Tell us about your partnerships
Community Based organizations, Common initiative Groups, Self Help Groups, Women Empowerment Centres, Vocational Training and Employments institutions, Network of Allies with similar objectives, Donors looking for social entrepreneurs(Schwab Foundation, Starbuck Foundation, Ashonka, Exxonmobil), Youth Network Evaluation Fund, National Endowment Democracy, United Nation trust Voluntary fund for ending modern form of slavery.
Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your innovation? If so, where and why?
Rural and urban poor communities of Cameroon not just a particular political class since poverty is not just a women issue but affecting all stakeholders. Women are the target due to the fact that they constitute the largest proportion of any given population. Our scope is international even though for now we are only at national level
What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?
We have a scheme that has an unbeatable advantage over all the microfinancial services. For example, our micro savings and micro insurance programs allow our clients or beneficiaries to register with five hundred francs which is less than $1 a day enabling the ultra poor to participate. Where as the other MFI has as minimum 10,000-15,000 FRS which the ultra poor savings for a year, thereby excluding them from benefiting from such services. With our minimum being $1we are able to make as many clients as possible help themselves, launch their micro programs, increase access to girl child, build and enhance capacity and skills on entrepreneurship.
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list
We are researching a lot into ‘why’ poor people hardly break the cycle of poverty. We offer opportunity for individuals as well as groups to invest and donate or collaborate with us to support our mission.