Africa Development Promise
Frugal Innovation Hub
Africa Development Promise, believes that collective action and enterprise are proven pathways for empowering rural women achieve their economic goals. With programs in Rwanda and Uganda, we begin with agriculture because it is a way of life in Eastern Africa, and over 70 percent of the rural women rely on subsistence farming for food security and employment. Africa Development Promise moves women from food for subsistence to food for business using the cooperative model of enterprise. We deliver programs that strengthen cooperative management, governance, efficiency and sustainability, while also building strong technical skills. We also provide much needed farm infrastructure support such as greenhouses, irrigation systems and tools that relieve drudgery, improve efficiency, and productivity. Through the cooperatives women not only build their business know-how and technical capacity, but they also earn a sustainable income and build their savings through cooperative savings and loans associations.
The Frugal Innovation Hub's (FIH) mission is to engage students and faculty in technological and humanitarian projects through partnerships and programs. The FIH acts as a liaison between engineering students, faculty members and organizations (our clients) to solve together humanitarian problems. We also act as a facilitator between the students and their clients to ensure the consolidating of projects and the appropriate technology for the deliverables.
Today, two billion people around the world do not have access to banking. Humaniq aims to increase financial inclusion worldwide by providing new financial services to the unbanked based on Blockchain technology and biometric identification systems. With this new mobile digital economy, we will help people who are excluded from the financial system break free from poverty and improve their lives, and emerging economies shift into the cryptoeconomy.