Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
If we build the education center and have our own space, we will be more successful with our initiatives as they will be more catered to our participants’ needs. For instance, at the space, we will hire our own teachers and follow a revised secondary education curriculum geared towards a more mature crowd. Furthermore, in the past we have been a mobile organization-renting spaces for our vocational skills training programs. As a result, we failed to expand due to storage and installation challenges. We missed a donation for sewing machines and also failed to collaborate Global Minimum to set a computer lab as we lacked the space. Building the center will allow us to provide more growth opportunities for participants.
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
For our business education program which includes basic business knowledge, leadership and self-empathy classes, we have had a participation of 150 women. From this group, we gave 40 women interest-free micro-loans ($50-$70) for a repayment time of ten weeks. Four rounds later, we brag a 100% timely repayment.
We needed to become self-sustained, and so we worked with one of our participants to share the tie-dyeing skill. We rented spaces for pop-up training studios and 30 women have been learned. Together, they made 90 fabrics of which 70 have been sold via our online store securing us $2,520 to buy our plot of land and support 5 women’s secondary education grants . With the center, 200 women will be engaged through completing the Malawi Certificate of Secondary Education, health education such as first aid, sex education and maternal health and skills such as solar cooker building.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
We will grow our impact through continuous collaboration. I have participated in programs that bring innovators together such as Global Changemakers, ALA, Ashoka Future Forward and TedxTeen. One result is a large network of entrepreneurs. For instance, I met David Sengeh at TedxTeen, and looked at setting a Global Minimum lab with Tiwale once we have the space. At Future Forward, Alain Nteff offered that when expanding maternal health app GiftedMom to Malawi, it will be through Tiwale. Our strategy is to create a center of collaboration for a constant innovative exchange.