GCS aims to create impact for underserved populations that do have financial or physical access to technology, particularly rural villagers. By providing access to affordable agricultural and energy products—technological stepping stones—GCS helps villagers help themselves move out of poverty.
Our products are brought to rural populations through a network of rural entrepreneurs we call Rafiki (“Friend” in Swahili), who purchase and sell GCS products in villages across Tanzania. Rafiki are hand-selected, community-recommended villagers who become part of our GCS family as entrepreneurs.
To meet the growing demands of its distribution network, GCS invests in developing new products in agriculture and energy that bridge the gap between traditional methods and expensive technology. Currently in development—multi-crop threshers, bicycle-powered maize sheller kits, and motorcycle-powered phone chargers.