Women & Youth Empowerment

Alwaleed Philanthropies Renews Partnership with KickStart International Enterprise to support young farmers in Sub- Saharan Africa with irrigation tools during COVID-19


Total Beneficiaries

45,000 people lifted out of poverty

Beneficiaries in 2021

o 66,000 people lifted out of poverty. o Created 1,000 new profitable farming enterprises.

Driven by our strong will to improve the conditions of women and youth in Nigeria, Malawi, and Mozambique, during COVID-19, we renewed our partnership with Kickstart to enhance the immediate response to the needs of farming families with an aim to provide prosperous and resilient livelihoods.

Out of a desire to support communities most in need worldwide, we aim to:

  • Improve the conditions of rural women and young to expand livelihoods and increase food production capacities in three African countries: Nigeria, Malawi, and Mozambique.
  • Respond to the urgent need for increased incomes.
  • Respond to climate resilience created by COVID-19.

2021 Accomplishments

  • Delivering 1,632 irrigation pumps to smallholder farmers and rural entrepreneurs
  • Delivering 632 pumps to farmers in Nigeria and over 1,900 people have been enabled to climb out of poverty.
  • Delivering 502 pumps to farmers in Mozambique to lift over 1,900 people out of poverty.
  • Delivering 498 pumps to farmers in Malawi and providing training and tools to lift an estimated 1,900 individuals out of poverty.