Women-friendly Small Business Plan (WFSBP)

Women-friendly Small Business Plan (WFSBP)

NepalNepal
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
Scaling
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

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

Hipknit is SHEWDs micro-credit programme providing free training for women in knitting, cross-knitting and weaving.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

We believe that if the mother is educated and strong in the family, their children will be educated and stronger in the community. So we are trying to empower to participate in income for the family. Therefore we want to make more empower using ICT technology so that they will able to connect in the world and for marketing of their products in the international level.

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

We have seen that many woman are just doing their household work and rest of time just wasting. So community also treating them as housework and can’t do more so we have decided them to make skilful so that they can use their free time in income generation to the family. After that husband and other family started to respect more and believe in their confidence. Once they are able to income for the family, all the community and family members started to support. So, I strongly requested to empower the woman.
Impact: How does it Work

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

Through the WFSBP, SHEWD hopes to  Identify the poorest women  Make available small loans, training, and information necessary for self-employment through handicrafts and goat farming  Empower the girl children through training at schools in health, rights, responsibilities, decision making, and economic participation  Ensure a link between better living and increased income  Assist women in forming working guilds to support each other  Introduce programs in adult literacy, women’s health, and empowerment in the working guilds Activities to be carried out under project: The WFSBP is a bifurcated plan. The poorest women of different village will be given an opportunity to earn. Meanwhile, their daughters will receive empowerment education at government schools. THE MOTHERS WILL EARN; DAUGHTERS WILL LEARN. In this way, the next generation of women will be prepared for economic participation and the cycle of poverty will be broken.
Sustainability

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

There are many people doing business but they are doing for their profit only and when they became rich but never though about those people’s life who are living under the poverty. They are always looking for the work not for donation and these business man never work directly in the community but we are the organization directly working in the community and much familiar about the local resources available in the community therefore we are always looking such program that will use maximum local resources and local human resources so that our program will be sustainable.
Team

Founding Story

The proposed project in rural village of Lalitpur District can be proved to be beneficial in many ways. It’ll focus on alleviation of poverty by making indigenous people literate of art of making felt products, knitted woolen as well as cotton garments, fabric painting, embroidery, sculpturing and many other sectors. Almost 90% people are engaged in agriculture but which is near to non productive sector regarding economic value. Therefore if they get such an opportunity they will happily involve in great number. The main objective of the project is obviously centered in alleviation of poverty through art which can effectively make available to them by the help of SHEWD and its management.
About You
Organization:
Society For health ,Environment & Woman’S Development(SHEWD-Hipknit)
About You
First Name

Shree Krishna

Last Name

Maharjan

About Your Organization
Organization Name

Society For health ,Environment & Woman’S Development(SHEWD-Hipknit)

Organization Country

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Country where this project is creating social impact

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Age of Innovator

18-34

Gender of Innovator

Female

How long has your organization been operating?

More than 5 years

Has the organization received awards or honors? Please tell us about them

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Innovation
How long have you been in operation?

Operating for more than 5 years

Which of the following best describes the barrier(s) your innovation addresses? Choose up to two

Transparency.

Social Impact
What solution(s) does your initiative address to better the lives of girls and women by leveraging technology? (select all applicable)

Access to economic opportunity.

What has been the impact of your solution to date?

As we found that once the woman able to earn using their free time, there is great impact in the community and family for the woman and they are getting respect from the community, family and husband. Now community, family and husband have started to help in house work.

What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?

Every family will be educated and they will think that every woman can participate in income for the family .Once they will be strong in the economic condition , they will able to care about their health and children’s education within next 1-3 yrs.

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

If we got the support from the international level for the marketing about the woman’s products, our project will be great success in coming days. So we are looking to get support from the international level to use all the methods to overcome in our project.

Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact

Designing/ Developing & Finalizing the projects. Establishment of community / Training

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your six-month milestone
Task 1

we will organise the group of 15 woman from each VDC and make them skilful in the respective interested field like knitting,etc

Task 2

Once they will able to manufacture, we will provide the raw materials and sample that they have to make.

Task 3

After they will able to make good items, we will make them to keep the records themselves.

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

It’ll focus on alleviation of poverty by making indigenous people literate of art of making felt products etc.

Task 2

Facilitate economic participation of women and increased income.

Task 3

Transfer of knowledge, networking and marketing

Sustainability
Tell us about your partnerships

Our partners are Azimuts, from France who are supporting us taking our products but it is not sufficient work for all the 60 woman for whole year.

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 need support from the international level as a business buyer partner, volunteer and company rather than fund donation , we believe that we can raise fund ourselves from the selling our products which will be sustainable for our free health program, education and many more. So we are looking for good network and helping hands for support each other for long time.

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