Below is a list of some of the companies we have worked with over the years that are still in business as for-profit social enterprises. This diverse lists reflects companies with a wide range of social and environmental missions, all at different stages, and around the world. We are proud that we’ve been able to support so many incredible mission driven social enterprises. Read what they had to say about working with us.

Companies that have merged, been bought, become non-profits, or are no longer in business are not listed. Please contact us if you’d like to share an update about any of the companies below.

Company Primary Category MCN Cohort Year Country(s) Description
Speak Shop Education 2006 USA Speak Shop is the first company to offer an online marketplace where customers access a network of independent Spanish tutors in Guatemala and take private, face-to-face lessons through video conferencing.
Stony Creek Colors Apparel 2006 USA Stony Creek Colors provides artisan textile dyes for the home dyer and dyed goods.
Planting Empowerment Agriculture 2007 Panama Planting Empowerment sustainable forestry plantations are established on previously deforested land that belongs to local Panamanians. They provide a lease payment to these partners that exceeds their opportunity cost from the land, along with profit sharing and educational opportunities.
Atayne Apparel 2008 USA Atayne makes high performing outdoor and athletic apparel that is safe for people and the planet. They aim to inspire positive environmental and social change through the power of active lifestyles.
Ghonsla Housing 2008 Pakistan Ghonsla is a sustainable insulation technology company based in Lahore, Pakistan. They use recycled materials to produce highly effective, low-cost insulation.
Greenleaf Integrative Strategies Health 2008 USA Greenleaf Integrative Strategies provides training and support services to enhance wellness and resiliency of professionals working in high-pressure and/or trauma-related situations.
Husk Power Systems Energy 2008 India Husk Power Systems (HPS) generates clean, safe and efficient electricity at affordable rates in some of India’s most remote communities.
Jitasa Entrepreneurship 2008 USA Jitsa provides finance, accounting and bookkeeping services for non-profits to lower their administrative costs. This helps non-profits to focus more time on programs and less time on day-to-day financial management and make better financial decisions with more accurate and timely financial data.
New Trintionink Agriculture 2008 Germany New Trintionink makes edible weeds, the most frugal choice of fresh produce, accessible to the general public.
World Leadership School Education 2008 USA World Leadership School empowers young leaders to find new and innovative approaches to the world’s pressing problems.
Ecowell Environment 2009 USA This firm reduces plastic water bottle waste by designing and managing eco-friendly purified water dispensers.
LabourNet Employment 2009 India LabourNet is an effort to provide a one-stop platform for unorganized sector workers to avail services which are currently available and accessible by formal sector workers. Entrepreneurship 2009 USA connects you to a network of local and global Eco Experts who are passionate about sustainability for home, office and our shared communities
MoveInSync Environment 2009 India MoveInSync is a mobile based service that facilitates utilization of excess seating capacity in private vehicles by connecting people in real time.
PharmaSecure Health 2009 India PharmaSecure engages consumers in a low cost, two way communication about their drug utilization and related behaviors. PharmaSecure addresses five challenges in pharmaceutical delivery: Counterfeit drugs, adherence and persistence, consumer–level behavior intelligence, real-time multi-level distribution intelligence, and healthcare access.
PowerMundo 2009 Energy 2009 Peru PowerMundo builds and manages a network of customers, retailers, and suppliers to design, develop, and disseminate a suite of appropriate technology products for people in emerging markets. PowerMundo first listens to the needs of people and then displays a suite of products that may fit their needs.
Soupergirl Food 2009 USA Soupergirl serves fresh, homemade soup made with ingredients from small local farms that practice sustainable farming methods. They offer homemade soup for delivery or pickup and operate a storefront location in DC.
Sproxil Health 2009 Ghana
Sproxil provides brand protection in emerging markets by leveraging mobile phones and scratch-off labels. Their Mobile Product Authentication (MPA) solution offers a comprehensive anti-counterfeiting strategy for cash-based societies, one that enables consumers to text message an item-unique code for a rapid response that confirms a brand’s genuineness.
Verden Interior Design Studio, LLC Housing 2009 USA Verden Interior Design Studio is a full service Interior Design and Consultant firm located in Philadelphia, PA. They utilize green and sustainable products on all of their interior design projects.
AYZH Health 2010 India
AYZH connects rural womans’ health and livelihood with products designed to meet their needs. AYZH sets up supply chains for local manufacturing to keep costs low and boost economic opportunity.
BoPEEI Energy 2010 India Bottom of Pyramid Energy and Environmental Innovations is a Social Venture that develops renewable energy and other technologies for the rural India. BOPEEI Team has developed an electricity generator that generates electricity with just 10-12 minutes of easy pedaling by any user.
Carbon Concierge Environment 2010 USA Carbon Concierge works with companies across the US and Canada to provide tools and resources to business leaders looking to reduce their carbon impact and enhance their corporate citizenship.
Cleantech Poland Environment 2010 Poland Cleantech Poland is an online information service targeting institutional, government and business stakeholders in the environmental technologies sector.
Eco Ola Food 2010 Peru Eco Ola’s mission is to join ecological farming and social justice in order to deliver nutritionally superior and delectable foods to the world market.
Efficiency Exchange Energy 2010 China We work with factories overseas to reduce energy consumption, costs, and emissions.
EGG-energy Energy 2010 Tanzania EGG-Energy is dedicated to helping low-income consumers in Sub-Saharan Africa gain access to clean, affordable energy, using a unique strategy based around portable rechargeable activities. Each charged battery is sufficient to power lights and radio in a typical household for three days, and is recycled via existing recycling services at the end of its useful life.
I-Dev Entrepreneurship 2010 Worldwide I-DEV designs and builds economically-viable, market-based businesses and industries at the base of the pyramid. They do this by aligning the interests of corporations and local communities to create bottom line value for both.
Local Orbit Agriculture 2010 USA Local Orbit custom online marketplaces and back-office infrastructure for businesses and people working to increase local food distribution.
Nuru Energy Energy 2010 Rwanda Nuru Energy has developed a one-of-a-kind robust and simple-to-use off-grid recharging platform, the Nuru POWERCycle™ pedal generator. This provides reliable clean, sustainable power anytime, anywhere and is hundreds of times more efficient than current solar-based solutions at a fraction of the cost.
One Degree Solar Energy 2010 Kenya One Degree Solar systems power bright lights, mobile phones, radios, fans, and a variety of other devices.
