We put tools in the hands of East African innovators to craft transformative, homegrown technologies.

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We make educational, hands-on engineering content accessible to people in rural Africa by sharing engineering knowledge and resources. 

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We provide funds to people in Africa to purchase materials so they can experiment and invent creatively at home.

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Learn how to create off-the-grid technologies for energy, food, and water. Building homegrown technologies is a beautiful way to serve one’s community.

Latest News

Singularity-University-logo2Village Innovators joins Singularity University!

We think we can create electricity for 1 million people in 5 years. Our proposal to do just that won Singularity University’s Global Impact Competition. Andrew will be attending SU’s Graduate Studies Program in Silicon Valley this summer with 80 entrepreneurs from 40 countries to continue building Village Innovators from the world’s technology capital.

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Peace Corps Volunteers sign on!

10 Peace Corps Volunteers in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania have offered to beta-test our Technology Guides in their communities this summer.  We are excited to be working with them all.  Stay tuned!

Technology Guides

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We create Technology Guides, engineering how-to’s for African makers to build their own devices.  Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to see it!

Our technology portfolio is being prepared for field testing.  The first release will include designs for a wind turbine to produce electricity and zero-electricity coolers for keeping fruits and veggies fresh.

Have a device or prototype you’d like to see used in villages in East Africa?  Get in touch.

Financial Resources

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We do even more than make engineering knowledge readily available. We also provide financial resources to makers in cash-strapped places in rural Africa to design for their communities.

People in East Africa are contacting us for technical guidance and assistance building their dream devices. How can we help? Get in touch!