Our impact has been recognized

GiveWell Standout Charity
Sanku has been a GiveWell Standout Charity since September 2016, a select group of nine organizations that “stand out from the vast majority of organizations we have considered in terms of the evidence base for the program they support, their transparency, and their potential cost-effectiveness.”

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The Life You Can Save’s Best Charity
Sanku is one of The Life You Can Save’s Best Charities, a shortlist of rigorously evaluated organizations endorsed by Peter Singer, founder of the Effective Altruism movement, for having the biggest impact in terms of lives saved per dollar.

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The Barry and Marie Lipman Prize at the University of Pennsylvania
In 2020, Sanku was awarded The Lipman Family Grand Prize for effectively scaling our market-based solution to end hidden hunger.

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The Elevate Prize
Sanku was selected from nearly 1,300 global change-makers as a winner of the inaugural Elevate Prize in 2020 for our innovative solution to one of the world’s most pressing problems and our leadership’s ability to inspire others to have a positive impact as well.

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Vanguard Member of the Million Lives Club
Sanku was selected as a 2020 Vanguard Member of the Million Lives Club, which recognizes innovators who have directly impacted over one million individuals.

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TIME Magazine’s 100 Best Inventions
Sanku’s Dosifier was named to TIME Magazine’s 100 Best Inventions in 2019. The magazine’s annual list honors inventions that are making the world better, smarter and even a bit more fun.

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The World’s Most Innovative Companies Honoree (Fast Company)
Sanku was named to Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list which  includes the most notable global innovations of the year and the impact they have on business, industry, and culture.

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Zayed Sustainability Prize
Sanku was awarded the 2019 Zayed Sustainability Prize which recognises and rewards the achievements of those who are driving impactful, innovative and inspiring sustainability solutions across five distinct categories: Health, Food, Energy, Water and Global High Schools.


IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award
Along with our partner Vodaphone, Sanku was honored with the IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award, which honors the best, most innovative products and solutions powering the Internet of Things. Vodafone and Sanku rolled out Vodafone’s global IoT SIM and USB Connect technology to local flour mills in Tanzania and Rwanda, and will continue to implement the technology across Eastern and Southern Africa.


Fierce Innovation Award
Along with our partner Vodaphone, Sanku received the 2018 Fierce Innovation Award acknowledging outstanding service and equipment developments, along with those who make, install and deploy them.


Changemakers Award
In 2013, Sanku won Ashoka’s Changemakers Award which seeks innovative solutions that will ensure the availability of nutrients for healthy, natural ecosystems, farms, food, and people.