Irrigation tools to build profitable, climate-resilient businesses

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KickStart's mission

KickStart develops and mass produces high-quality irrigation tools for farmers in Africa. Their farmer-centric “MoneyMaker” branded irrigation pumps have helped farmers create $190 million in new farm profits and wages, bringing 1.4 million people out of poverty.

A portfolio grantee since the Autodesk Foundation's inception year, KickStart has collaborated with various Autodesk teams and has tapped into our wide-range of in-kind offerings to reach its organizational goals. Their most recent engagements were with a pro bono consulting team to improve donor-facing marketing materials and develop faster prototyping and batch production methods.

KickStart in action

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Design & Manufacturing Excellence Award

KickStart is the winner of the 2019 Autodesk Design & Manufacturing Excellence Award for the “Making a Better World” category at Autodesk University.

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Supporting entrepreneurs in Africa

Learn how KickStart, a nonprofit selling self-powered pumps to farmers in Africa, has helped lift more than 1 million people out of poverty.

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