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Introducing our Project Partners 2018

Every year Extreme works with amazing partners that provide the initial challenges we work on, support teams during the design process, and facilitate the implementation of resulting solutions. Our 2018 partners are:


header.fw_RWANDA Dust is kicked up, spills and puddles stick around, and the floors of peoples’ homes become a breeding ground for mosquitoes, parasites, and all of the disease that comes with them. But concrete floors are just too expensive for many families, especially in Rwanda. EarthEnable’s custom-developed earthen floors are the solution. EarthEnable eliminates unsanitary dirt floors and provides affordable, sanitary flooring that can be washed, cleaned, and used to create a healthy home environment for millions of people. Earthenable started as an Design for Extreme Affordability project in 2013.

downloadUGANDA Fenix International is a next-generation, end-to-end renewable energy company that does everything from design, manufacturing, sales, financing and customer service. Fenix’s flagship product, ReadyPay Power, is an expandable, lease-to-own home solar system financed through ultra-affordable instalments over Mobile Money. Fenix use real-time transaction data to create a next-generation credit score to finance power upgrades or other life-changing loans. To date, Fenix have sold over 140,000 ReadyPay Power systems and are growing their product portfolio and geographic coverage to bring power and a wider world of financing to millions of customers by 2020.

logo_fundacionparaguayaPARAGUAY Fundación Paraguaya is a self-sustainable, non-governmental organization. Since its foundation in 1985, it has spearheaded microfinance and entrepreneurship in Paraguay. With more than 450 staff in 28 offices across the country, Fundación Paraguaya develops and implements practical, innovative, and sustainable solutions to eliminate poverty in order to create decent conditions for all families.

Lifebox_optETHIOPIA For the first time in history, you’re more likely to be killed by a surgically-treatable condition than an infectious disease. But around the world, millions of lives are put at risk every year because of unsafe surgery and anaesthesia. Lifebox believe surgery and anaesthesia should be life-saving, not life-threatening. From improving the conditions of obstetric-related surgeries to building global networks through partnerships with local colleagues and charities, Lifebox is the only NGO in the world dedicated to making surgery and anaesthesia safer.

logo-rarePHILIPPINES Global demand for fish has pushed the oceans to their limits. Rare believes that the adoption of rights-based fishery management systems will help turnaround the oceanic crisis, resulting in transformative impact for both people and nature. Rare’s innovative coastal fisheries resource management solution marries managed access of fisheries with marine reserves. They envision a future in which 100% of coastal fisheries are sustainably managed. And, are committed to working toward this ambition until it becomes reality.

SmileTrainLogo_1MEXICO Smiletrain is an international children’s charity with a holistic approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate. Millions of children in developing countries with untreated clefts live in isolation, but more importantly, have difficulty eating, breathing, hearing, and speaking. Cleft repair surgery is simple, and the transformation is immediate. Smiletrain’s sustainable model provides training, funding, and resources to empower local doctors in 85+ developing countries to provide 100%-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care in their own communities.

pict_largeINDIA Kids living in urban poverty regularly have little control or no choice about the water they consume. In a world where restaurants and hotels for tourists can get clean water anytime and anywhere, it is hard to imagine that kids in the same cities cannot. Splash works with governments & builds local businesses to create safe water projects, at scale, in resource poor cities.