PearTree Preschool Education 2010 USA Pear Tree Preschool uses the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood learning and offer an environmentally-friendly and healthy learning center for 75 Harlem nursery and preschool children from ages 6 months to 5 years old.
Prosperity Candle Employment 2010 USA Prosperity Candle empowers women to rebuild their lives through candle making. They partner with women entrepreneurs in places of conflict to build viable enterprises with access to local, regional and global markets. Their mission is to promote stability by supporting women who have survived war and seek to not only support their families, but to prevail and prosper.
PublicStuff Environment 2010 USA PublicStuff has created a comprehensive backend CRM system that allows municipalities, facilities and universities to receive service requests from their residents and customers in real time.
Tangerine Power FinTech 2010 USA Tangerine Power develops community solar energy systems where everyone can participate. Customers purchase a Sunslice from the Tangerine Power Grove they choose and are paid for the energy generated from a single solar panel.
TeachBar Education 2010 USA TeachBar offers accessible education programs to Berkeley, Castro Valley, Oakland, Hayward, San Leandro, and San Lorenzo students and communities. TeachBar’s affordable prices make its tutoring, test prep, and skill classes advantageous and appealing to its customers.
The Faire Collection Apparel 2010 Ecuador Andean Collection was founded to bring sustainable change to impoverished communities in South America. They are a fashion forward jewelry company that specializes in fair trade and eco-friendly designs, made out of natural materials that have been sustainably harvested from the rain forests of South America.
Village Ecosystems Water 2010 USA Village Ecosystems specializes in creating service ecosystems that save water, reduce energy use, and create natural habitat.
Atelier des Mille Collines ltd. Apparel 2011 Kenya Atelier des Mille Collines carries the design, production and distribution of high quality clothing and accessories under a brand with a strong identity.
Bioceptive Health 2011 USA Bioceptive is a women’s health company developing innovative medical devices for a variety of gynecological procedures.
Community Ladders Education 2011 USA Community Ladders provides affordable, one-on-one, financial planning and advisory services for every stage of life. They are a social business devoted to consumer protection, group bargaining power, and upward mobility.
CSRHUB Entrepreneurship 2011 USA CSRHUB is a web-based service that provides corporate social responsibility and sustainability ratings to corporations and non-governmental organizations. Their ratings reflect environmental, employee, community and governance performance information from more than 150 sources on around 5,000 of the world’s largest publicly-traded companies.
EcoPost Environment 2011 Kenya EcoPost utilizes waste plastic as a resource to manufacture aesthetic, durable and environmentally friendly fencing posts.
GCE Lab School Education 2011 USA Global Citizenship Experience Chicago is a high school where students, faculty, and friends build a learning environment that extends into the city as classroom. Through GCE’s integrated curriculum design, students explore an array of courses, guest experts, field experiences, and they produce and curate digital portfolios representing an autobiography of learning.
Goods that Matter Crafts 2011 USA MATTER L3C is an industrial design and consulting studio that partners with community organizations, NGOs and entities working for the public good to develop meaningful strategic projects and products to support and promote social needs initiatives.
Indonesia Organic Agriculture 2011 Indonesia Indonesia Organic is a website marketing solution that provides 24/7/365 local and international access to products, farmers, training, and information, and promotes the expansion of the organic industry in Indonesia.
Kopo Kopo FinTech 2011 Kenya Kopo Kopo offers a software-as-a-service web platform that enables enterprise users (i.e. microfinance institutions) to easily leverage mobile money systems by allowing them to register with a pre-integrated solution and avoid cost-prohibitive one-off integrations.
Maternova Health 2011 “Haiti
Maternova is a web-based global marketplace tracking and selling goods/services saving the lives of mothers and newborns. They make it easy for doctors, nurses and midwives to track innovation and to buy technologies and kits to use overseas.
Mathalicious Education 2011 USA Mathalicious is rewriting the middle and high school math curriculum around real world topics that students care about. By providing lessons directly to individual teachers, Mathalicious is also helping to change the way educational content is delivered.
Mera Gao MGP Energy 2011 India Mera Gao Micro Grid Power (MGP) builds and operates lighting utilities in off grid villages in India, using solar to provide superior lighting and mobile phone charging services for a lower cost than available alternatives.
ONergy Energy 2011 India ONergy is a leading renewable energy enterprise providing decentralized energy solutions to rural households. They provide reliable and affordable clean energy products across lighting, cooking and electrification.
PeopleTowels Crafts 2011 USA PeopleTowels are reusable personal hand towels made of a patent-pending fabric that is 100% certified organic Fair Trade cotton.
Pitaya Plus Food 2011 Nicaragua Pitaya Plus seeks to increase the consumption of the healthy pitaya fruit in the U.S. in order to help create jobs in marginalized communities in Nicaragua. They are committed to renewable energy and operate out of one of the only solar-powered factories in Central America.
Rework Employment 2011 USA ReWork matches mission-driven talent to the world’s most socially innovative organizations.
Runa Food 2011 “Ecuador
Runa produces and markets beverages made from the naturally caffeinated leaves of the Amazonian guayusa (why-you-suh) tree. Runa offers a highly attractive and differentiated line of organic and fairly traded tea and ready-to-drink beverage products to eco-friendly and health-conscious consumers.
Sanergy Health 2011 Kenya Sanergy is (i) building a network of low-cost sanitation centers in slums, (ii) distributing them through franchising to local entrepreneurs, (iii) collecting the waste produced, and (iv) processing it into electricity and fertilizer.
Shellcatch Agriculture 2011 Chile Shellcatch uses mobile technology to effectively address fish fraud, seafood sustainability claims and bring consumer confidence back into the market. They were the first to develop an easy to use, low cost IT solution for artisanal fishery fleets.
Shifting Patterns Consulting Education 2011 USA Shifting Patterns Consulting is a socially responsible consulting firm that helps social enterprises access funding and strengthen their people and organizational capabilities.
SLOWCOLOR Apparel 2011 India SLOWCOLOR is a sustainable lifestyle brand that delights conscious consumers with all natural dyed casually elegant clothing, fairly traded with its global social enterprise partners. Their first partner is a cooperative of handloom weavers in India.
Tala FinTech 2011 Kenya
Tala is a mobile technology and data science company that is flipping the traditional credit scoring model by putting power into the hands of newly empowered consumers in emerging markets. Through its mobile app and unique channel, Tala gathers an average of 10,000 discrete data points per user to provide personalized offers and deliver real-time credit.
