• Albina Ruiz de Sepulveda
    Albina Ruiz from Peru supports solid waste management that incorporates informal waste collectors in municipal management systems.
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  • Ana Luisa Arocena
    Ana Luisa Arocena from Uruguay develops new technologies for recycling hazardous materials in a responsible manner.
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  • Anders Wilhelmson
    The Swede Anders Wilhelmson developed Peepoo, a biodegradable, self-cleaning disposable toilet.
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  • Andrés Martínes Fernández
    Andrés Martínes Fernández‘s Fundación EHAS installs communication networks to connect secluded health stations with physician centers.
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  • David Kuria
    David Kuria from Kenya promotes the construction and operation of public sanitation facilities in large African cities.
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  • Gonzalo Muñoz
    With his social enterprise TriCiclos, Gonzalo Muñoz from Chile has developed Clean Collection Points, which recycle 90 percent of household waste.
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  • Greg Van Kirk
    Together with Community Enterprise Solutions, Greg Van Kirk from Guatemala helps entrepreneurs sell products such as this solar cell phone charger.
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  • Haron Wachira
    Haron Wachira from Kenya promotes the combination of production, co-ownership of farms and new supply chains.
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  • Juan Carlos Calizaya Luna
    Juan Carlos Calizaya Luna’s AGUAECOSAN Perú produces innovative sanitation products and builds wastewater treatment plants in rural areas.
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  • Dr. Moses Kizza Musaazi
    With his company T4T, Dr. Moses Kizza Musaazi from Uganda produces affordable women’s sanitary pads and hygiene products.
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  • Nelson Kariuki
    In Kenya, Nelson Kariukis Rutuba produces organic fertilizer that contains important nutrients, regenerates acid soil and achieves large yields.
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  • Nyaga Ndiga
    Nyaga Ndiga generates electricity for poorly served rural communities in Kenya with the Green Power Initiative.
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  • Sameh Seif Ghali
    Sameh Seif Ghali from Egypt founded the social enterprise TA, which installs affordable sewage systems for multiple households.
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  • Sergio Oceransky
    Sergio Oceransky’s Yansa Foundation in Mexico offers rural communities access to financial, technological, and educational resources.
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  • Tri Mumpuni
    Tri Mumpuni’s social enterprise IBEKA manufacturers and installs small hydropower plants for Indonesian communities.
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  • Dr. Adrian Mukhebi
    With his company KACE, Dr. Adrian Mukhebi improves the flow of information between farmers and markets in Kenya.
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  • Gustavo Gennuso
    Gustavo Gennuso’s company ETV produces basic technologies, such as spinning wheels and sells them to underprivileged communities.
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  • Ken Banks
    With Frontline SMS, Ken Banks brings a technological revolution – the cell phone – to rural areas.
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The Community Impact Development Group (CIDG) brings together social entrepreneurs from around the world who improve living conditions in Africa and Latin America with the help of innovative products and services. The group helps them to further develop and spread their ideas. The focus of the technological solutions follows the motto “Technology for Human Needs.”

Siemens Stiftung and Ashoka established the international network in 2010. It is based on the conviction that social entrepreneurial business models offer huge potential for positive social, ecological, and economic changes. However, financial resources and networks are necessary to implement these models effectively.

The CIDG members will become members of the „empowering people. Network“. This network will keep on offering diverse activities for its members such as workshops or trainings.