Indoor air pollution is like inhaling toxic smoke from
2 packs a day
people lack reliable access to modern electricity
2.6 billion people
lack access to clean cooking facilities
Shared Value Africa (SVA) is a social enterprise headquartered in Lusaka, Zambia. SVA implements and invests in commercially driven projects that address social and ecological risks through equitable partnerships. SVA specializes in designing and implementing market-driven approaches that meet the pressing need for energy, access to finance, nutrition, health and communications in low-income communities throughout Africa.
The mission of SVA is to enhance lives by delivering appropriate, acceptable and affordable (‘AAA’) products and services in Africa. SVA promotes commercial approaches that reduce the “poverty tax”, the phenomenon whereby the poorest pay the most for basic services. To achieve this aim, SVA focuses on delivering affordable and practical solutions for satisfying basic needs without compromising health or the natural environment.