Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
Irmgard, 78 years, 3 grandchildren, has been living in Munich for 20 years. She worked 30 years but she only receives a meager pension. She was not able to afford her rent anymore and thought about moving to the countryside. New infrastructre, new people, new life. But Irmgard has a passion for baking and cooking. Her most delicious cake is carrot cake. Fo r6 months she has been working for kuchentratsch. There she earns money to afford her rent, she meets new people, she can show her skills and she be part of a group of people with the same passion. Now she is contemplating to set up a shared appartment with one of her colleagues, Maria Anna, 65 years old.
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
Kuchentrasch employs 30 retirees, 60 to 85 years old. With nearly 600 baking days over the course of 12 months, kuchentratsch has generated over 3000 tattle minutes. 2500 cakes were sold to people all over Munich. Besides making delicious cakes, kuchentratsch has built acceptance for loneliness and poverty of seniors. Until June 2016 kuchentratsch will be able to employ more than 90 seniors. The revenue of the last 12 month is nearly 100.000,00€ Also, kuchentratsch shows that a social problem can be solved within an economic frame. With this, kuchentratsch is a role model for others. There are several ways to increase the impact in the future: For example: An Open source toolbox to found other kuchentratschs in different cities, build awareness in companies on incorporate retirees, give advice to politicians concerning programs set up to satisfy the needs of retired people.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
Firstly, we want to gather as much experience as possible and use the bakery to its full capacity: 90 employees, 15.000 cakes, 500.000€ in revenues per year. Also, we founded seniorentratsch e.V. to build a community to define needs, abilities and dreams of retirees. Then, there will be a scientific study on the generated impact. Furthermore, we want to build an online toolbox (open source) for adapters to increase the leverage of impact and advise adapters, companies etc. working with retirees. Lastly, we want to create approaches for politicians, advising them on policy reforms and programs.