Please describe the goal of your initiative; outline what you are trying to achieve
We focus on:
•Creating suitable jobs for PWD and vulnerable people.
•Changing people's habit in abusing medicine but using natural home health care instead.
•Minimizing social health care costs means helping in improving public life conditions.
What has been the impact of your solution to date?
Our products have been accepted by Traditional Medicine Institute of Ho Chi Minh City, Hachi Hachi system (a chain of retail stores) and some drugstores.
1. Sale to date:
• Herbal anti-pollution masks 3502 units
• Herbal heat pad 312 units
• Aroma sachets 5518 units
• Pillow relaxation 120 units
2. People with disabilities are having jobs from the products:
• Office staff 3 persons
• embroiderers 5 persons
• sewing worker 10 persons
What is your projected impact over the next five years?
With this Hand in Hand project, within the next five years, we strongly desire to build a home health care project for people using natural methods only. By reducing the amount of medicines get into the bodies, side-effects from abusing too much drugs/medicines can also be reduced. This is helping in limiting and reducing the overload in health sector as well as medical expenses of both individuals and the society. We are trying to reach a target of at least 30,000 products users in the next 5 year.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
Currently, there are two main problems:
The products of Pillow and Leaves are based on aroma therapy; a new method has not been under any Vietnam quality test procedure yet. However, our products contain medicinal herbs - a mixture of herbs which are very common and can be easily recognized as well as accepted by any experts of botanic. Therefore, we would claim the quality standard of Thien Tam and got the certificate according to their advices.
The materials are quite common; therefore products’ shape may be imitated easily by competitors. However, we have special formulas which prevent others to copy our “quality”
Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
- Push herbal heat pads and herbal masks as our score products to gain market share - Gain 1000 new customers for both products.
Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone
Push herbal deodorant products into market while keeping heat pads and masks as the “cash cows”. Using herbal scrabs for new pro