All the Unreasonable Fellows

Explore the 2010 & 2011 & 2012 & 2013 Unreasonable Fellow profiles below.
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Alejandro Espana

Unreasonable Fellow 2012
Soconusco

Increasing quality and production yield of cocoa farmers in Chiapas and Tabasco Mexico by five fold in four years.

Mexico — Mexico
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Alissa Johnson

Unreasonable Fellow 2011
SolWorks Innovations

Reducing household energy bills and carbon emissions by bringing affordable solar water heating to the developing world.

Oakland, CA — United States
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Aloka Singh

Unreasonable Fellow 2013
Chaupal

We provide affordable quality healthcare to underserved areas of India through mobile clinics

New Delhi — India
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Anna Young

Unreasonable Fellow 2011
Green Channel

recycle, responsibility, sustainability

Beijing — China
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Anne Githuku-Shongwe

Unreasonable Fellow 2011
Afroes Transformational Games

Transforming Africa through digital media

Pretoria — South Africa
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Anuroop Iyengar

Unreasonable Fellow 2010
Cogknit Semantics

Personalize education delivery focused on individuals' varying learning patterns, styles and educational 'context'

Bangalore — India
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Ashley Murray

Unreasonable Fellow 2012
Waste Enterprisers Ltd.

Creating a sanitation revolution that will propel Africa to the forefront of human waste reuse and eradicate disease.

Accra — Ghana
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Ben Lyon

Unreasonable Fellow 2010
Kopo Kopo, Inc.

We just made mobile money smarter

Nairobi — Kenya
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Brian Jerose

Unreasonable Fellow 2013
Agrilab Technologies

We capture the heat released by agricultural waste and turn it into energy.

Enosburg Falls, VT — United States
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Cameron Goldie-Scot

Unreasonable Fellow 2012
Musoni

Next Generation Microfinance

London — United Kingdom
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Cesar Gonzalez

Unreasonable Staff 2012

Boulder, CO — United States
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Cynthia Koenig

Unreasonable Fellow 2011
Wello

Wello is a social venture with a bold mission: to effectively deliver clean water to a thirsty world

NYC, India, airplanes — United States
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Daniel Mokrauer-Madden

Unreasonable Fellow 2010
Global Cycle Solutions

Transforming the bicycle into a vehicle of innovation and economic opportunity.

Arusha — Tanzania
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Daniel Muhwezi

Unreasonable Fellow 2010
COBURWAS Student's Hostel

We are increasing access to quality education by opening student hostels near the best schools in the region.

Kampala — Uganda
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Daniel Rosen

Unreasonable Fellow 2010
Solar Mosaic

A marketplace where anyone can develop or buy solar.

Berkeley, CA — United States
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Daniel Gross

Unreasonable Fellow 2011
WorldHaus

Affordable, Eco-Friendly Modular Kit Houses

Pasadena, CA — United States
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Devi Prasad Rao

Unreasonable Fellow 2012
Arohana Dairy Private Limited

Arohana is changing the way milk is produced in India by empowering women farmers.

Thanjavur — India
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Donna Morton

Unreasonable Fellow 2011
First Power

Putting clean energy, jobs and equity into the hands of communities.

Delta, BC — Canada
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Ellen Li

Unreasonable Fellow 2012
Ja Bru Rigs Trade Co., Ltd.

Increase rural women's income by purchasing their embroidery

Beijing — China
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Emily Kerr

Unreasonable Mentor 2013
Liga Masiva
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Erine Gray

Unreasonable Fellow 2012
Aunt Bertha, Inc.

Aunt Bertha makes it easy to find and apply for help.

Austin, TX — United States
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Fernando Gil

Unreasonable Fellow 2010
Auire

Low cost assistive devices for the visually impaired.

São Paulo — Brazil
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Francesca Jones

Unreasonable Fellow 2013
Greenway Grameen Infra

Designing & distributing convenient, aspirational & efficient cookstoves for rural consumers across India

Mumbai — India
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Gabriela Enrigue

Unreasonable Fellow 2013
Prospera

We help women micro-entrepreneurs in Mexico sell their goods to get out of poverty.

