We build last-mile distribution networks that serve customers at the base of the economic pyramid or “BOP” (defined as those with annual incomes below $3,000).
We sell efficient stoves, water filters, solar lights and other socially beneficial products to BOP customers through those supply chains.
We sell carbon credits that are generated through the use of efficient stoves and other clean energy products distributed through those supply chains.
Paradigm and Hike for Hunger are partnering to help support an initiative in Ethiopia with International Crisis Aid. A portion of the donations from this years' Hike for Hunger will support Paradigm in working with ICA to train women in the ICA program to become EzyAgents—highly trained customer service associates working with Paradigm to sell and service social benefit products like efficient stoves, solar lighting and water filtration. International Crisis Aid works with formerly trafficked women in Ethiopia to help rehabilitate and train them with job skills and opportunities to help them start a new, independent life.
Before you hike this year we encourage you to look through the Paradigm site and learn a little bit about how women all over the world walk miles to gather wood for cooking. The efficient stoves sold by EzyAgents will cut that burden in half, as well as improve health and economic conditions for their households. As you log your miles on the trail, walk in solidarity with them knowing your efforts will help bring badly needed assistance to ICA trainees and families throughout Ethiopia who bear the high cost and physical burden of cooking over open fires.