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 supply chains, Access to economic opportunity.
What has been the impact of your solution to date?
Our project reached 9000 producers in its pilot phase, and each of them obtained an increase of its earnings comprised between 25 and 150 Euros a year. To sell at the right price at the right moment: that is the advice and the added-value of N'kâlo Consulting, who sent more than 400 000 informative text messages. That is why we believe our project can enable the producers to seize the best economic opportunities. This service is also a tool enabling a major sustainability and transparency in the supply channels: the information especially processed to adapt the producers’ reality is a proof of transparency for the global market.
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
We believe we will be reaching 12 000 producers in 2012, 20 000 in 2013 and 50 000 in 2004. To increase our impact we would also like to extend our service to other type of farming productions as to offer a more global advice to small farmers. Moreover, we are planning on the implementation of a low price standing charge to secure the financing of our service.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
The major obstacles are:
- The transmission of market analysis skills within the N’Kalô local team.
- The reliability of the technologies used and the quality of the telecommunications signals.
- The creation of intermediaries to the service and the associated marketing.
- The strengthening of our presence by the producers’ side to ensure a real trust in the service and to stimulate collective marketing strategies.
Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
Objectifs à 6 mois : Intégrer 20 000 producteurs au Service N'kalô, dont 4000 femmes
Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone
Développer le service sur d'autres filières et pays