Awards: What awards or honors has the project received?
Where have you learnt about the competition?
Supriya Mukherjee, Ashoka Changemakers Network Coordinator for Asia emailed my co-founder, Desiree Yang personally.
Tell us about your partnerships:
Saltsteps is currently working with two corporate partners. The first is S J Low Bros & Co Pte Ltd and they supply Saltsteps with canned food products. The second is Disposable Soft Goods (S) Pte Ltd and they supply Saltsteps with baby diapers.
Saltsteps is also working closely with Beyond Social Services, a VWO in Singapore. Beyond helps Saltsteps to maintain communication channels between us and the low-income families.
Challenges: What challenges might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?
Suppliers might not be able to donate their residual or surplus goods at no cost because its incongruence with their company policy, thus affecting our stock supply and operations as well. We intend to overcome this by securing capital to buy stock via means like crowdfunding and in turn, work out an arrangement with various suppliers where we buy off the goods from them at half-price of the usual selling price or at cost price.