Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?
Our recipients are proud of us because of how we helped them to possess a valuable tool in their life; from school leaders to students they consider us as solution of their issues for long time ago; and they like to talk about us when they with others in meeting, workshops ect. There is no other reason to value us except happiness from our activities. We use selected pilot schools in which we installed plants in with our budget to help us to know more about biogas through learning visits and workshops
Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?
The prize money will help us to select new pilot schools in other districts in which we will install biogas plants and other school in that district will learn from them and decide to install, too; according to our operational plan it is time to expand to another new district but we don’t have budget for now, this is a challenge because if we don’t find it will delay the project and our objectives won’t be achieved as planned. With publicity many international funders will know about us and may fund our project or help us to grow through different ways like training and workshops; And we will be known by other same field organizations around the world so that we share experiences and learn from them that will help us to improve our project
Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered
In 2010 after two years of university we started a beekeeping enterprise that had an objective of providing my community with good quality honey to use but also help HIV orphans students to find school fees and school materials; we worked in that time with Rwanda Village Concept Project; after 3 years this enterprise was producing $10,000- $11,000 annually and now it produces $14,000- $ 14,800 annually; it helps 987 orphans in high schools
Are you are eligible to attend the Accelerator event in Cambridge and subsequent events in London, UK in January, 2015?