2018 Winners & Runners Up

Re-Use Energy

Re-Use Energy converts widely available cattle dung into clean-burning biogas for use in cooking and lighting. 

Karatac

Karatac uses recycled paper to make environmentally sustainable jewelry, paper bags, and packaging.

Raha Reusable Pads

Raha Reusable pads sells safe and affordable cloth sanitary pads to women in schools, local markets, and slums.

Kavera Art Project

Kavera Art Project "turns waste into wealth" by training youth to create art from waste plastic.

Our work is made possible by our generous donors and individual supporters.
THE GIVE WORK CHALLENGE

Winners & Runners Up

The Give Work Challenge supports new and early stage businesses in East Africa through funding, mentorship, and community support. 
FIRST PLACE

Super Peanut

Creates products and opens up market channels for sesame & peanut farmers in Rural Uganda.

SECOND PLACE

Reafric Social

Makes upcycled footwear from waste materials such as leather, used fabrics, tires, and old jeans.  

THIRD PLACE

Seeds of Hope

Makes and sells organic honey, and trains women on sustainable ways to protecting endangered bees.

Wayden Farm

Addresses food shortages caused by flooding by employing youth in large-scale poultry farming.

RUNNER UP

City Yard

An agricultural company that promotes organic urban farming.

RUNNER UP

Cyber Mtaani

Employs community youth to run cyber cafes with affordable high-speed internet in the slums. 

RUNNER UP
FIRST PLACE

Chalonn Recyclers

Plastic Waste management and manufacturing company from Uganda.

SECOND PLACE

Savanna Pipes

Environmentally sustainable bamboo straws from Kenya.

THIRD PLACE

Pure Honey

Local beekeeping company, processing, packing, and marketing honey from Uganda.

Afro Chic Enviro  

Collection and processing of waste materials to create new products i.e night light bulb holders, vases, mason jar, ornaments, etc. 

RUNNER UP

Akkujuah Designs

Promotes African culture through art & craft making. African wears, jewelry, bags, mats etc.

RUNNER UP

Eco Friends Briquette

Produces charcoal briquettes as an alternative for firewood and charcoal using agricultural waste.

RUNNER UP

2019 Winners & Runners Up

2020 Winners

Plastic & Rubber Art Gallery

Creates upcycled products, such as vases, shoes, and jewelry, from plastic waste.

UGANDA

Gulu Solid Waste

Waste management service that recycles plastics into building materials.

UGANDA

Letasi Oils

Organic sesame oil producer that employs low income women and girls.

UGANDA

2021 Spring Winners

UR Drive

A mobile app for mechanic repair and car maintenance services.

KENYA

Selela Furniture

A business that turns bicycle scraps into useable furniture products.

KENYA

2021 Winter Edition Winners

Papyrus Art

Papyrus Art upcycles polythene bag waste to make beautiful art pieces that span across fashion and home decor.

 

Founders: 

Cinderella Layet , Nakato Hilda 

Breni Cleaners

Trains women and youth in Northern Uganda to provide professional home and office cleaning services. Ensuring that youth receive a decent income for economic growth

 

Founders: 

Brenda Lanyero, Michael Ojok 

Afri AgriMark

A geolocation transport marketplace where small and medium holder farmers in Kenya can access ready markets for their organic produce.

 

Founders

Bonface Nyalwal, Linda Kathambi

Storm Light Uganda

A sustainable energy company that makes Solar lighting available to households in rural Northern Uganda. 

 

Founders:

Oluka Robert, Oneka William, Okane Walter 

Mukuru Talent

 A female football team that creates employment by manufacturing footballs and nurtures football talent among young ladies in the slums of Mukuru Kwa Njenga 

 

Founders: 

Rose Adhiambo 

Nimaro Bakers

Nimaro is a baking project for women who lost their jobs during the height of the COVID 19 Pandemic. They make and sell a wide range of baked goods and pastries in Uganda for events, quick roadside snacking, and your lunch box snacks.

 

Founders: 

Fiona Babra Alimocan

Veeklutre

Veeklutre Restores dignity to young mothers in marginalized communities by creating fashionable diapers that are affordable, and re-usable.

 

 

Founders: 

Violet Ochieng

Zuri Packs

Zuri champions environmental conservation through reducing land pollution caused by the use of plastic carrier bags and packaging materials. Zuri collects all the waste to make beautiful paper packaging that is less harmful to the environment.

 

Founders: 

Oliver Omondi , Beatrice Njeri