Where We Work

Where We Work

Country Programs

Across our 5 country programs, KickStart has local field agents that work on the ground conducting extensive marketing, education, and awareness-building activities among farmers to encourage irrigation and the adoption of our pumps. While KickStart builds the market demand, we also optimize a sustainable supply chain through a network of over 400 local, private sector dealer shops across these countries. Creating sustainable local knowledge about irrigation, training farmers how to use the pumps, and establishing a local for-profit supply chain to sell the pumps and spare parts are the essential components of KickStart’s work. Together, this will create a long-term sustainable supply and demand for irrigation, and generate large-scale impacts for farming families.

Partner Programs

KickStart’s Global Institutional Partnerships (GIP) Program enables KickStart to expand our impacts in 18 other countries beyond our country programs. We do this by building partnerships with NGOs and CBOs who already work with smallholders on the ground. They incorporate our pumps into their programs, and whenever possible, purchase the pumps through local distributors and retailers.