BIF Pilot Projects

Jita Rural Sales Programme, Bangladesh

The Jita programme has created a rural sales-force comprising women entrepreneurs or "Aparajitas", who sell consumer goods in their communities.

TCS mKrishi

The initiative offers personalized and integrated agricultural services in local languages to low-income farmers living in remote areas via their mobile phones.


The iSchool project aims to provide internet connectivity and online education resources ('e-learning') to Zambian schools on a commercial basis.

AfriNut, pro-poor peanut processing in Malawi

AfriNut is an inclusive pro-poor peanut processing business which aims to process Malawian groundnuts for sale on domestic and regional markets.