Wello Water Water 2011 India Wello empowers individuals to use the WaterWheel as an income-generating tool to lift their families out of poverty. The WaterWheel is an innovative water transportation tool designed to alleviate the problems associated with lack of easy access to water.
WeSpire Environment 2011 USA WeSpire develops persuasive technology – combining dynamic content, social levers, and gamification to capture people’s imagination and produce meaningful results.
Affirm Global Development Employment 2012 USA Affirm Global Development is a social business bringing sustainable jobs and innovative technology into developing markets. AGD uses socially beneficial products and distributes them through its powerful, global network of partners providing economic, social, environmental, and character profits to the people living in developing countries throughout the world.
ANTHURIUM Health 2012 USA Anthurium collaborates with customers to solve large-scale problems of 21st century “People and Work.” Our breakthrough technology supports a flexible, personalized and cost-efficient platform particularly relevant in today’s changing work and healthcare environments.
Back to the Roots Food 2012 USA Back to the Roots is working towards re-defining the “future of food” – one that is all about the “undoing of food” back to its simplest ingredients and least processed versions.
BALANCE Edutainment Education 2012 USA BALANCE Edutainment develops educational entertainment products for youth and families that raise awareness of critical social and environmental issues, and engages people who want to work together for positive change. Their flagship brand Pacha’s Pajamas helps young people to learn about their relationships with other species and ecosystems.
Culture Fuels Energy 2012 USA Culture BioSystems (formerly known as Culture Fuels) is a technology developer with an advanced cultivation platform which enables large-scale production of algae to be used in producing biofuels, aviation fuels, feed, protein and nutraceuticals.
Day One Response Water 2012 USA DayOne Response develops and supplies innovative solutions for disaster relief. One solution is the DayOne Waterbag, which is a lightweight reusable personal water treatment device that provides all the essential functions for water purification.
Desta Agriculture 2012 India Desta has a technology platform and a network of village managers to make available income generating and cost saving products and services in remote rural areas of India. With a strong focus on Agriculture, Education and Health, Desta aims to contribute significantly to rural prosperity.
EcoZoom Energy 2012 Kenya EcoZoom makes clean, highly efficient, and durable cook stoves accessible and affordable in developing countries.
Farmland LP Agriculture 2012 USA Farmland LP, a private equity fund, acquires conventional farmland and converts it into certified organic, sustainable farmland. Investors are provided with the security of owning farmland while benefiting from the value added by converting to organic farmland.
Green Product Placement Entrepreneurship 2012 USA Green Product Placement is committed to using the marketing platform of media product placement to promote products with a green, ethical, social enterprising and local entrepreneurial agenda.
GridPlex Networks Energy 2012 USA GridPlex is leading the global Green revolution with innovative, patented energy and conservation products and services that increase electric system efficiency and reliability, can save billions for utilities and consumers, and will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
LaborVoices Employment 2012 Worldwide LaborVoices, using its Symphony platform, provides global brands and their supply chains with an on-demand early warning system based on direct worker feedback, by repeatedly polling workers through their mobile phones.
Lepodee Food 2012 Ghana
Lepodee is a new juice brand representing Africa by producing fresh, all natural juices using tasty fruits grown by smallholder farmers across the continent, with operations in Lesotho, Southern Africa and Ghana.
LuminAID Lab Energy 2012 USA LuminAID Lab develops cost effective, solar-rechargeable lighting products in order to make light more affordable, more portable, and more sustainable for all users. The LuminAID light – the company’s first product – is an inflatable, lightweight, waterproof solar lantern that can be packed and shipped flat and is ideal for use in emergency and disaster situations.
Malô Agriculture 2012 Mali Malô creates and sells affordable, culturally appropriate rice-based products that enhance the health of mothers, children, and the planet. They educate, support, and decrease the risk profile of smallholder farmers so that they can minimize harvest and post-harvest losses, grow superior quality rice, and obtain more favorable credit terms from financial institutions.
Mozambikes Environment 2012 Mozambique Mozambikes is the first provider seeking to build a bicycle industry and make bicycles a commodity in Mozambique. The unique advantage of Mozambikes lies in their model of bicycle sales to provide bicycles of higher quality and lower prices to all provinces in Mozambique.
Prana Sustainable Water Water 2012 Switzerland Ethical Water Exchange is a tool designed by Prana Sustainable Water to bridge the mismatch between the lack of wastewater treatment and demands for recycled water to solve simultaneously the water/ heath/ food/ energy/ ecosystems /jobs challenges and restore water as a common and vital good.
Pulp Works Environment 2012 USA PulpWorks offers compostable products, molded from 100% post-consumer waste paper. Our environmentally thoughtful protective packaging is fashioned from the very same raw material that’s been used for decades to create egg cartons. Said another way, we turn garbage into safe, planet-friendly products.
Schaduf Urban Micro Farms Agriculture 2012 Egypt Schaduf develops innovative urban farming systems. They strive to create financially sustainable businesses for their customers, while tackling Egypt and other arid regions’ agricultural land and water scarcity problems.
SOAK Health 2012 USA SOAK, an urban bathhouse in San Francisco, is built inside of repurposed shipping containers, employing eco-architecture principles. We’re rethinking uses for public space while retooling the image of the bathhouse to be socially inspired and hip. Our mission is to restore San Francisco’s historic bathing culture with a minimal environmental footprint.
StartSomeGood Entrepreneurship 2012 Worldwide StartSomeGood allows social entrepreneurs to ask for small amounts of money from supporters around the world, and gives them the tools to update their supporters, provide unique rewards in exchange for support and run multiple campaigns over time.
Takamoto Biogas Energy 2012 Kenya Takamotobiogas builds biogas systems and supplies biogas appliances to rural farmers in Kenya with the objective of creating energy security, improving the quality of life and protecting the earth’s natural resources.
TerViva BioEnergy Agriculture 2012 USA TerViva BioEnergy grows trees that produce seeds that have lots of oil. That non-edible oil is well suited for the production of biofuel. Because the tree is hardy and fixes nitrogen, it can be grown on marginal land without any exogenous fertilizer. This keeps costs to about $1.00 per gallon, and gives us the best environmental footprint of any biofuel feedstock.
Twice As Warm Apparel 2012 USA Twice As Warm is a clothing company that provide winter clothing to homeless children and families. For every clothing item purchased, a donation of the same clothing will be given to a person in need.
