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- TRANSFORM has been working to understand the current realities and future possibilities for Kenyans in the informal economy.The importance of the informal economy in Kenya cannot be overstated; it accounts for 24% of Kenya’s GDP and also employs five times more workers than the formal economy.As 2024 gets underway, the TRANSFORM team is mixing celebration with determination. We have reached a new milestone, with the programme positively impacting more than 15 million lives. These people are the customers, employees and communities who have benefitted from the enterprises TRANSFORM supports.Sustainable growth, that works for both people and the planet, is among the biggest challenges of our time. No single organisation, individual or government has the power to solve it alone.Sustainable growth, that works for both people and the planet, is among the biggest challenges of our time. No single organisation, individual or government has the power to solve it alone.In collaboration with Brink, local Kenyan research partners, and informal economy workers, we discovering more about the informal economy in Kenya and will be making collective recommendations for its future.TRANSFORM report shows impact of small and medium enterprises on women’s health, financial literacy and moreTRANSFORM spoke to 100 people at five enterprises in India, Nigeria, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Kenya to understand how impact SMEs can improve lives for low-income women and their families.TRANSFORM Climate Challenge is a specialised initiative that aims to identify and support enterprises working on climate resilience, with a special focus on innovations addressing plastic circularity challenges in Bangladesh.Alongside independent consultant Peter Townsley, TRANSFORM is delighted to launch four new reports describing the tools and techniques to develop local leadership teams.TRANSFORM and Social Alpha aim to support Indian social enterprises working towards sustainable technologies and solutions along the plastic packaging value chain.After 18 months of implementation, TRANSFORM shares their top four learnings on how to work with utilities to create water and sanitation businessesTRANSFORM hosts a Partnership Briefing virtual event to discuss how public-private partnerships can help achieve the SDGsBeyond livelihoods: how can we create working environments in the global south in which women thrive?4 Big Insights for Small Entrepreneurs: Building mutually beneficial relationships with global corporationsHow TRANSFORM helped Mr. Green Africa get under the skin of consumers to tackle stigma around plastic waste in East AfricaMr. Green Africa (MGA) is a Kenya-based enterprise, leveraging business as a force for realising sustainable social, environmental and economic impact through the collection, conversion and selling of post-consumer recycled plastic (PCR) waste.TRANSFORM is joining SAP, Unilever and MovingWorlds at this year’s Social Enterprise World Forum.How clear and consistent marketing and communications helped SJP increase sales and change service users’ behaviourShobar Jonno Pani (SJP) works to ensure permanent access to reliable treated water services in deprived urban neighbourhoods of Bangladesh, by providing piped water directly to homes at an affordable price.A report detailing Jeeon’s COVID-19 response in Bangladesh through protecting & empowering pharmacies and “village doctors”.Key learnings and results from D2D Pro, a four year programme in peri-urban Nigeria.Sara Plast is a Pune-based business that has pioneered portable sanitation solutions in India for over 20 years. But it wasn’t until 2014 that we stumbled on a major issue facing our community: public sanitation facilities simply weren’t accessible, approachable or appealing to women.Explore tips for creating a successful project board on the Collaboration HubLast month, TRANSFORM enterprise Maya received $2.2 million in funding for regional expansion of their Bangladesh-based accessible healthcare platform.Unlocking the Power of Informal Healthcare Providers: Bringing health products and services to hundreds of millions of underserved consumersThis report maps the current plastic supply chain in a selection of Sub-Saharan African cities in order to identify current capabilities and challenges.Digital healthcare solutions: increasing access to health services and products for hundreds of millions of peopleTRANSFORM created the multi-stakeholder TRANSFORM Survive & Thrive initiative to help support the social enterprises that need it most.This report maps the current plastic supply chain in a selection of Sub-Saharan African cities in order to identify current capabilities and challenges.This guide outlines five tangible ways you can build or enhance your enterprise to economically empower women through agent models and a use of tech, by drawing on the success of Dharma Life,one of the enterprises in the TRANSFORM network.TRANSFORM created the multi-stakeholder TRANSFORM Survive & Thrive initiative to help support the social enterprises that need it most.In 2018, TRANSFORM helped to create ZayoHubs in rural Zambia.Portfolio Learnings: How the U Afya digital platform is driving behaviour change for Nairobi mothersWe take a look at U Afya, an online community for young mothers and mothers-to-be in informal settlements in Nairobi.We look at the lessons of Sunlight Water Centres, who create sustainable water access for communities in Nigeria.We are delighted to announce the launch of the TRANSFORM Survive & Thrive platformA look at ICHP, which provides a multi-pronged approach to help combat insect-borne diseases, such as malaria and dengue.