The World We Want

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Smart Electricity Solutions

Living without reliable electric lighting limits the productivity of nearly a quarter of the world’s population. Basic activities such as cleaning, reading, schoolwork, and household business cannot be done in the dark. Kerosene lamps are widely used for lighting in rural areas of Asia and Africa where electrical distribution is either not available, or too costly

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Smallholder Farmers: A Solution to Poverty

Smallholder farmers make up 75% of Africa’s poor. The vast majority live in remote areas of the continent, and are isolated from basic agricultural tools and trainings. As a result, they struggle to grow enough to feed their families, and face an annual “hunger season” of meal-skipping and substitution. In rural East Africa, 10% of

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Latin America

Agricultural Finance

In order to move forward on two of our priorities in Latin America, Poverty Alleviation through Job Creation and Rainforest Preservation, we have partnered with Root Capital. This innovative organization utilizes a highly impactful model that not only increases the economic welfare of impoverished farmers and artisans, but also drives sustainable agriculture practices.

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Wildlife Conservation via Smart Agriculture

In April 2012, The World We Want Foundation initiated support of COMACO — Community Markets for Conservation. COMACO employs an innovative model to successfully combat deforestation, poaching, and poverty in Zambia. The unique model is the brain child of Dr. Dale Lewis, a zoologist who has worked in Zambia for 30 years and witnessed first-hand the shortfalls of traditional conservation models. Dr. Lewis decided to come at the problem by addressing the root cause of poaching and deforestation — poverty, through smart agriculture. The model then goes one step further by providing a supply chain, value-added processing, and access to national markets through the brand “It’s Wild”.

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Education India

Impact Investing in Education

With a four year commitment, 3W is one of the founding investors of Acumen Fund’s Education and Employability Portfolio. Through our work with Partners in Health in Haiti and Pratham in India, 3W funds specific education programs. Our collaboration with Acumen is slightly different in that the Acumen Fund invests in private-sector companies that can provide basic services to the bottom of the pyramid, profitably and, therefore, sustainably.

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