Vari Agriculture 2012 India Vari aims to provide convenient and hassle-free resources to farmers in India so that they can sell their produce on their own terms (i.e. price, location and buyer) and to initiate exchange of information between seller and buyer, thus developing commercial activities without total reliance on intermediaries.
Verde Sustainable Solutions Energy 2012 USA Verde created the VERDE iPad app to help consumers reduce their electricity usage in homes and businesses through a home energy audit.
VSJF Flexibile Capital Fund Employment 2012 USA The VSJF Flexible Capital Fund provides subordinated debt and royalty financing to growth stage companies in Vermont’s value-added agricultural, forest products, and clean technology businesses.
Wash Cycle Laundry Employment 2012 USA Wash Cycle Laundry delivers laundry on bicycles with trailers to consumers, businesses, and institutions and washes it using sustainable, cost-competitive processes that reduce the water and energy required to do so. They also strive to create meaningful, upwardly mobile careers in all their locations.
Yumbutter Food 2012 USA Yumbutter is a nut butter company handcrafting nut butter potions from peanuts, cashews, almonds and more.
Access Afya Health 2013 Kenya Access Afya sells basic healthcare services and supplies via high-tech mini-clinics to poor Kenyans, whose current healthcare options are unpleasant, unreliable, or unaffordable.
Access Benefits Online Health 2013 USA Access Benefits Online helps non-profit intermediaries, HR departments and community colleges connect to their clients to benefits, allowing them to stay on the job and in school and subsequently rise out of poverty.
BK Farmyards Agriculture 2013 USA BK Farmyards grows and sells fresh, affordable food to low-income communities in Brooklyn by training budding farmers to maximize yields and transform un-used land into farms.
BlocPower Energy 2013 USA BlocPower will market and finance a portfolio of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies to non-profits, churches, small businesses, and charter schools in American inner cities.
CleanChoice Energy Energy 2013 USA CleanChoice Energy sells 100% local, clean energy to progressive consumers, making clean power easy to purchase by selling it as a service online, while advancing the causes our customers value.
Colectivo 1050 Crafts 2013 Mexico Colective 1050º is a social enterprise that sells contemporary ceramics inspired by traditional cultures but finely adapted to modern life through collaborative design between women potters in rural Mexico and urban designers. Their production processes aim to reduce environmental impact with the match of traditional processes and biomass alternative technology.
Ellie Fun Day Crafts 2013 India
Ellie Fun Day designs organic baby blankets that are sourced responsibly and made by marginalized women in India.
Energy Harvesters Energy 2013 USA Energy Harvesters sells the Walking Charger™ – a device that is integrated within their footwear products enabling their customers to charge their mobile device batteries anytime, anywhere from their own walking.
Essmart Global Energy 2013 India Essmart creates a marketplace for essential technologies, like solar lanterns and water filters, in places where people already shop.
First Access FinTech 2013 East Africa First Access is a for-profit social enterprise dedicated to the financial inclusion of billions of people who lack formal personal records. Our mission is to reduce the cost of offering and accessing financial services in these ‘informal’ markets. We use prepaid mobile records to help increase access to credit.
GivKwik Entrepreneurship 2013 USA GivKwik Inc. is a mobile, web and API platform that will make philanthropy a more impulsive and frequent act.
Global Village Fruits Food 2013 India
The Jackfruit Company supports agricultural supply chain development for fruits in India and imports and markets exotic, delicious, healthy, organic, gluten-free, and positive social impact fruit products to specialty food stores, bakeries, and restaurants in the U.S and, in the future, in India.
Kuli Kuli Food 2013 Ghana
Kuli Kuli sells moringa-based nutritional products to health-conscious and globally aware consumers in the United States in order to help reduce malnutrition in West Africa.
Lumos Apparel 2013 India Lumos sells Solar Energy enabled apparel (e.g. T-shirts) and accessories (Backpacks) to mobile working executives to solve their mobile and laptop charging issues as well as provide other electricity-based functionality with the product.
moWoza Employment 2013 Mozambique
South Africa
moWoza is a mobile shopping service for grassroots communities in peri-urban and rural areas to access essential products conveniently.
Next Step NewCo Housing 2013 USA Next Step supports a Network of nonprofit builders replacing aging, pre-HUD Code mobile homes with high-quality, ENERGY STAR factory-built homes, while connecting low-income homebuyers to education, counsel and fair financing.
Re-Nuble Energy 2013 USA Re-Nuble uses clean technology to repurpose the organic waste of food processors into cost effective clean, renewable energy and natural fertilizers and sold to agribusiness users and horticultural and utility companies.
Soko Mushrooms Agriculture 2013 Zimbabwe Soko Mushrooms upcycles agriculture waste to produce specialty mushrooms and promotes sustainable mushroom farming and consumption to fight poverty and malnutrition in Zimbabwe.
SolePower Energy 2013 USA Sole Power, LLC provides a renewable energy source to any individual without ready access to a conventional power grid for operating personal electronic devices, providing a portable, inexpensive and more convenient alternative to the traditional battery.
Tonlé Apparel 2013 Cambodia Tonlé designs and makes comfortable, wearable clothes that are as original and beautiful as the people who make them. We adhere to principles of transparency, fairness, and waste reduction in everything we do, from the big stuff like wages, down to the little things like the materials in our buttons.
Uncommon Cacao Agriculture 2013 Belize
Uncommon Cacao includes Maya Mountain Cacao (Belize) and Cacao Verapaz (Guatemala). These companies link small holder farmers to the specialty cacao industry, through a focus on consistently delivering quality beans.
WeCyclers Employment 2013 Nigeria Wecyclers gives low-income communities in developing countries a chance to capture value from waste and clean up their neighborhoods through incentive-based recycling.
Yeli Paper Bags Environment 2013 Uganda Youth Entreprenuers Link Investments (Yeli) produces paper bags and envelopes of different sizes and shapes according to market needs, we make customers’ brands as well on order.
Yellow Leaf Hammocks Crafts 2013 Thailand Yellow Leaf Hammocks exists to empower the Hill tribe members in Thailand to rise out of poverty by creating stable, culturally sustainable, high wage weaving jobs.
A.I.R. Lawn Care Environment 2014 USA A.I.R. Lawn Care is a full service eco-friendly landscaping company that improves and renews the atmosphere people breathe in through: the reduction of air pollution, the elimination of synthetic chemicals, and the mitigation of stormwater runoff.
