Amplify has a unique skill-set in the financing space. At one time or another, we have been entrepreneurs, investors and grantees ourselves. As a result, we are in an ideal position to help connect donors to market-based programs and impact investors to social entrepreneurs, while at the same time working with the recipients of these funds to maximize return on this investment. In the field, we have created innovative consumer financing programs that allow low-income households to access social products through finance and developed models that connect supply chains to bank or microfinance lending. To support these models, we often leverage funding from Kiva, who supports our in-country finance partners to make social-purpose loans.
We help turn technology ideas into commercial success. The technology world is littered with failed products that solved a technical problem, while ignoring the needs and desires of the user. In a similar way, the development world is brimming with technical solutions that must find a path to commercial viability in order to have a lasting social impact. We help universities, entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations think through the economic, commercial and operational components of launching new social products and then work alongside them to make this vision a reality.