Flame Tree Initiative

Social Entrepreneurship for African Development

The Flame Tree Initiative partners with African universities to foster scalable, socially-minded businesses that accelerate regional change. We believe that training, mentoring and launching development enterprises -- businesses that confront global development challenges -- is a potent way to contribute to the new, innovative era in Africa.

Support Our Entrepreneurs


Flame Tree Initiative provides cutting edge business training and social impact measurement skills to ensure that our development entrepreneurs have the support, mentorship, and strategies they need to create sustainable solutions in their communities.

100% of all donations go directly to the business of your choice, creating a pathway to direct investment in Malawian-driven solutions.

Why Donate Through FTI?

Most Malawians don't have access to e-banking options like credit cards, debit cards, and PayPal. When you donate through FTI, we are able to facilitate the online purchasing our entrepreneurs need to access globally competitive prices online, which lowers their costs and increases their chances for success. We do this with no cost to the entrepreneurs or to you!