BAOBAB Environment 2014 Guatemala BAOBAB is a mark of local natural and organic products in Guatemala. The products are made with the best natural ingredients to protect and maintain the body. The products are free from synthetic detergents, fragrance and artificial coloring.
Bio-Adhesive Alliance Environment 2014 USA Bio-Adhesive Alliance produces an adhesive that is low cost and durable and can be utilized as a substitute to petroleum-based asphalt.
Boom Algae Energy 2014 USA Boom Algae is a Boulder, Colorado company developing specialty algae products for human and animal nutrition.
CAIA Ingeniería Environment 2014 Colombia CAIA is intended to make the greatest possible contribution to sustainability by improving Environmental Performance of its customers.
DomoGeo Housing 2014 India DomoGeo provides affordable, quality, eco-friendly modular structures that are easy to install and can be used for multiple purposes.
Exo Food 2014 USA Exo’s mission is to normalize the consumption of insects as a sustainable food source. We believe the way to accomplish this is through healthy, delicious food products that include insects as an ingredient. Our protein bars are formulated to be the perfect introductory vehicle to bring insect protein to the masses.
Fargreen Food 2014 Vietnam Fargreen produces edible mushrooms and biofertilizers made from rice straw waste, which helps solve the environmental problem associated with open rice straw burning in Vietnam as well as the social problem of the migration of farmers to the urban areas in search of employment in between the two rice growing seasons.
FREDsense Technologies Water 2014 Canada FREDsense combines biology and engineering to detect chemicals in your water. We use a biosensor with an electrochemical output to create a system that is fast, sensitive, and unlike anything else on the market, allowing anyone to know exactly what is in their water.
Gham Power Energy 2014 Nepal Gham Power Private Limited provides Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems for residential & commercial buildings, bringing the highest quality solar technology to Nepal at affordable prices via its partnership with US-based Solar Power Inc, and with Nepal-based Clean Energy Development Bank that provides financing.
Green Energy Biofuels Energy 2014 Nigeria Green Energy Biofuels is scaling renewable ethanol for clean cooking fuels. Green Energy Biofuels is a SMEFUNDS company.
Greenease Food 2014 USA Greenease is a resource that connects consumers with restaurants, cafes and grocers that buy from local and/or sustainable farms. The mobile app is currently live on iOS in Washington DC and New York City.
Immersed Games Education 2014 USA Immersed Games is creating a multiplayer online virtual world in which students develop their unique characters, playing their way into learning educational content and skills.
Iron Goat Agriculture 2014 USA Iron Goat is a small self-fueled mower and grass pellet harvester. It uses the grassy biomass that it harvests as fuel, and processes the biomass that it does not use into a dried pellet form which can be used for other applications such as heating or power generation.
Juabar Design Energy 2014 Tanzania Juabar empowers off-grid Tanzanians with employment in the growing solar and mobile technology industries while filling a community energy need for mobile charging.
Karibu Solar Power Energy 2014 Tanzania KARIBU Solar Power is a social enterprise that makes energy available at the price of kerosene. We design, manufacture and distribute a solar pay-as-you-go “business in a box” kit for Tanzania.
Kishe Foods Food 2014 Guatemala Kishé provides access to high-quality and sustainably harvested Guatemalan products. Our first and current product is certified Organic, Fair Trade, and Kosher Coffee from the western highlands of Guatemala.
La Mano del Mono Environment 2014 Mexico We are an organization with a passion for nature and people. We link local hands to create global change. We do this by combining environmental education and ecotourism experiential learning to share knowledge, skills and values that lead us to be part of the solutions we need to tackle environmental and social challenges of today’s world and ensure tomorrow.
PACE MD Health 2014 Mexico PACE is a Global Health Enterprise, with a mission to develop Knowledge, Skills and Abilities over a broad range of health care provider types to insure the best possible outcomes for people with emergency conditions out to the last kilometer of communities in Latin America. We decentralize quality medical training and improve health care among Spanish speakers.
PAK-Energy Solution Energy 2014 Pakistan PAK-Energy Solution has the vision to bring green revolution in Pakistan by providing cost-effective energy solutions to the masses. The mission is to eradicate the energy crises from Pakistan and to improve the life style of the public for the progress of Pakistan giving environment friendly, easy-to-use & innovative products for the current energy demand.
SOL VISTA Energy 2014 USA SOL VISTA’s mission is to make building efficiency simple and profitable. We provide building performance management and efficiency-implementation services to building owners across the U.S. SOL VISTA.
Solar Site Design Energy 2014 USA Solar Site Design was built to reduce the cost of customer acquisition with the help of the next generation of solar project originators.
Spark Fund Energy 2014 USA Sparkfund powers your organization with efficient technologies like lighting, building controls, and HVAC without the complexity. You enjoy new, better systems at no upfront cost and make a single operating expense payment each month.
Teysha Social Enterprises Apparel 2014 Honduras Teysha brings together customers and skilled artisans to create beautiful goods which empower people to connect and create together.
Wana Energy Solutions Energy 2014 Uganda Wana Energy Solutions was started to create a market for LPG in Uganda. Additionally, WANA works to create awareness among the masses that LPG is an alternative and the way to go.
Watusee Foods Food 2014 USA 2Armadillos makes Crispy Roasted Chickpea Snacks. The snacks are delicious, addictive, and improve your daily health.
1000ecofarms Agriculture 2015 Russia
1000ecofarms is developing an online marketplace for fresh and organically grown food provided by local farmers to businesses and individual consumers. They are starting in the Washington DC / Baltimore region.
African Renewable Energy Distributor Energy 2015 Rwanda African Renewable Energy Distributor develops a mobile solar kiosk that offers a one stop shop, micro-retail outlet, using a low franchise business model in Rwanda.
AguaClara Water 2015 Honduras
AguaClara is an engineering firm that provides comprehensive services to governments, development organizations and others to implement its low cost, gravity-powered, community-scale water treatment technologies.
AQUEES Water 2015 USA AQUEES provides property owners/managers in Washington, DC opportunities for water conservation so that informed decisions can be made to implement efficient water usage practices.
Bir Mentor Network Entrepreneurship 2015 USA Bir Mentor Network’s (BMN) offers Mentor Network Management Software as a Service to institutions, organizations and companies, helping them in managing their mentor networks more effectively.