— Mexico
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Gaurav Manchanda

Unreasonable Fellow 2011
One Degree Solar

The Power to Connect.

Nairobi — Kenya
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Guido Núñez-Mujica

Unreasonable Fellow 2010
LavaAmp

Portable, rugged, inexpensive infectious diseases detector that fits in your hand.

Mérida — Venezuela
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Hemant Nitturkar

Unreasonable Fellow 2011
JUGNU

Facilitating first generation entrepreneurship in India.

Hyderabad, AP, India — India
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Jamie Yang

Unreasonable Fellow 2011
EGG-energy

We extend the grid beyond power lines to deliver clean and affordable energy services to low-income homes and businesses

Dar es Salaam — Tanzania
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Jamila Abass

Unreasonable Fellow 2012
M-Farm

Connecting Farmers

Nairobi — Kenya
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Jasmine Stine

Unreasonable Fellow 2010
Bamyan Media

Broadcasting the power of social entrepreneurship through reality TV.

Great Barrington, MA — United States
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Jason Aramburu

Unreasonable Fellow 2010
re:char

Converting ag waste into biochar for fuel, soil improvement and carbon sequestration.

Austin, TX — United States
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Jehan Ratnatunga

Unreasonable Fellow 2010
Who Gives A Crap

Non-profit toilet paper supporting sanitation projects in developing countries.

Melbourne — Australia
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Jennifer Guintu

Unreasonable Fellow 2011
Prospéritas Microfinanzas

Creating Opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid

Bogota — Colombia
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John Baptist Niwagaba

Unreasonable Fellow 2010
Medical Call Centre

24-hour health care counseling via low cost mobile service

Kampala — Uganda
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Juan Fermín Rodríguez

Unreasonable Fellow 2012
QUETSOL

Through sustainable technologies, we seek to bring light to millions and erradicate the lack of access to electricity.

Guatemala City — Guatemala
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Kago Kagichiri

Unreasonable Fellow 2013
Eneza Education (formerly MPrep)

We make educational tools accessible to the most remote schools in Kenya using simple mobile technology.

Nairobi — Kenya
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Khalida Brohi

Unreasonable Fellow 2010
Sughar -A program of Participatory Development Initiatives

Promoting Women Entrepreneurship to end Violence against Women!

Balochistan — Pakistan
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Lilly Diaz

Unreasonable Fellow 2013
17 Triggers

We do marketing for good causes.

Phnom Penh — Cambodia
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Lorna Rutto

Unreasonable Fellow 2012
EcoPost, Sustainable Living.

Eco-friendly plastic lumber that provides a waste management solution and an alternative to timber while creating jobs.

Nairobi — Kenya
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Luis Duarte

Unreasonable Fellow 2011
YoReciclo

Increasing recycling rates in developing countries

Denver — United States
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Macarena Hernandez

Unreasonable Fellow 2013
Prospera

Empowering female-led micro businesses in Mexico and connecting them to citizens/consumers.

Guadalajara — Mexico
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Madhumita Puri

Unreasonable Fellow 2013
Trash to Cash

We train adults with disabilities in India to collect trash and turn it into beautiful products sold in India.

New Delhi — India
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Maria Springer

Unreasonable Fellow 2010
LivelyHoods

Creating livelihoods for youth in urban slums.

Los Angeles, CA — United States
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Maria Rodriguez

Unreasonable Fellow 2011
Worms 4 Change / ByoEarth

Vermicomposting production and training model to promote health and development in rural and urban communties

Guatemala City — Guatemala
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Mark Moore

Unreasonable Fellow 2013
MANA Nutrition

Calorie Offsets- trading not losing weight

Charlotte, NC — United States
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Mark Mutaahi

Unreasonable Fellow 2013
UpEnergy

We distribute clean cookstoves in Africa, increasing the availability of cooking stoves to underserved populations.

