The Business of Overcoming Poverty

We are in the business of systematically overcoming poverty within large-scale landholdings of the poor. We do so by developing businesses to help meet some of the world’s most pressing needs for renewable energy, food production and ecological security. Our businesses provide a community with an annuity stream of income from land rent payments and shared revenue while also offering investors market rate returns on their capital. These economically empowered villages can then invite service providers and developmental organizations (NGOs) to work collectively through our online ACCESS Platform™ to comprehensively satisfy their needs today and to build the capacity to meet their future needs as well.

The Largest Single Effort to Overcome Poverty

Join us, and the people of the Akyem Abuakwa Kingdom in Ghana, West Africa, to collectively transform their beautiful Kingdom, village by village. The Kingdom has 950,000 people in about 750 villages that are in need of basic infrastructure and services and 1.285 million acres of land in need of management and conservation. This is a first ever large-scale poverty reduction endeavor to combine multiple economic development drivers with specific programs from developmental organizations in a coordinated manner to bring about what we call ‘perennial prosperity’™.

image: The Akyem Abuakwa Kingdom. Red area = First Phase

One Business Drives Exponential Impact

Our focus is to first develop renewable energy projects. Our first initiative is a ‘net zero emissions’ 20MW renewable power facility that pays the Kingdom hundreds of thousands of dollars in an annual income stream for 30 years and helps meet Ghana’s 3,500 MW power shortage. We anticipate developing 8-10 renewable energy facilities in the Kingdom, such as solar and biomass power (followed by cash crops and livestock management over time). The annual income stream from these projects can comprehensively transform the Kingdom of about 750 villages in socioeconomic and ecological ways while offering investors market rate returns.

Our Clients Benefit – At No Extra Cost

Large multinational corporations (as well as their consumers and investors) can enjoy the benefit of buying ‘net zero emissions’ reliable, base load power that has the added benefit of helping them meet their corporate responsibility and sustainability mandates — at no extra cost. The consumers and investors of our clients also benefit from the added value we create in driving socioeconomic and ecological impact. Our clients and their consumers and investors can all connect to our online ACCESS Platform™ to transparently see the systematic transformation of villages, thanks to their long-term purchase agreement.

Practical And Empowering

Providing one solution, like mosquito nets or clean water, does not overcome poverty as poor rural villages have many different needs. Because of this, we uniquely focus on satisfying needs comprehensively. We do this by first creating jobs and an annual income stream in order to empower communities economically. With funds, communities can then invite service providers and developmental partners to work together to holistically satisfy today’s needs and develop the capacity to address future needs as well. We help manage this process in a fully transparent and accountable manner through our online ACCESS Platform™ so we can further scale and repeat our programs around the world. Read more about what we do.