cassava leaves market, which are an African staple and a centerpiece for many girls’ c …

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SHREENAGAR AGRO FARM

Shreenagar, a large national agribusiness in Nepal, increases both business and nutritional impact by encouraging adolescent girls to eat more eggs so they consume more affordable high quality protein …

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SMARTPAANI

SmartPaani offers innovative water management solutions for rainwater harvesting, water filtration and wastewater treatment in order to tackle the increasing shortage of safe water in Nepal. Through t …

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SUNAULO PARIVAR NEPAL

Sunaulo Parivar Nepal provides a wide range of services to meet sexual and reproductive health needs of young people, with commercially sustainable after-school sports and technology clubs to bring gi …

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Telemed

Telemed provides reliable and affordable access to health care services and information for girls through a technology platform and a mobile app.

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The Himalayan Rabbit Farm

The Himalayan Rabbit Farm proves affordable nutrition and economic opportunities for girls and young women in Nepal through rabbit farming.

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TINY TOTOS

Tiny Totos is a social enterprise that works in informal settlements to provide affordable, high quality and safe childcare services to young mothers. Working in partnership with independent, private …

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Totohealth Kenya

Totohealth offers a free pregnancy and early childhood text-message service that helps reduce maternal and child mortality in Kenya by sending appointment reminders, surveys and announcements to paren …

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Totohealth Tanzania

Totohealth offers a free pregnancy and early childhood text-message service that helps reduce maternal and child mortality in Tanzania by sending appointment reminders, surveys and announcements to pa …

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Ubongo

Ubongo leverages the power of entertainment (television and radio) to deliver effective, localised and engaging multimedia content to families, caregivers and educators across Africa at low cost and m …

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VILLAGE ENERGY

Village Energy offers repair services and installs custom solar solutions for homes, businesses and schools in Uganda. Their non-profit entity Enlight Institute trains adolescent girls and young women …

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Women In Digital

Women in Digital provides ICT, web design and development training to adolescent girls and young women in Bangladesh and links them to job opportunities in the sector.

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WonderTree

WonderTree provides AR-based educational games to develop cognitive, physical and social skills of children with special needs in Pakistan.

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ZOYA

Zoya is a mobile app that delivers health and wellness information to adolescent girls in Pakistan via mobile phones. The App also connects adolescent girls to locate physicians and health care facili …

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