“The team approaches their work with professionalism, broad-spectrum skill sets and a tenacious work ethic. Their grassroots knowledge coupled with their deep business background and willingness ‘to get their hands dirty’ is hard to come by.”
Fundación Apparel International
"It has been a pleasure to work along side with the team. They have so much experience working in the communities, very committed in improving the quality of life of people and empowering people so that they can be in charge of their present and future. The guidance they have been providing to our organization has been enriching and we have been supporting us throughout the process. I personally have learned so much, and more than anything else I have never felt alone in this journey."
“The team is comprised of hard-working, intelligent individuals who are successfully mixing their social goals with a very strong sense of hard work and dedication.”
Ultimiya [ultimiya]: is taken from the Spanish words “ultima” which means “last” in Spanish and “milla” translated as “mile”. Ultimiya is a social innovation consulting organization founded by an Ashoka Globalizer Fellow and World Economic Forum Social Entrepreneur of the Year. We have dedicated over 15 years to the design and implementation of responsive and dignified means to help organizations like yours empower individuals, families and communities in the developing world. We are focused on leveraging our breadth and depth of experience and knowledge to help you maximize your impact.
LEARN HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
Proven Last Mile Technology Integration:
We help organizations deploy vision, solar, water filter and/or cook stoves solutions using our award winning social enterprise approach.
Rapid Last Mile Technology Field Testing:
We leverage our deep community relationships to help technology developers market test their solutions and provide them with data analysis and recommendations.
Social Innovation Design and Support:
We help organizations learn about and design social innovations that solve community prioritized challenges.
Social Innovation Resource Toolkit:
We provide organizations and individuals with key resources, tools and methods that have been proven through extensive field application.
We believe that in order to be successful in reaching the last mile we need to build an ecosystem for change. Throughout the years we have proven to be successful in bringing together key stakeholders to create long term change.
Using our extensive network and experience we can help your organization enter new markets go over the last mile barrier. We will also support you to build capacity within your network so that your impact goals are rapidly and sustainable achieved.
DOES your organization want to START a social enterprise program that DELIVERS VITAL TECHNOLOGIES to developing world communities? We can certainly help you do that quickly and economically
HAVE you developed a social impact "TECHNOLOGY" and want to learn how to actually get INTO THE HANDS of COMMUNITY MEMBERS? We have the know-how and community relationships to get you the right answers to the most important questions
DOES your team want to LAUNCH RESPONSIVE SOCIAL INNOVATIONS but believe that expert help is necessary? We’ve been doing this successfully for the past 15 years and know our stuff
DO you need practical social innovation RESOURCES AND TOOLS to put concepts into reality? We may already have what you need. We can definitely help you find or develop what you need
ARE you looking to SCALE your technology distribution by working with local organizations in Latin America or hoping to help your grantees take MORE OF A SOCIAL INNOVATION/ENTERPRISE APPROACH? We can help you make this happen and have proven success