What We Do

Billions in Change develops and delivers inventions that help the unlucky half of the world obtain basic needs like clean water, reliable electricity, and sufficient food. Those fundamentals set the foundation for education, health, and livelihood, enabling people to improve life for themselves and for their families. Our inventions include devices that create fresh water for drinking and agriculture; expense-free and pollution-free electricity generators that power homes, schools, and businesses; farming techniques that enhance crop yields, crop quality as well as farmer income; and healthcare solutions that actually address the main causes of disease.

How We’re Different

We are enablers. We invent for free electricity, free fertilizer, and clean water because when you address that which is fundamental, you enable everything above it. So we don’t do education, we enable education. We don’t do health—in terms of vaccines and cures—we enable health. We don’t give people money, we enable them to make a living. The fundamental areas of energy, water, food, and health enable not only wellness and livelihood, but they also enable lasting solutions to the world’s biggest problems.

Why We’re A Movement

The problems we’re aiming to solve are far greater than any single person or organization can address alone. The only way to have a significant and lasting positive impact on humanity is to form a movement that involves huge numbers of people, as well as companies and institutions, working together toward a common goal. The Billions in Change movement includes our founder, Manoj Bhargava, Stage 2 (the invention shop in Farmington Hills, Michigan), The Hans Foundation (the organization responsible for deploying solutions in India), and tens of thousands of supporters and volunteers around the world.

Our Founder

Billions in Change is led by billionaire Manoj Bhargava, creator of 5-hour ENERGY, who believes those with more have a duty to serve those with less. He is committed to enabling the unlucky half of the world to obtain basic needs so they can live healthy, productive lives. That goal is the focus of the work he is funding through Stage 2, The Hans Foundation, and The Hans Foundation Hospitals. Manoj has dedicated 99 percent of his wealth to helping those in need and is employing a unique zero-profit business model in order to serve as many people as possible.


What are the resources the unlucky third of the world needs to make a living? Manoj Bhargava has some answers, and is using his wealth to developing practical solutions that meets those basic needs.

Join the Movement

Everybody can do something. And you don’t have to be rich to make a difference. There are over a billion people who need lights; more than 10 percent of the world lacks clean drinking water; and one-quarter of the planet’s farmland is highly degraded. These are problems that far exceed the capacity of any one person to solve. That’s why we’ve started a movement.

If you like what Billions in Change is all about, tell others—friends, coworkers, officials in local, state and national government. Find corporate and other sponsors to join. Organize local events to support the cause. Join our Discussions. If you’d like to volunteer, stay posted for future meetup opportunities in your local area.