Blaze Group supports social enterprises in positively impacting the globe's most vulnerable populations. Our global experience spans across the areas of financial inclusion, education, and agriculture. With decades of combined experience across the sectors of government, nonprofit, business development, finance, and agriculture sectors - we are well positioned to ensure our clients achieve targeted outcomes for sustained market viability.
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Impact, Equity, Innovation
Our Impact Services for Organizations
Blaze Group offers a range of services for organizations. This ranges from corporates who want to increase the inclusion of historically disenfranchised individuals, to focused nonprofits who hold impact at the core of their business model. Our range of services are illustrated below.
Impact Measurement &
Current State Audit & Gap
Workflow Audits &
Framework Implementation &
Market Research &
Blaze Group also offers tailored solutions for organizations that wish to integrate tech across the areas of financial inclusion, education, and agriculture. We design minimal viable products (MVPs) and implementation strategies - including beta testing analysis, success key performance indicators (KPIs), and adoption measurement frameworks. Our oversight and structure allow firms to measure their market penetration and track improvement over time.
From small businesses to multinationals, Blaze Group advises on strategy, impact measurement, and cross-functional support to bridge our clients to innovation that drives inclusion, equity, and sustainability.
Hello Tractor provides a native app solution that connects farmers across Sub-Saharan Africa to tractor owners in nearby communities. While this solution provides the ability for poor, smallholder farmers to access much-needed mechanization, farmer demand far exceeds supply given only 15,000 new tractors are sold on the entire African continent each year and commercial banks invest less than 5% of their loan portfolios in African agriculture.
Blaze Group developed an innovative pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solution for aspiring agribusiness entrepreneurs, allowing leasing customers to pay down their leasing contract as they service nearby farms. Small, weekly repayments are made (based on actual work completed), increasing the ease of repayment at the time at which revenue is generated. With the strategic assistance, messaging, marketing strategy and project management provided by Blaze Group, the company
raised $9MM+ within its first 8 months of running the pilot program and PAYG customers across three countries consistently pay ~110% of what they owe on average. ~40% of women are tractor owners.
The Literacy Lab
The Literacy Lab provides sustainable, research- and evidence-based early literacy intervention to students in Pre-K through grade 3. The Literacy Lab has offices across 6 states and serves 6,300 students per year (in partnership with 142 schools). Given the nation's struggle to overcome literacy challenges over the past several decades, which was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Blaze Group was engaged to assist the nonprofit in conducting market research & strategic planning to achieve increased scale, accessibility, data capture, and cultural competency.
Blaze Group conducts ongoing internal gap analysis, field interviews, market research, and competitive analysis to streamline insights across a relatively fragmented sector. As the educational sector grapples with high execution costs, the emergence of edtech alternatives with minimal market history, and a talent pipeline leakage - thoughtful and well-paced testing is imperative. Blaze Group involves the entire firm in exploration, ensuring that collective buy-in and company culture are prioritized. A phased-approach allows for concentrated focus and flexibility in direction through the partnership timeline.