We believe that better, more effective, sustainable solutions to poverty are long overdue.
Deriving our name from the northern Tanzanian pare tribe's word for "the sparks that ignite a fire", We are a multidisciplinary collaborative of industry professionals, students, academics and humanitarians pioneering a broader, integrated approach to end poverty.
Drawing upon a diverse team of individuals and partner organizations from fields including agriculture, construction, education, economics, health care and environmental conservation, we look at the wider spectrum of challenges impoverished people face. This enables us to understand poverty as a whole system by identifying linkages and underlying causes. As a result, we create more targeted, impactful solutions that address poverty on multiple fronts simultaneously. Tailoring these activities to the specific context of the regions in which we work, we consider the constraints but also utilize the opportunities unique to these geographic locations. This approach serves as the foundation for our ultimate goal: establishing permanent routes out of poverty.
Drivers of Change
In our broadened approach, we look at four key drivers of change. Use the links below to find out more about these and how they play a role in eliminating poverty.