Social Projects

OUR SOCIAL PROJECTS

Improving livelihoods from London to Senegal

Chipmonk

Chipmonk takes healthy apples which are destined to be wasted and upscales them into uniquely flavoured apple chips and employ high-skilled immigrants who are struggling to find suitable work due to lack of UK work experience to manage the business.


Team Leader
: Aleksandra Gajewska

Team Members: Camille Chatakondu, Ithai van Emmerik, Yvonne Teng, Christie Chung, Natalie Tjakrawinata, Rahael Mathew, Catherine Munyarari, Sofie Jebsen, Maria Hamwi

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Womenable

Creating a platform for women in Odisha and Kutch to gain financial independence by paying them fair prices for their art.

 

The WomenAble project has made commendable strides regarding creating a sustainable enterprise for rural craftswomen in India. Through partnerships with local NGOs Sahara and Gramshree, we have trained and mentored almost 100 beneficiaries in basic entrepreneurial skills, enabling them to eventually sustain their own artisan businesses and gain financial independence.

Team Leader: Melissa Ho (melissa.ho@kcl.ac.uk)

Team Members: Angel Varghese, Anushkaa Pangam, Isabella Tan, Gonzalo de Blas Pradillo, Emma Lee, Sudiksha Kapoor, Jenny Wong, Amanda Khairunnisa

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Light Mountain

Micro-financing entrepreneurs to sell clean cooking stoves in Tanzania in order to combat the high levels of both respiratory illness and deforestation in the region.

Every year, 2 million people die from breathing in toxic fumes from cooking over an open fire. These fumes are directly linked to respiratory illnesses, which is the leading cause of child death in developing countries. LightMountain aims to improve health, whilst generating income and creating sustainable enterprises for individuals living below the poverty line, using solar technology.

Team Leader: Clara Zourray (clara.zourray@kcl.ac.uk)

Team Members: Eman Al-Sibassi, Karina Lam, Ines Crane, Sophia Malik, Giulia Iovino, Esteban Guzman Benitez, Natalia Jankowska, Zhi Ling, Kristina Stowasserova

 

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AuraVeda

Introduce solar lighting solutions that will ensure people who don’t have access to electricity are able to have light in their homes by employing and training entrepreneurs to distribute the solar lamps in their communities.

Team Leader: Manal Sanai (manal.sanai@kcl.ac.uk)

Team Members: Ritika Mookerjee, Emily Brothwood, Kristian Soderstrom,  Vikram Ajith, Deepshika Rana

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