Welcome to Trickle Out!

Welcome to the website for the Trickle Out Africa Project. Trickle Out is a research project examining social enterprises and environmental enterprises in Eastern and Southern Africa and their potential role in sustainable development and poverty alleviation. Trickle Out began in February 2011 as part of Dr. Diane Holt's ESRC First Grant project. Trickle Out has evolved over time and is now an ongoing project led by researchers from Essex Business School the University of Essex, and Sheffield University Management School the University of Sheffield, the project also leverages the skills and knowledge of a global network of academic and practioner supporters. We are constantly updating this website so please explore it to learn more about our research. To contact us please click on the icon link below:

Case Study: The Mumwa Crafts Association

The Mumwa Crafts Association based in Western Zambia produces, markets and sells high quality craft products and has 3000 members

Case Study: The Mumwa Crafts Association

The Mumwa Crafts Association based in Western Zambia produces, markets and sells high quality craft products locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Case Study: EcoFinder Kenya

EcoFinder Kenya works with communities across the Lake Victoria Basin to promote sustainable livelihoods through environmental entrepreneurship

Case Study: EcoFinder Kenya

EcoFinder Kenya works with communities across the Lake Victoria Basin to promote sustainable livelihoods through environmental entrepreneurship

Case Study: KaingU Lodge (Ukudiku Trails Ltd)

KaingU Lodge is an ecolodge adjacent to the Kafue National Park with a strong commitment to community development

Case Study: KaingU Lodge (Ukudiku Trails Ltd)

KaingU Lodge is an ecolodge adjacent to the Kafue National Park with a strong commitment to community development

Case Study: African Homestay and Safaris

African Homestay and Safaris is a cultural tourism agency linking people who want to live, study and work in Africa with local hosts in rural villages and towns

Case Study: Gamewatchers Safaris and Porini Camps

Gamewatchers Safaris and Porini Camps runs bush camps in community owned wildlife conservancies in Amboseli, Laikipia and Mara in Kenya

Case Study: Gamewatchers Safaris and Porini Camps

Gamewatchers Safaris and Porini Camps runs bush camps in community owned wildlife conservancies in Amboseli, Laikipia and Mara in Kenya

Case Study: African Homestay and Safaris

Peter Ongera, Director of African Homestay and Safaris conferring with the Trickle Out team at our project launch in Nairobi on the 8th December

Case Study: ToughStuff Solar

ToughStuff works in developing countries to provide affordable solar-powered products for low income people

Case Study: ToughStuff Solar

ToughStuff works in developing countries to provide affordable solar-powered products for low income people

Case Study: Cookswell/ Musaki Enterprises

Sells energy efficient charcoal stoves and ovens and tree seeds saving customers money, reducing their energy use and helping to conserve Kenya's forests 

Case Study: Cookswell/ Musaki Enterprises

Sells energy efficient charcoal stoves and ovens and tree seeds saving customers money, reducing their energy use and helping to conserve Kenya's forests

Case Study: The MICAIA Family of Organisations

The MICAIA family of organisations work in Mozambique and the UK with the aim of promoting "local prosperity in a sustainable world"

Case Study: The MICAIA Family of Organisations

The MICAIA family of organisations work in Mozambique and the UK with the aim of promoting "local prosperity in a sustainable world"

Case Study: Proudly Macassar Pottery

Proudly Macassar Pottery is a social enterprise using pottery and music to improve the lives of young people in the Western Cape

Case Study: Proudly Macassar Pottery

Proudly Macassar Pottery is a social enterprise using pottery and music to improve the lives of young people in the Western Cape

Case Study: Shonaquip and the Uhambo Foundation

Shonaquip is a social enterprise which works to improve the quality of life of people living with mobility disabilities in under resourced regions

Case Study: Shonaquip and the Uhambo Foundation

Shonaquip is a social enterprise which works to improve the quality of life of people living with mobility disabilities in under resourced regions

Case Study: The Mezimbite Forest Center

The Mezimbite Forest Center works to eliminate poverty by providing sustainable economic alternatives that protect and restore the forest ecosystem

Case Study: The Mezimbite Forest Center

The Mezimbite Forest Center works to eliminate poverty by providing sustainable economic alternatives that protect and restore the forest ecosystem.

Case Study: The Khayelitsha Cookie Company

A social enterprise aiming to produce the best cookies in South Africa while providing employment and empowering women from the Khayelitsha community

Case Study: The Khayelitsha Cookie Company

A social enterprise aiming to produce the best cookies in South Africa while providing employment and empowering women from the Khayelitsha community

Case Study: Learn to Earn

Learn to Earn is a skills development and job creation social enterprise working with unemployed people from poor communities in the Western Cape

Case Study: Learn to Earn

Learn to Earn is a skills development and job creation social enterprise working with unemployed people from poor communities in the Western Cape

Case Study: Tribal Textiles

Tribal Textiles is a social enterprise based in Zambia that uses fair trade business practices to produce unique hand painted textile products

Case Study: Tribal Textiles

Tribal Textiles is a social enterprise based in Zambia that uses fair trade business practices to produce unique hand painted textile products

Case Study: Alive and Kicking

Alive and Kicking has workshops in Zambia and Kenya. It provides balls for children, creates jobs for adults and promotes health education through sport.

Case Study: Alive and Kicking

Alive and Kicking has workshops in Zambia and Kenya. It provides balls for children, creates jobs for adults and promotes health education through sport.

Case Study: The Book Bus

The Book Bus aims to improve child literacy rates in Africa by providing children with books and the inspiration to read them.

Case Study: The Book Bus

The Book Bus aims to improve child literacy rates in Africa by providing children with books and the inspiration to read them

Case Study: Taunina

Taunina produces handcrafted collectable soft toys, operating with an emphasis on socially conscious consumption and improving the lives of the underprivileged.

Case Study: Taunina

Taunina produces handcrafted collectable soft toys, operating with an emphasis on socially conscious consumption and improving the lives of the underprivileged.

Case Study: CEDARTE and Greenarte

CEDARTE is a non-profit non-governmental organisation which aims to promote the development of the craft industry in Mozambique.

Case Study: CEDARTE and Greenarte

CEDARTE is a non-profit non-governmental organisation which aims to promote the development of the craft industry in Mozambique.

Case Study: The Skills Village

The Skills Village uses events and the development of cooperatives as catalysts for social inclusion, community capacity building and poverty eradication

Case Study: The Skills Village

The Skills Village uses events and the development of cooperatives as catalysts for social inclusion, community capacity building and poverty eradication

Case Study: The FlipFlop Recycling Company

The FlipFlop Recycling Company (FFRC) is a social and environmental enterprise based in Kenya which creates artistic products from discarded flip flops.

Case Study: The FlipFlop Recycling Company

The FlipFlop Recycling Company (FFRC) is a social and environmental enterprise based in Kenya which creates artistic products from discarded flip flops.

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