Kampala — Uganda
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Matthew Kochman

Unreasonable Fellow 2010
M.E.S.S. Express

Making safe student transportation more convenient and accesible via a prepaid mobile payment platform

Brooklyn, NY — United States
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Michael Wilkerson

Unreasonable Fellow 2012
Own Your Own Boda

OYOB helps motorcycle taxi (boda boda) drivers in Uganda own their own bikes to accelerate out of poverty.

Kampala, Uganda — Uganda
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Mike Rios

Unreasonable Mentor 2014
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Mohamed Ali Niang

Unreasonable Fellow 2011
Malô

Making the phrase 'hungry farmers' an oxymoron

Bamako — Mali
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Monika Puri

Unreasonable Fellow 2013
Chaupal

We provide affordable quality healthcare to underserved areas of India through mobile clinics

New Delhi — India
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Morris Matadi

Unreasonable Fellow 2011
Initiative for the Development of Former Child Soldiers (IDEFOCS)

Restoration of peace & security in West Africa through Former child soldiers' rehabilitation & reintegration

Monrovia — Liberia
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Moses Sanga

Unreasonable Fellow 2011
ECO-FUEL AFRICA

stopping deforestation is our business

Uganda — Uganda
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Mouhsine Serrar

Unreasonable Fellow 2012
Prakti Design Labs

Prakti stoves bring fuel-efficient cooking – and health, economic, and social benefits – to the world’s poorest women.

Oakland, CA — United States
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Myshkin Ingawale

Unreasonable Fellow 2011
Biosense Technologies

Affordable medical technology to prevent anaemia related maternal and infant deaths

Mumbai — India
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Narcisse Mbunzama

Unreasonable Fellow 2012
Mobile Agribusiness (Mogribu.com)

Web and SMS mobile app that enables farmers to obtain necessary agri information, market price info and market access.

Kinshasa — Congo
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Nathaniel Koloc

Unreasonable Fellow 2011
ReWork

Don't settle.

Boulder, CO — United States
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Naveen Kumar

Unreasonable Fellow 2013
Sudiksha

We are a network of affordable, for-profit pre-schools for the poorest children in the slums and rural areas of India.

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh — India
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Nicole Ballin

Unreasonable Fellow 2013
UpEnergy

We distribute clean cookstoves in Africa, increasing the availability of cooking stoves to underserved populations.

San Francisco, California — United States
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Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu

Unreasonable Fellow 2010
Smallholders Farmers Rural Radio

Timely, relevant information to over 20M smallholder farmers.

Owerre — Nigeria
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Paseka Lesolang

Unreasonable Fellow 2012
WHC

Our product is an innovative toilet system that will save water for the user and benefit the environment.

Pretoria — South Africa
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Patrick Woodyard

Unreasonable Fellow 2013
Nisolo

We connect Peruvian shoe-makers with the US market for their high-quality leather shoes.

Nashville, Tennessee — United States
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Pedro Tomas Delgado

Unreasonable Fellow 2012
AQUAPHYTEX

Inexpensive, clean, energy & chemical-free wastewater treatment facilities

Badajoz — Spain
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Pierre Bataille

Unreasonable Fellow 2010
PlayAble

Bringing people with disAbilities off the sidelines and back into the game!

Dunkerque — France
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Piyush Jaju

Unreasonable Fellow 2011
ONergy

Complete Energy Solutions

Kolkata — India
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Rafael Smith

Unreasonable Fellow 2010
Uber Shelter Project

Temporary & transitional disaster relief shelters

Indianapolis, IN — United States
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Raj Janagam

Unreasonable Fellow 2011
UnLtd Hyderabad

Launchpad for social entrepreneurs in Andhra Pradesh, India

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh — India
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Roberto Rivera

Unreasonable Fellow 2013
The Good Life Organization

We turn gang leaders, drug dealers, and other at-risk youth into leaders of community transformation.

