SFG Clothing Line

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SFG Clothing Line

Bangkok, Chieng Mai, ThailandHuamark, Thailand
Project Stage:
Start-Up
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Creating a safer world for girls through Action and Awareness. Awareness through Counselling and Advice, and Action through Voluntary and SFG Clothing Line.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

As other Organizations, Homes and Orphanages cater for the basic needs of the Children they are in charge of, there usually stick to what the children need most like nutrition and housing. To provide an extra comfort like good clothing is not quite easy.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

SFG Clothing Line, will create a Unique Clothing Line for each child 0 - 15 years in the Organisation, Home or Orphanage we work with. In doing that we will also spread the Spirit of Volunteerism and can implement our free counselling services.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

SFG Clothing Line will make a difference not only within Thailand but globally as well. We shall empower other Homes and Orphanages by provideing for each child the much needed cloths and shoes. We will cater for 30 Children per month and give them a brand new wardrobe which shall be made with enviromental friendly material. This organisation will also help create jobs and hence sustain families, for example, we will buy material and hire a tailor as well as pay our volunteers and counselling team. The giving of the clothes to a certain Organisation will be done periodically and from our establishment in Thailand we will move on to African Countries next. We start with Thailand because that is where we are based but will venture abroad and work with other Organisations to implement our cause.
Sustainability

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

There are not many other Organisations working to create a Unique clothing Line for Children. The UN is an Organisation that works with providing clothes and security to the needy but there outreach can only go so far. What sets us apart from others is that we make the SFG Clothing Line a personal thing by incorporating Counselling and Volunteering with it. Another thing is that we will also work with Homes and Orphanages whether they are registered or not as long as we see the need and are able to meet the need and can see proof of the Organisations work.
Team

Founding Story

Having lived most of my life in Africa, I felt helpless when i saw the needy but could not help them as i basically had enough for myself only. Trvelling to Thailand for my studies did open my eyes and I realised that I am not as helpless as I thought I was and hence declared I would make a stand to try and help society in the way i could and the first option that came to my mind was a clothing line. I had been planning to open a Non Profit aimed at Girls and educating them on Safety and Imagined that when I incorporate the SFG Clothing line it will be a complete package. Having travelled around some parts of the world, i realised that poverty is a global problem and unless we start somewhere we will not achieve anything. It is only that some countries have a better way of concealing the poverty levels than others. I want to help the world in the way i can.
About You
Organization:
Safety First For Girls (SFG)
About You
First Name

Esther

Last Name

Mwema

About Your Organization
Organization Name

Safety First For Girls (SFG)

Organization Country

, Huamark

Country where this solution is creating social impact

, Bangkok, Chieng Mai

Region in BC where your solution creates social impact

How long has your organization been operating?

Less than a year

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Innovation
How long have you been in operation?

Still in idea phase, but looking to launch soon

Which of the following best describes the barrier(s) your solution addresses? Choose up to two

Cost, Equity.

Social Impact
Please describe the goal of your initiative; outline what you are trying to achieve

SFG Clothing line aims to achieve a world where every under-priveledged child is well clothed and educated on their rights. The Counselling and Advice section of our Organisation will aim to empower girls on their rights and to implement their safety in this world as they carry the future.

We will also help the male gender because the world will never be fully safe if they are not educated on how to take care of their society sisters, nieces, mothers and aunts.

The Clothing line will just be a gift for them being there and a reminder of what they were taught as well as a form of security. No one feels safe naked hence clothing them is to show that we indeed care and are not just there to talk their lives away.

What has been the impact of your solution to date?

SFG Clothing Line is still in the process of take off but that has not stopped us, through social networking like our blog, twitter and facebook page we have been able to educate girls and give advice to those that asked and kept all the questions they asked private and gave the possible best solution.

What is your projected impact over the next five years?

Without limitation of time and space, over the next five years we wish to have helped many homes and Orphanages with our free clothing line for their children, voluntary services as well as counselling and advice. We will go beyond Thailand and Africa to the whole world. We shall also launch new areas of SFG.

What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?

The first barrier we have faced is whether to register the Organisation in Africa where the founder is from or to register it in Thailand. We will overcome this barrier when we weigh the options as to which will benefit our impact better.

The Clothing material we want is the type that is nature friendly and so to get material could be expensive and we may have limited access to certain material. To overcome this we hope to join a firm that produces the named and in this way we could get our material more efficiently and at a possible discount with quality as well.

The third barrier is sponsorship and this also points back to the first barrier of not bein registered but when we do get registered we shall seek sponsorship from big companies as well.

Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your six-month milestone
Task 1

Register our Organisation

Task 2

Find a Quality firm that will produce our material in the Long term

Task 3

Gather a Good team to work with

Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone
Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your 12-month milestone
Task 1

We will find other Organisations all over the world to merger with or work with

Task 2

Keep track of all our records

Task 3

Innovate new ideas for future funding within the Organisation

Sustainability
Tell us about your partnerships

Still in process of making partnerships.

Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your solution? If so, where and why?

Yes, we are targeting Asia, Thailand, India, Africa, Zambia and Congo DR. As well as other places.

What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?

We shall create more of a family enviroment with everyone acting as an equal in order that we make steady progress both in the world and also in the personal lives we will be involved in.

The success of the internal organization begins from the the founder and runs down to every single member of the organisation. Whilst none being more important than the other regardless of duty.

Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list

Nil.