Promoting socially and environmentally sustainable social enterprise

Grantees and Partners

Penda Health
Penda Health was recently approved for EfD support to develop an ‘impact-led’ electronic medical records (EMR) system to facilitate improved patient reporting, staff workflow and improve the quality of patient care and patient safety.

Penda Health is a for-profit social enterprise that operates multiple health facilities that provide high-quality comprehensive primary healthcare services for poor and hard to reach populations in Kenya.

One Family Health
One Family Health (OFH) was recently approved for EfD support.

OFH establishes primary healthcare clinics in areas of need in the developing world, bringing essential medicines and healthcare services to the most vulnerable and underprivileged. Clinics are established using micro-enterprise and franchise business principles to create opportunities for trained qualified nurses to own and operate their primary healthcare clinics under a franchise model, improving their economic status and access to other opportunities. OFH supports franchisees by supporting access to financing, enhancing their business acumen and furthering their capacity to organise and manage their business. Franchisees are trained to manage their finances and personnel, medicine stocks, patient health records and interactions with health authorities.

EfD is providing technical support for the expansion of the OFH model within Rwanda and sub-Saharan Africa more generally.

Jacaranda Health
Jacaranda Health was selected as the winner of the EfD competition to support a sustainable and scalable social enterprise model for the provision of healthcare services for women and newborn children in sub-Saharan Africa.

Jacaranda’s maternity hospitals offer East Africa’s first truly low cost, high quality, and scalable model for the delivery of maternal and child health services for low-income women.

EfD is supporting Jacaranda to become a regional hub for quality improvement in maternal and newborn health through the creation of a set of papers, light-weight tools and checklists that distill key lessons from Jacaranda’s model, which can be used in the expansion and dissemination of the model (either for knowledge sharing and technical assistance, or through management partnerships with other private sector players) with the intention to serve the public good by spreading Jacaranda’s expertise for the improvement in quality of maternal healthcare for women in Africa.

techfortrade was selected as a grantee through the Agriculture Thematic Funding Window, for the expansion of the Open Book Trading initiative, an online trading service for agricultural produce.

Open Book Trading offers agricultural traders and brokers a new way to conduct business, by providing transparency and accountability to the agricultural trading process.

For farmers, the service offers a safe and secure alternative to selling at the farm gate and provides complete transparency and a real understanding of the cost of doing business with larger buyers because all of the costs incurred in getting produce to the buyer are recorded and clear.

EfD is providing financial and technical support for the continued expansion of Open Book Trading over the next two years.

TIST (The International Small Group and Tree Planting Programme) engages small groups of subsistence farmers in improving their farms including the planting and maintenance of trees. The carbon captured in these trees is quantified and certified greenhouse gas credits are sold through the global carbon market, with the farmers receiving 70% of the profits. The model offers a sustainable and scalable model to improve the livelihoods of subsistence farmers, while improving biodiversity and reversing the effects of deforestation.

EfD is providing technical support for the expansion of the TIST model within sub-Saharan Africa over the next five years.

More information on TIST and the proposed expansion can be accessed here.

Interested parties are welcome to contact EfD.