Blessed Coffee Food 2015 Ethiopia Blessed Coffee works directly with 300,000 small coffee growers (representing over a million family members) in Ethiopia introduces premium grade, shade grown, organic Ethiopian coffees in the U.S.
change:WATER Labs Water 2015 India
change:WATER is developing smart in-home sanitation solutions to rapidly reduce urban sewage accumulation and also to afford women and girls safe, private sanitation options in low-income communities in India.
Citizen Energy Energy 2015 USA Citizen Energy accelerates energy efficiency adoption in mid-size commercial buildings by providing building owners with high return, $0 upfront LED lighting as a service.
Climate Decision Environment 2015 USA Climate Decision provides customized solutions for businesses to assess facility and asset vulnerability of flooding and storm surge.
EFK Group (Eco Fuels Kenya) Agriculture 2015 Kenya Eco Fuels Kenya is pioneering an indigenous, plentiful and currently underutilized nut (Croton nut) as a new cash crop for smallholder farmers across East Africa by processing them into biofuel, poultry feed, fertilizer and briquettes for industrial customers to address the challenges of sourcing low-cost, green, organic inputs for their energy and agriculture needs.
Eqalix Health 2015 USA Eqalix is developing the first plant-based skin substitute wound dressing, to replace currently marketed products that are made from culturally sensitive sources (cadavers, embryonic materials, cows, pigs), which may be sold at disruptive prices due to a cost structure roughly 1/10 that of current products.
Estufa Doña Dora Energy 2015 Guatemala Estufa Doña Dora sells clean, efficient cookstoves in Gautemala to the 735,000 families that buy all of their cooking wood, through vertically integrated field activities of flexible financing and selling the cookstoves.
Evaptainers Agriculture 2015 Morocco Evaptainers creates “zero energy” refrigeration systems using patent-pending modular and mobile refrigeration units to systemically reduce food spoilage in the developing world.
Fruitcycle Food 2015 USA Fruitcycle makes snacks from excess local fruit, supporting farmers and reducing food waste, while also providing jobs for women who have been formerly incarcerated and/or homeless.
Fuego del Sol Haiti Energy 2015 Haiti FdS Haiti collects, sorts, upcycles and recycles waste products into usable products engaging underutilized source fuel resources in Haiti to produce ecological fuel briquettes to fight Haiti’s deadly charcoal addiction; FdS Haiti also designs, manufactures and distributes the improved cookstoves and related technologies.
gDiapers Apparel 2015 USA gDiapers sells diapers using Cradle to Cradle design principles that allows both parents of babies and aged care facilities to create a resource from the waste using bio-digesters and commercial composters.
IndiVillage Tech Solutions Education 2015 India IndiVillage trains rural women and children in India on information technology and provides secure employment opportunities by integrating with the information economy and outsource knowledge work.
Ingressive Entrepreneurship 2015 Ghana
South Africa
Ingressive is an impact facilitation firm that connects scalable, revenue-generating, vetted African businesses with international investors seeking double-bottom line opportunities.
Koe Koe Tech Employment 2015 Myanmar Koe Koe Tech employs and trains local Myanmar people in computer programming and develops health IT software for Myanmar’s data-deprived health sector.
LishaBora Hydroponics Agriculture 2015 Kenya LishaBora Hydroponics provides smallholder farmers in Kenya with low cost, high quality hydroponic fodder for their cows, saving cost and increasing income, lifting them out of poverty.
MilkCrate Environment 2015 USA MilkCrate is an app that will simplify living more sustainably by making it fun and easy for users to connect with the local, sustainable businesses and resources in their community.
MISFIT Juicery Food 2015 USA MISFIT Juicery uses surplus fruits and vegetables that cannot be traditionally sold because they are the wrong size or shape and turns them into cold pressed juice in order to fight produce prejudice.
Miti Health Health 2015 Kenya Miti Health builds and distributes software to support Kenyan retail pharmacies’ access and manage higher-quality medication, including a point of sale system and supply and inventory management.
PaverGuide Environment 2015 USA PaverGuide will manufacture and sell to hardscape installers a structural, recycled plastic, storm water infiltration grid system that can be installed below permeable paving faster, cheaper, and with lower environmental impact than a permeable stone base.
Pedal Forward Crafts 2015 USA Pedal Forward manufactures and sells bamboo bicycles. For each bamboo bicycle sold in the United States, a portion of proceeds helps provide bicycles to the Global South through our partner organizations.
Prometheon Pharma Health 2015 USA Prometheon Pharma is eliminating needle injections and shaping the future of drug delivery.
RemitRight FinTech 2015 Worldwide RemitRight is a cost comparison website that allows you to quickly compare sites and find the service that meets your needs of international money transfers, a “KAYAK for remittances.”
Sanivation Health 2015 Kenya Sanivation provides a household sanitation service and affordable fuel to residents living in slums of Kenya, where current toilets are too expensive and require infrastructure that slum dwellers are not setup to invest in.
Solaris by Eternum Energy 2015 Tanzania Solaris by Eternum provides affordable, reliable, modular and easy-to-use solar stations that allow low income Tanzanians to generate revenue by charging devices such as lamps and phones in their community.
Toilets for People Health 2015 USA Toilets for People (TfP) sells affordable and sustainable composting toilets, sanitation consulting services and training in local capacity building to charity organizations serving communities living in the developing world where conventional sanitation solutions like pit latrines and flush toilets fail.
Up Top Acres Agriculture 2015 USA Up Top Acres designs, builds and operates commercial rooftop soil farms.
Urban Pastoral Collective Agriculture 2015 USA Urban Pastoral Collective designs, constructs, and operates a state-of-the-art, 15,000 square foot hydroponic greenhouse in Baltimore powered by sustainable energy that will produce 100 tons of fresh, premium quality hops, greens, and herbs, year-round, for a range of local partners.
Vayando Entrepreneurship 2015 Costa Rica
Vayando connects curious travelers with micro-entrepreneurs in emerging economies around the world.
Zenful Bites Food 2015 USA Zenful Bites is a food education and eco-catering social enterprise practicing conscious cooking using natural, locally sourced ingredients with the aim of fostering a sustainable and fair food system in the DC metro region.
