uganda youth and adolescents health forum

uganda youth and adolescents health forum: Fiber value addition

Year Founded:
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

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

Hint: This will be the first introductory text about this project that viewers will see.Utilising fiber and cotton through making products like handbags,hair clips and table mats for export to enhance the livelihoods of young people

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

increasing household incomes of matooke and cotton farmers hence im proved sustainability
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Limited livelihoods from matooke and cotton sell

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

training small holder farmers and marginalised young people to make products from fiber and cotton


2nd runner up best new processing technology for the 2nd curad agribusiness innovation challenge 2015
Impact: How does it Work

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

training young people in making in using fiber and cotton to make products

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

Check the video.empower three teenage mothers and five other young people

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

changing the lives of 10 million farmers of the 15 million farmers involved in matooke farming,improved livelihoods for 1 million unemployed young people

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

inventiveness and partnerships

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

Afribanana uganda are doing the same work as a business to benefit the company but we intend the business to benefit the community

Founding Story

with the passion for nature our founder was able to start up


We have a team of four personnel and eight technical members with different backgrounds
Value Chain: Where does your work fit into the apparel value chain? [check all that apply]


Your Role: What is your relationship to the apparel industry? [check all that apply]


Target Population: What stakeholder groups do you engage or empower in your work? [check all that apply]

Children, Farmer or Farmer Associations, Retailers - Specialty Store, Retailers - Discount Chain, Sourcing Manager / Supply Chain Manager, Supplier - subcontractor, Women, Youth.

● Intervention Focus: What are you trying to achieve / influence? [check all that apply]

Access to Essential Services (i.e. Healthcare and Education), Access to Finance, Access to Social Protection Services (i.e. Insurance, Pension, etc.), Accountability, Gender Equality, Recycling or Circular Economy, Physical Working Conditions, Transparency.

Lever for Change: Select up to 3 ways your work is helping to transform the industry.

Policy, Training, Technology.

Is your project targeted at solving any of the following key barriers?

A Job is Not Enough: Low-Income Workers Cannot Secure Long-Term Well-Being, Sustainability is Not Yet in the DNA: Fast Fashion’s Current Model Disincentivizes Value-Driven Economies.

Does your project utilize any of the innovative design principles below?

Activate Local Know-how for Driving Solutions: Build Opportunities for Workers to Become Leaders, Disrupt Business as Usual: Target Key Players Who Can Influence the Bottom Line.

Innovation Inspiration: When you first conceived of your project, did you think of it as applicable to the apparel industry?


If you answered "no" to the previous question, which industry was your project originally aimed at transforming?

● Replicating in the Apparel Industry: If your project didn't initially target the apparel industry, how are you specifically tailoring it to do so now?
Are you nurturing or inspiring others to be changemakers? If so, how?

training them to start their own entreprises

● Tell us about the partnerships that enhance your approach. How have you collaborated with others in the industry to increase your impact?

generate for generations,global business labs enhance our social entreprise strategy