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About Us

ygap is an International Development not-for-profit with an innovative approach to poverty alleviation. We back impact entrepreneurs – or as we like to call them ‘local leaders’ – with solutions to local problems in some of the world’s toughest communities. We believe this is the most effective, sustainable means of tackling poverty because these local leaders understand the unique challenges of their communities. Our role is to help refine and scale and support their solutions.

Our Vision: A world without poverty.

Our Mission: To help local entrepreneurs improve the lives of people living in poverty.

Since 2011 we have:



92% doubling their impact

improved the lives of over 513,000 disadvantaged people

We’re always looking for people to become part of our community. If you’re a local entrepreneur or looking to help support our local leaders we’d love to hear from you.