What solution(s) does your initiative address to help emerging entrepreneurs and small businesses grow and thrive in underserved communities? (select all applicable)
Access to financing, Access to talent, Access to supply chains, Access to technology, Access to economic opportunity.
What has been the impact of your solution to date?
Since 2006 GFG molded its programs to fill the resource gap for OVC by providing material support and capacity building to CBOs. During the last six years, GFG has successfully provided basic material support to OVC and their caregivers. This material support has improved child and staff school attendance by 19-30%, performance by 96%, and motivation by 100%.
Over the last year, goods for good has taken a close look at our past successes and our future opportunities. Through extensive program analysis GFG has concluded that while our material support program effectively meets the immediate needs of our beneficiaries it does not successfully build the capacity of our partner CBOs to independently and sustainably care for OVC. The Community Enterprise Program will sustainable support OVC and already has. To date the Mchezi poultry business has finished construction and secured contracts to enter the marketplace.
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
Within the next year, GFG plans to create six more community enterprises in Malawi, impacting the lives of 70,000 OVC. Within the next three years goods for good plans to scale the Community Enterprise to two additional countries in Africa.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
Access to sources of water can hinder our agriculture community Enterprises and access to the national power grid can hinder success of our poultry community enterprises. To overcome these obstacles, GFG is looking into drilling water bore holes with partners and utilizing solar power energy sources for poultry pens.
Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
GFG will have three successful community enterprises in operation
Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone
GFG will have six successful community enterprises in operation