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 economic opportunity.
What has been the impact of your solution to date?
a pilot project titled “ Fair trade and safe workplace for Waste Pickers sustainable livelihoods” has already kicked off with a small seed fund from Hilden Charitable Fund UK) The pilot project provides for a collection place where scavengers can weigh their merchandise, clean the plastic wastes for higher payments and building their capacity to minimise waste associated health risks through provision of uncontaminated drinking water, a bath place, a rest area to contain health hazards by washing hands and bathing with antiseptics. 39 waste pickers now receive realistic payments for their clean plastic wastes, are able to meet rent costs and demonstrate a healthy living.
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
we aim to raise the income of over 1500 people, to be able to rent houses, send their children to school and meet costs of managing their health.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
Bank data linking and technology arrangements wound hinder the sucess of our project however, changemakers has already provided for this incase of selection of the project
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