KAZI (formerly All Across Africa) is a Benefit Corporation that brings the best of business practices through market development, training, and teaching to producers in Africa; most important, connects these producers to our developed external markets.
Benefit Corporations are a new and revolutionary class of corporation. Benefit Corporations work to create a positive impact on society and the environment without losing sight of its bottom line. In other words, Benefit Corporations that require organizations to consider nonfinancial interests (the people we serve and partner with, our staff’s health and the environment) and our investors, shareholders and profit margins when making decisions. Non-financial and financial interests are weighed equally in a Benefit Corporation – that’s what sets it apart from a traditional corporation.
It’s a healthy way to do business. The model is sustainable and scalable without having to rely solely on fundraising and donations and all the while maintaining focus on the goal.
Our business model reaches deep into rural villages in the developing world and provides jobs that restore dignity and promote self sufficiency – we see it as the way forward for sustainable development in Africa. It’s the best of business and the best of the non-profit world, its social business.
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