Women Powering Work: Innovations for Economic Equality in MENA

Women Powering Work: Innovations for Economic Equality in MENA

Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaBangalore, India
Project Stage:
Idea
Budget: 
$100,000 - $250,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

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

My solution will empower the underprivileged females in the MENA countries to come up as leaders of growth & development and give them a status in their society and across the globe which they deserve.

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

what if today's underprivileged women of MENA countries are tomorrow's law makers in their nations'?
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Even with a female literacy rate of more than 81% less than 5% of the females come up in the category of the 'working women'. Having no support and law by the Govt. to protect them from attack by anyone, the women are helpless and bound to live life in a coffin-let alone human equality. The need is to formulate the root cause of the situation with an innovation which could revolutionize the system and empower the women towards economic equality.

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

The solution addresses the core of the problem to advance the economic opportunities for women in MENA, strengthen their families and communities, and enable them to benefit equitably from economic growth. Looking at the nature of living in the some of the MENA countries like Iran,Iraq,Egypt,Tunisia,Saudi Arabia,Libya it is clear that being a woman equal to absence of political stand or rights. The trend is in these countries the society's rules are effectively run by religious leaders. We target to engage these leaders and the middle and upper middle class society in promoting women engagement in SMEs and by-women-for-women apparel brands. A BWFW engagement contributing to their family's establishment and ultimately countries development.
Impact: How does it Work

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

The primary activities would involve establishment of SMEs and manufacturing units for candle, textile, craft-works and food packaging. The motive is to immerse the pros of the plan into the minds of the social lawmakers, political leaders and ultimately the middle class citizens who have been the sufferers all this time. The idea includes plans to advertise the participating agencies globally keeping the identity of the employed female labors intact and unseen at the same time more than 90% of the profits to the employees- thereby empowering them in their own business

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

The impact of the implementation will be immense and directly to the up-liftment of not only the underprivileged women in the society but the society as a whole and thereby adding up to the economy of the country as well. The growth of SME culture in the society will help boost the confidence of life amongst the looked down sexes. Moreover the middle class families who were not able to pursue a sustained life due to lack of economic stability and fear of social laws would be able to enjoy a much better life style. The women led enterprises could run a for-woman-by-woman schools which could educate and coach the females of the society. While the poor sections of the society can run these organizations and make some money for life, the stronger sections of woman society would run charitable funds to support the SMEs, for the cause of charity and business interests.
Sustainability

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

The business will be requiring an initial investment of minimum 60% of estimates cost per campaigned location. The time to recovery is calculated to be 18-36months depending upon the location of campaigns. Further which the profits will be evolving and the graph goes similar to square curve. The business not only targets the earnings out of the investments bu to reach the prime target of women empowerment for economic equality.

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

Similar situations are evolving in the not so strong economies across the globe specially southern Asia and lower middle east regions. However, the proposed idea is highly propelling as it targets not only the core reason from where the discriminating rules are evolving but also involves all sections of society by offering each of them their suitable fruits of interest.No doubt the market is immense and would evolve like rapid fire.About the profits, though most of the income from the started scope of businesses would be invested again during initial yrs bu the long term benefit is immense.
Team

Founding Story

The "Aha!" moment is somewhat funny as it started while I was reading about the MENA countries on wikipedia and just then one of my college friends who is a resident of Kuwait came into my room. Following which we had a long discussion on life of people in the Arabian countries and specially the customs women follow over there. We had spend almost 7 hours that day talking, watching youtube documentaries and reading blogs on the subject of interest. And few months later I got to see this competition where I could put forward our ideas before the world.
About You
Organization:
GnG Associates
About You
First Name

Amit

Last Name

Gupta

About Your Organization
Organization Name

GnG Associates

Organization Country

, KA, Bangalore

Country where this project is creating social impact

, RD, Riyadh

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Impact
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date?

The impact of the implementation will be immense and directly to the up-liftment of not only the underprivileged women in the society but the society as a whole and thereby adding up to the economy of the country as well.
The growth of SME culture in the society will help boost the confidence of life amongst the looked down sexes. Moreover the middle class families who were not able to pursue a sustained life due to lack of economic stability and fear of social laws would be able to enjoy a much better life style.
The women led enterprises could run a for-woman-by-woman schools which could educate and coach the females of the society. While the poor sections of the society can run these organizations and make some money for life, the stronger sections of woman society would run charitable funds to support the SMEs, for the cause of charity and business interests.

Barriers: What barriers might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?
Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward? (Please consider geographic spread, policy reform, and independent replication/adoption of the idea or other mechanisms.)
Sustainability
Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

The business will be requiring an initial investment of minimum 60% of estimates cost per campaigned location. The time to recovery is calculated to be 18-36months depending upon the location of campaigns. Further which the profits will be evolving and the graph goes similar to square curve. The business not only targets the earnings out of the investments bu to reach the prime target of women empowerment for economic equality.

Founding Story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that led the founder to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

The "Aha!" moment is somewhat funny as it started while I was reading about the MENA countries on wikipedia and just then one of my college friends who is a resident of Kuwait came into my room. Following which we had a long discussion on life of people in the Arabian countries and specially the customs women follow over there. We had spend almost 7 hours that day talking, watching youtube documentaries and reading blogs on the subject of interest.
And few months later I got to see this competition where I could put forward our ideas before the world.

Partnerships: Tell us about your partnerships.

we have a plan to have partnership with the local government of the area of implication to catalyze our process.

Women Powering Work
Is your project targeted at solving any of the following challenges?

Training and education such as skills workshops, entrepreneurship courses, apprenticeship opportunities

Does your project utilize any of the strategies below?

Group learning experiences such as hands-on learning projects, cooperatives, collectives, support groups, and more

Comments

Amit Gupta's picture

Thinking so much about the lifestyles in the ME & NA countries, I have nothing on my mind except for the fact that I would like to visit the nations all over once :|