Adhmora Abhiyana Prana Energy 2016 Indonesia Adhmora has developed ENERGO, an online energy data analytics platform that helps building owners or managers to manage their energy usage efficiently by providing easy data integration from any kind of energy meters in the market. They are dedicated to “Advancing Indonesia Civilization through Optimizing Sustainable Development”
Alfrea Agriculture 2016 USA Alfrea empower peoples who want to grow their own food but lack land, time, or knowledge. Once grown we provide a hyperlocal marketplace for people to buy and sell homegrown food.
Arqlite Environment 2016 Argentina
Arqlite turns plastic waste into value by recycling them into more efficient construction materials
Bébé Burkinabè Health 2016 Burkina Faso Bébé Burkinabè creates and distributes vitamin fortified liquid and powder drinks to support healthy pregnancies and child development in West Africa.
Beyond Laundry Environment 2016 USA Modules integrating renewable energy, rainwater, and greywater recycling will be at the core of a franchise of community laundry centers with onsite food gardens/greenhouses, and profit will be used to provide scaled centers in developing countries.
Brainy Belly Food 2016 USA We make nutrient dense foods, scrupulously sourced and reverently made to support great cooking and healing diets.
Brave Up Education 2016 Chile Brave UP improves the education process and creates safe school environments by facilitating productive conversations about bullying through an online platform.
Clean Decisions Employment 2016 USA Clean Decisions is a general labor services firm owned and solely staffed by returning citizens (ex-offenders) that provides high quality commercial kitchen cleaning, event staffing, and landscaping in a way that is good for your business and helps propel our staff members to a moral, middle class lifestyle through work and additional training.
Confluence Coffee Food 2016 USA Confluence Coffee provides sustainably and responsibly sourced coffee and other ingredients to create seasonal, ready-to-drink coffee beverages.
Conscious Period Health 2016 USA Conscious Period offers 100% organic cotton tampons with BPA-free plastic applicators and for every box of tampons we sell, we give a box of pads to a woman who is homeless.
Easy Solar Energy 2016 Sierra Leone Easy Solar transforms the way people live, work and play by making solar-powered devices affordable and accessible to off-grid households and businesses across Sierra Leone.
EcoMadera Forest Conservation Crafts 2016 Ecuador EcoMadera partners with with forest communities in Ecuador to conserve threatened forests, implements sustainable forest management, designs and manufactures hardwood flooring and furniture in the community factory, and markets them to green construction projects in the US.
Electric Feel Energy 2016 USA Electric Feel offers an affordable portable solar storage device (VIYA) to charge electric vehicles with a mobile application; to make electric vehicle ownership more convenient, thus encouraging more people to make this environmentally-friendly investment.
Elevated Honey Agriculture 2016 China Stop the counterfeit honey industry in China by creating an efficient, transparent, and connected supply chain between traditional rural beekeepers and urban Chinese consumers.
EnovatRx Health 2016 Pakistan e-novatRX is South Asia’s first ever e-pharmacy Benefit Management System, a “Group-On for Pharmacy Care” that aims to provide all Pakistanis with access to pre-discounted, quality medicines and continuity of care via Electronic Medical Records in collaboration with NADRA
Esoko Agriculture 2016 Kenya Esoko is a simple but powerful communication tool for businesses, government, NGOs and others to connect with farmers. Use any mix of our web and mobile apps, original agricultural content, and on-the-ground deployment services for your marketing, monitoring and advisory needs.
Firefly Power Energy 2016 Canada FireflyPower sells highly efficient, scalable, lightweight and affordable carbon fiber wind turbines, to residential and commercial electricity consumers, which are technologically innovative, modular and reduce consumer electricity costs.
Fresh Coast Capital Housing 2016 USA Fresh Coast Capital is an impact investment firm that acquires highly distressed, vacant properties in the Midwest and redevelops them into working landscapes featuring tree farms, urban agriculture and other green infrastructure projects that revitalize neighborhoods, clean up soil and groundwater and increase land values.
Golden Coast Mead Food 2016 USA We sell the best mead to conscious millennial foodies in order to solve honeybee die-off and transition alcohol production from monoculture with demand for regenerative honey.
Groundit Food 2016 Canada At Groundit, we offer waste hauling services to coffee shops across cities and recycle their used coffee grounds and organic waste to produce a high quality compost that is sold to consumers as a safer and more effective alternative to polluting synthetic fertilizers!
Handscart Crafts 2016 India Handscart is a provider of indigenous handmade products directly from Artisans and weavers hand from all over globe to save culture and history behind products.
Ignitia Agriculture 2016 Ghana
Ignitia developed an algorithm that produces weather forecasts that are 2x as accurate as existing models and we send these GPS-specific forecasts to farmers daily via SMS.
JikoPower Energy 2016 Burundi
JikoPower converts waste heat from third-world cook stoves into useful electricity to charge mobile phones for off-grid rural families
Kouzin Dlo Employment 2016 Haiti Kouzin Dlo sells bottles of liquid chlorine through a network of female Sales Agents who work in low-income communities as the engine of the business.
Krimanshi Technologies Pvt. Ltd / Cattle Mettle Agriculture 2016 India We aim to produce animal/cattle feed from invasive plant species, decreasing dependency on grains and oil seeds, to reduce the cost on feeding cattle by 50% in next 2 years and create additional livelihood opportunities in raw material collection.
Kulisha Agriculture 2016 Kenya
Kulisha produces edibugs, chicken feed from insects.
Makua Jewelry Apparel 2016 Colombia Colombian jewelry brand that uses ancestral techniques of indigenous communities of Colombia fused with contemporary design
Manta Biofuel, LLC Energy 2016 USA Manta Biofuel has developed a three step method for producing renewable crude oil from algae: Grow, Harvest and Convert.
Musana Energy 2016 Uganda We provide Solar powered vending carts to micro-entrepreneurs equipped with multi functional features adaptable to different vending businesses
Orange STEAM Employment 2016 USA We provide paid on-the-job work force training and project experience in the engineering services fields for the formerly incarcerated and their qualified family members.
Oretronics Technology Energy 2016 Nigeria Oretronics Technology increases energy security by developing, deploying and distributing renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and solutions to solve energy poverty, electricity access and high electricity cost challenges and as a means of reducing carbon emissions on our planet.
PayGo Ventures Energy 2016 Côte d’Ivoire We modernise rural households in West Africa – starting with solar energy – by focusing on distribution, mobile-enabled consumer finance, and the best products adapted for our customers’ needs.
