NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- KickStart International and the IKEA Foundation announced a new partnership during day 2 of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting. The IKEA Foundation committed €6.88 million to KickStart over the next five years to expand KickStart's work and launch a new program in Zambia.
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About the IKEA Foundation
The IKEA Foundation aims to improve opportunities for children and youth in developing countries by funding holistic, long-term programmes that can create substantial, lasting change. The Foundation works with strong strategic partners applying innovative approaches to achieve large-scale results in four fundamental areas of a child's life: a place to call home; a healthy start in life; a quality education; and sustainable family income. Currently-funded programmes benefit an estimated 100 million children. Learn more at www.ikeafoundation.org.
About KickStart International
KickStart is a non-profit social enterprise whose mission is to alleviate poverty by developing and promoting technologies that can be used by entrepreneurs across sub Saharan Africa to establish and run profitable small-scale enterprises. KickStart's best-selling products are award-winning, human-powered, MoneyMaker branded irrigation pumps that allow small-scale farmers to access increasingly scarce water in order to irrigate their land, which enables them to increase crop yield, and earn significantly more income. With this increased income, they can lift themselves out of poverty and improve their family's quality of life by being able to access plentiful food, clean water, education for their children, and healthcare for their families. KickStart's largest programs are in Kenya, Tanzania, Mali, and Burkina Faso; KickStart exports pumps through partners to 23 other countries in sub-Saharan Africa. For more information, visit www.kickstart.org and follow us on Twitter @KickStart_Intl and Facebook at facebook.com/KickStartInternational.
About the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date CGI members have made more than 2,100 commitments, which are already improving the lives of nearly 400 million people in more than 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued at $69.2 billion.
CGI also convenes CGI America, a meeting focused on collaborative solutions to economic recovery in the United States, and CGI University (CGI U), which brings together undergraduate and graduate students to address pressing challenges in their community or around the world. For more information, visit clintonglobalinitiative.org and follow us on Twitter @ClintonGlobal and Facebook at facebook.com/clintonglobalinitiative.
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