The Scrap for Life Project

The Scrap for Life Project

Biñan, PhilippinesBiñan City, Philippines
Project Stage:
< $1,000
Project Summary
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About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Waste Problem for the Environment, Environment Responsibility Problem, and Economic Activity for Jobs Creation and Business Start ups.

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

The Scrap for Life Project focuses on managing resources by gathering scraps through donations from companies, schools and household as part of a social responsibility movement; such as steel, canned goods, used papers, plastics, and other scraps that are waste to the environment, and turning them into funds/scrap funds, by exchanging the scraps to sites who recycle these scraps. Ones the scraps has been converted to funds it will now be formed as an operating fund, where it will fund its activities by providing skills training to people, fund supplies to crisis driven area and etc. Ones the project has been fully established, by continuously receiving scraps, it is now bound to make loans to small scale of individuals, businesses and communities to fund their personal and business ventures towards progress.
Impact: How does it Work

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The Scrap for Life project's main principle is Giving back to the community. It starts first by utilizing the scraps potential for trade, that are mismanaged as a way of helping the environment to be clean and teach people how to be environmentally active through actions of managing their wastes at home. Every household, family and individual are the consumers of products and after using these goods we just throw them anywhere, and through encouraging people to manage their wastes at home it is a one step towards helping the environment. With the conversion of these scraps to funds, it is allocated to community and people development, to increase individual skill and to increase the community's progress with its projects. And lastly, by lending scrap funds to individuals for venture, its main goal is to build development progress in business to encourage individuals to build their own business, and micro business to be sustained for more job creation.

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

Private Waste Companies, and Non- Government Organization for the environment. The Scrap for Life project's uniqueness is its idea of how resources should be utilized to its full potential. They may see the project as a competition to profit.

Founding Story

I, Patrick Elizalde, had my Aha moment when I was a volunteer with the Non-Government Organization Gawad Kalinga. When I was a Community Organizer we were exposed to program opportunities and to poverty in remote areas, where we experienced creating opportunities to families that earn way below minimum wage. There were a lot of good people who wants to participate with the program and cooperate for it to be a success, programs that are well thought of that would be beneficial to the communities, but the only problem was how to source the money. The money were either donations or investments through partnership, and these were all not sustainable, that's why some of the projects were far from being achieved or are delayed because of some lack of financing. That's why I started to think of a way on how to capitalize on problems and use resources, which led me to the Scrap for Life Project.
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The Scrap for Life Project
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About Your Organization
Organization Name

The Scrap for Life Project

Organization Country

, LAG, Biñan City

Country where this project is creating social impact

, LAG, Biñan

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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 innovation addresses? Choose up to two

Access, Cost.

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

Long Term: The Scrap for Life Project envisions a clean community that focuses on managing its wastes to help the environment, and giving back to the community through the use of these wastes as a finance vehicle towards progress and development.

Which barrier(s) to financial inclusion does your solution seek to address? (select all applicable)

Physical and other accessibility obstacles that prevent communities from reaching financial services.

If you selected 'other' above, please specify which other barriers to financial inclusion you solution seeks to address:
For which underserved or excluded communities will your solution create access to valuable, affordable, secure and comprehensive financial services?

Scraps will be sourced in cities, and ones the scraps has been converted into funds, the funds will be directed to less developed areas or remote places for investment.

Could your solution work in other geographies or regions? If so, where?

Yes, waste has been around long since the industrial revolution, and managing it has been hard for some developing countries and underdeveloped countries to do.

If your solution is dramatically successful, how will things be different in 10 years?

It's idealistic to say that zero waste, and zero unemployment and successful business growth. But in 10 years the effect would be stable because there is a system that seeks opportunity and provides for those who doesn't. Thus, organization and systematic way towards growth and progress.

What will have had to have changed to make this happen?

Self Realization, Motivation and Initiative.

What has been the impact of your solution to date?

As of now, there is little impact yet to the community but has been acting on the project by house to house, through friends. By this information and people already aware of the managing of waste program will be more motivated as to give them more meaning for managing their scraps and donate it as part of their environment social responsibility.

What is your projected impact over the next five years?

Minority will do the project, and the same project will prosper with different objectives, and the minority will influence the majority to be aware of project.

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

Companies and household participation and cooperation. With this challenge, moving one step at a time by being consistent with works through visiting the sources every week would be a good start to campaign that this project is serious in helping them and the environment towards development and progress.

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

Source for the companies where they recycle and buy scraps

Task 2

Source for partner companies, communities, schools, and household who'll provide scraps

Task 3

create the event or the day when the scraps will be collected and be delivered.

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

After fully implementing the first three task, funds will be utilized as an investment in cooperatives or microfinance

Task 2

partnership with cooperatives and microfinance would be the way towards lending to individuals and the community

Task 3

making investment on people and community program, ones stable.

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