People and Energy Energy 2016 Netherlands
People and Energy uses its SolarPipo platform that utilizes SMS, web and mobile application technologies to help customers essentially determine their energy needs using a Needs Calculator and purchase the right products they need to solve the problem of mismatches in solar system units that costs consumers lots of money and costs energy companies customers.
Purasol Vida Natural Energy 2016 Costa Rica Purasol makes solar energy affordable in Costa Rica, a country that is experiencing unprecedented demand for renewable energy and energy independence. Purasol offers unique financed solar systems with which residential and commercial customers can immediately lower their energy costs and gain flexibility in their energy supply.
Rate It Green Housing 2016 USA Rate It Green platform connects and supports green builders and green building companies across the globe in order to enable product and service validation and information exchange, with an ultimate goal of reducing the impact of the built environment.
RUR Greenlife Environment 2016 India RUR designs, builds, and implements sustainable,decentralized waste management solutions for individuals, schools, organizations, housing societies, industry to recycle 80% of waste into resource to reduce landfill load leading to reduction in carbon/methane emissions and conserving the planet.
Saathi Health 2016 India Saathi has developed a fully eco-friendly and biodegradable sanitary pad with an absorbent core made from waste banana tree fiber.
Solstice Energy 2016 USA Solstice radically expands access to clean energy by providing roofless solar to the 80 percent of American households that cannot install an array on their roof.
Sonsight Wind Energy 2016 USA We have been developing a small (5kW) horizontal axis wind turbine that is versatile and more cost effective, particularly within moderate winds for sale to residential and business customers.
Student Veteran Housing Association of America Housing 2016 USA Student Veteran Housing Association serves the veteran students who served our nation by providing transition education and resilience training in a supportive residential community to promote successful military-to-student-to-civilian reintegration.
Suntech Energy 2016 Gambia We provide affordable solar power to customers in off grid communities
TerraOak Energy 2016 UK Terraoak is saving lives and the environment by building innovative Clean Cookstoves that reduce smoke-pollution from biomass.
Union Kitchen Entrepreneurship 2016 USA Union Kitchen lowers the barriers to entry and growth for food businesses by offering kitchen space, a full-time cleaning team, catering, distribution services, and our own retail outlets, acting as a one-stop shop for everything an existing or launching food business needs, thus, propelling local businesses, jobs, and culture.
Viva Green Homes Housing 2016 USA Viva Green Homes is the largest and most comprehensive online real estate marketplace for sustainable homes. “The Zillow of eco-friendly homes.”
510nano Energy 2018 Ghana
510nano manufacturers a low cost, high performing solar module that we sell to utilities, developers and solar integrators.
BEM Controls Energy 2018 USA BEM Controls provides an open architecture cloud-based building energy management platform to owners and operators of small and medium commercial buildings leveraging artificial intelligence and human expertise to realize energy savings while improving the health and comfort of their buildings.
Busca Tu Clase Employment 2018 Argentina
Busca Tu Clase connects instructors who want to teach with students who want to learn, serving 5,928 users across Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.
Chakr Innovation Environment 2018 India Chakr Innovation produces a device that can be coupled with the exhausts of internal combustion engine and absorbs most of the particulate matter that is being emitted by them.
Dechets a l’Or Energy 2018 Guinea Dechets a l’Or provides waste collection services to fast growing cities of West Africa. We sell, products of waste, fertilizer, recyclable materials and energy. Our focus on secondary cities allows us to be first movers in a rapidly expanding market.
DGrid Energy 2018 Morocco
DGrid makes the “Solar Cool Cube”, a modular, all-weather, industrial-quality solar-powered energy station & walk-in refrigerator which has a 20 and/or 40 cubic meter capacity and is expandable by 20 cubic meter modules with LED lighting. We sell to countries with limited or no grid in critical sectors.
DOTS Coffee Employment 2018 Thailand Dots Coffee, launching in Thailand, aims to be the world’s first chain of take-away coffee shops entirely operated by the visually impaired.
eatNaked Food 2018 USA eatNaked sells healthy nutritional meals through vending machines to provide an affordable walk-up eating experience without the wait.
EcoAct Tanzania Environment 2018 Tanzania EcoAct Tanzania uses plastic extrusion technology to recycle and transform post consumer waste plastics into durable and long lasting plastic lumbers.
Folia Water Water 2018 Mexico Folia Water manufactures the world’s first water filter that costs pennies, for sale to base of the pyramid consumers. Folia is an OEM materials technology company and sells B2B2C through food/bev CPG importer-distributor wholesaler partners.
FranciePants Apparel 2018 USA FranciePants sells 100% cotton women’s underwear, manufactured through an innovative Home Manufacturing model, which empowers a diverse community of US residents by offering flexible, well-paid side work.
HawKar Health 2018 Tunisia HawKar will produce an electric car for people with reduced mobility.
Himalayan Wild Fibers Apparel 2018 Nepal Himalayan Wild Fibers produces textile fiber extracted from a plant growing wild in the Himalayas and sells it into established textile supply chains as a “better than linen” raw material input to high end apparel and furnishings manufacturing in order to create income for subsistence farmers who wild-harvest our raw material.
Jaan Pakistan Energy 2018 Pakistan Jaan Pakistan retails affordable clean energy solutions to off-grid areas Pakistan. Our flagship product is a biomass cookstove.
Kreã Crafts 2018 Guatemala
Kreã is empowering indigenous women artisans in Guatemala by working directly with women weaver cooperatives through fair trade, capacity building and equity sharing (in the company) to produce exclusive hand-woven fashion accessories for the emerging market of ethical fashion consumers in the US
NODE Housing 2018 USA NODE is a B to C housing solutions and technology integration company that makes radical sustainability in residential buildings affordable by combining the efficiencies of modular building with technology and systems integration.
Outline India Education 2018 India Outline India is a research and consultancy firm, focusing on ground level primary data collection work from communities that are hard to reach, to enable data-driven decision-making at policy and intervention levels.
Pinkcollar Employment 2018 Malaysia Pinkcollar is a registry-based matchmaking website for the recruitment of live-in maids in Southeast Asia, with increased transparency through the use of technology to support the just treatment of maids.
Suntap Water 2018 Mexico Suntap is a simple solar water heater for emerging markets for under $100 that doesn’t require electricity or plumbing.
Tassbira Food Food 2018 Tunisia Tassbira Food collects cooked unused foods leftover in hotel buffets packaged and sells them at affordable prices to poor and low income people.