Our Vision:A world without poverty.

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.

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Since 2011 we have:

backed398entrepreneurs

across4continents

92% doubling their impact

improved the lives of over 586,389 disadvantaged people

Our Impact

Over a million people with a better chance at lifting themselves out of poverty or disadvantage. 

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Our Global Impact

Map of ygap’s impact across the globe

Impacting a life means more than just giving a child a book.It means providing that child with a quality education and enabling them to attend university and reach their full potential.

Programs

Looking to join one of ygap’s world-leading accelerators? Select one of the tiles below to learn more about each accelerator.

WAWERU KURIA Providing emergency cash to low income earners Meet Waweru SILHE TSHABALA Helping vulnerable youth leapfrog into the digital age Meet Silhe BETH KOIGI Producing affordable water filters for all Kenyans Meet Beth PAUL TALLIARD Upcycling goods and lives in Capetown Meet Paul PEGGY MATIVO Providing a quality education in Kenya Meet Peggy ARJUN KHOOSAL A web-based platform to help local tradesmen Meet Arjun SAID TWAHIR Producing sustainable cooking briquettes Meet Said

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.