Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
•One bakery creates 3 – 6 jobs for otherwise unemployed women, who care for 3 – 10 children
•Women’s average monthly incomes are doubled when they work at a TWB bakery.
•All breads are fortified with locally sourced peanut or soy flours. Banana bread loaves have 41g protein. One muffin contains 4g protein, 10% of daily value.
•Women sell to neighboring villages and towns, sparking locally driven economic growth and introducing new, nutritious foods.
In Tanzania, one TWB training resulted in 2 bakeries, which provide 8-10 women with jobs at twice the average local salary. Every week, over 250 protein-fortified muffins are produced and sold in Kemondo, and over 400 are produced and sold in Bukoba. That’s 2,600 added grams of protein!
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
Women with steady incomes are more likely to save their money and spend it on the health, education and safety of their families.
To date, TWB has trained 28 women, worked directly with over 40 community members, and spurred two functioning bakeries in Tanzania. In Rwanda, we are currently training 15 women, and will train 30 total by May 1016, sparking 3 new bakeries in the next 6 months.
Over the last year, our team has grown from 2 to 5 full-time and 1 part-time staff, along with several interns and MBA student focus-teams.
Our goal over the next 5 years is to impact at least 500 women across 5 countries (Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, USA). With our education-centric program, we focus on quality of impact, not quantity. Educating 500 women will have a ripple effect on their families and communities, directly impacting at least 2,500 others.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
TWB is currently scaling programming in Rwanda, and will focus most program efforts there in 2016-2017. Before growing in to new countries, we must first refine and prove our model. We will adapt the model continuously, based on results from M&E metrics as well as experiential evidence. TWB expects to expand operations outside of Rwanda by late 2016. In doing so, we will follow a phased approach: Scouting, Piloting, Scaling, and Monitoring and Support. In order to meet our planned growth, we are currently seeking funding from donors, fellowships, grants, and TWB revenue streams.