Chicago, Illinois — United States
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Robyn Scott

Unreasonable Fellow 2012
OneLeap

Enabling anyone who’s serious about their ideas to get the attention of decision-makers

London — United Kingdom
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Saba Gul

Unreasonable Fellow 2011
Popinjay

Combining luxurious craftsmanship with ethical business

Lahore — Pakistan
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Samanthi Ratnayake

Unreasonable Fellow 2012
Lili Dairy

Empowering Women Through Dairy Farming

North Western — Sri Lanka
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Scot Frank

Unreasonable Fellow 2011
One Earth Designs

Community Inspired Innovations

Hong Kong — China
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Shabnam Aggarwal

Unreasonable Fellow 2010
The Teach Tour

Uncovering how & why we've failed to educate children worldwide

Boulder, CO — United States
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Shalabh Ahuja

Unreasonable Fellow 2012
Conserve

Reimagining waste as a resource to create Jobs (for the Urban Deprived In Delhi) and Fashion Products for the West.

Delhi — India
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Shane Gring

Unreasonable Fellow 2012
BOULD

Training professionals for careers with impact.

Denver, Colorado — United States
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Sheikh A. Turay

Unreasonable Fellow 2012
Liberation Chocolate

Getting Former Child Soldiers Out Of Poverty Through Cocoa Production

Monrovia — Liberia
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Shivani Siroya

Unreasonable Fellow 2011
InVenture

Santa Monica, CA — United States
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Simon Griffiths

Unreasonable Fellow 2010
Who Gives A Crap

Non-profit toilet paper supporting sanitation projects in developing countries.

Melbourne — Australia
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Suzana Moreira

Unreasonable Fellow 2012
moWoza

The SMS mobile shopping solution for grassroot communities in Southern Africa and beyond

Johannesburg — South Africa
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Tambe Agbor

Unreasonable Fellow 2012
Agricultural Marketing Information Services - Cameroon

Connecting Farmers to Markets

Orebro — Sweden
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Tej Dhami

Unreasonable Fellow 2010
micro Home solutions

Housing for the Urban Poor

— United Kingdom
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Thilakam Rajendran

Unreasonable Fellow 2011
ARUNIM

Showcasing Diverse Abilities by promoting Entrepreneurs with disabilities

New Delhi — India
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Tiago Dalvi

Unreasonable Fellow 2011
Solidarium

We fight poverty by connecting local producers with major retailers through an innovative and inclusive network.

Curitiba, PR — Brazil
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Ties Kroezen

Unreasonable Fellow 2011
NICE International

A network of solar-powered ICT-based service centers in Africa

Utrecht — Netherlands
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Toni Maraviglia

Unreasonable Fellow 2013
Eneza Education (formerly MPrep)

We make educational tools accessible to the most remote schools in Kenya using simple mobile technology.

Nairobi — Kenya
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Tricia Compas-Markman

Unreasonable Fellow 2011
DayOne Response, Inc.

Innovative solutions for disaster reponse

San Francisco, CA — United States
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Trina Talukdar

Unreasonable Fellow 2010
Kranti

Putting the future of sex-trafficked women back in their hands.

Mumbai — India
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Troy Hickerson

Unreasonable Fellow 2013
MANA Nutrition

Manufacturing nutritious peanut butter for severely malnourished kids

Charlotte, NC — United States
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Ullas Sathyanarayana

Unreasonable Fellow 2010
Cogknit Semantics

Personalize education content focused on individuals\' learning & cognition styles

Bangalore — India
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Umang Maheshwari

Unreasonable Fellow 2013
Greenway Grameen Infra

Providing access to clean cooking solutions to rural consumers across the developing world!

New Delhi — India
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Winstone Odhiambo

Unreasonable Fellow 2012
Edom Nutritional Solutions

Eliminating micronutrient malnutrition through fortified staple flours.

Kisumu — Kenya
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Zehra Ali

Unreasonable Fellow 2010
Ghonsla

Low cost, locally produced, rapidly renewable insulation that pays for itself in one winter.

Washington, DC — United States
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Zoe Cleary

Unreasonable Fellow 2013
Nisolo

We connect Peruvian shoe-makers with the US market for their high-quality leather shoes.

Nashville, Tennessee — United States

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