YGAP is an International Development not-for-profit with an innovative approach to poverty alleviation.
We back impact entrepreneurs - or as we like to call them ‘local leaders’ - with solutions to local problems in some of the world’s toughest communities.
Rather than imposing our perceived solutions on a foreign community, we support the local leaders who live there and have developed their own.
We believe the best solutions are entrepreneurial, so we focus on early stage ventures that exist to improve access to education or healthcare, create jobs or build safer homes.
We believe this is the most effective, sustainable means of tackling poverty because these local leaders understand the unique challenges of their communities. Our role is to help refine and scale their solutions.
We are entrepreneurs ourselves, and run social ventures and fundraising campaigns as well as partnering with corporates and philanthropists to fund our work.
We do what we do best so the locals can do what they do best.