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  • Jessica Bonin is the founder and manager of Lady Bonin’s Tea. It is a self-funded Tea company started in 2011 out of a mobile Tea room, South Africa’s first Food Truck. Through the Hivos program and investments, the company has grown. Under the supervision of Jessica and with additional support, she improved everything from blending, […]

  • GreenFingers Mobile is a South Africa based mobile technology platform which manages and finances large groups of smallholder farmers in value chains. GreenFingers Mobile replaces pen and paper based management systems with real time big data, to reduce transaction costs and enable the efficient inclusion of smallholder farmers in global value chains.GreenFingers Mobile was initially […]

  • Co-founded by Jesse Moore and Nick Hughes, the company offers solar-power home systems targeted at lower-income and rural customers without electricity. M-KOPA’s baseline box-kit comes stocked with a solar panel, multi-device charger, lights, radio and a pay-as-you-go SIM card. After its first funding round, M-KOPA launched in 2012, Hivos Triodos Fund invested for opening activities […]