The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Best Ideas 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.

Lifting People and Nations Microfinance

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Explain your idea in details:

We would like to enhance accesible financial services in the form of agricultural inputs. This will also increase the participation of women and youths in agricultural lending activies thereby reducing poverty and unemployment. Make sure people take farming as a business because it also greatly contributes to the development of an economy. In the long run we want topromote the savings culture among communities so that they can be sustainable and also run their own enterprises whereby financial literacy and entrepreneurship will be taught to the communities. The health and nutritional status of the people will be also raised because they will be producing their own natural foods for consumption and sale. The group lending approach will be used to give the financial assistance because they can guarantee each other and avoid stringent conditions offered by banks. The financial products should be affordable to the community because this is meant to uplift them. Most SDGs are taken into consideration by the fact that when communities have money they educate their children and they also can provide clean sanitation for their families thereby reducing deaths and illnesses.

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Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

The idea is supposed to have a positive impact in the communities because when they are financially included they can improve their lives and also that of the community. Deaths, illnesses, school dropouts, poverty and idleness is greatly reduced among the community thereby funds for development are channeled to other sources like building dams unlike feeding the community. The impact can be measured by the number of reduced school dropouts, food assistance programs, impartation of financial knowledge to other counterparts, increased number of successful productive projects that continue to grow even when funding is no longer available to them. The increased number of different value chain deliveries to the market and formation of commodity associations that can help in advocating for better prices for their commodities. After twelve months of successful operation, the positive impact will be noticed in the community. There will also be increased cash flows in households and an increase in the family assets purchased for example increase in cattle herd. The number of successful savings groups that continue to bring development for its members can also be used to measure the level of financial literacy levels reached.

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Plans for implementation and sustainability

The business model is about financing of agriculture, on farm( example horticluture, maize or soya beans) and off farm (example small livestock- goats, pigs and poultry) projects. Prospective clients will be given loans which will be repaid back after a certain cycle depending on the supported value chain, for example repayment for maize is after nine months and for poultry - broilers it is after eight weeks. Clients will also get training in financial literacy, entreprenuership and farming as a business before they get their loans. Loans will be given to those who have the experience and infrastructure for each value chain. Theywill also be required to form groups of minimum five clients and pay a small commitment fee which forms part of their loan. Currently we do not have any source of finance and we are looking for funding so that our idea becomes a reality and we can also be able to help the community this way. Collaborators include the Ministry of Agriculture - extension workers and the ministry of Livestock - extension workers, community leadership and other government stakeholders who are into development of farmers.

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Your profile

l am a female aged 33 and grew up in a rural setting whereby the idea to develop my community came to me because l noticed many people are not prospering not because they do not have the knowledge on how to farm, but they lack the financial resources that they can use to elevate their businesses. This is mostly because the extension workers are put into communities to grow the knowledge base of farmers but if there are no resources then it will all be in vain. The rural community is mostly constituted by women and youths and they are greatly sidelined by big banks when it comes to collateral issues thereby depriving them of development. When you fund a woman, you have funded a family, you have funded a community and you have funded a nation. l completed my secondary education and usually attend seminars by other entrepreneurs on how they have managed to survive and this provides an inspiration to me.

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June 24, 2019 07:32

Hello! Vote #8

Nice to see your project in Entrepreneurship Campus community! Let's continue supporting each other with votes and comments! =)

My project is to facilitate reintegration of the vulnerable people into society, by encouraging entrepreneurship and job creation, through an Ecological Community.
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/13160/

Have a great day!

June 23, 2019 08:59

Hello! Vote #7

Nice to see your project in Entrepreneurship Campus community! Let's continue supporting each other with votes and comments! =)

My project is to facilitate reintegration of the vulnerable people into society, by encouraging entrepreneurship and job creation, through an Ecological Community.
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/13160/

Have a great sunday

June 22, 2019 16:35

Good morning

Am back again. How are you finding time around the campus platform so far?

Lets keep supporting each other through teamwork. Have a great weekend..

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June 22, 2019 04:42

Hello!! Vote #6

I hope your project is one of the finalists of "Best Ideas 2019" in General Competition.

I count on your support for the Ecological Community PopulAction as one of the Best Ideas 2019 in Youth Competition!
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/13160/

My project is to facilitate reintegration of the vulnerable people into society, by encouraging entrepreneurship and job creation, through an Ecological Community.

June 16, 2019 08:18

Hi, I apologize, I have not been active on campus for some days now but am back now and will vote every idea that has left a comment or message for me if you have not done so, please check it out and leave a comment quickly to get two votes today thank you https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/?
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June 15, 2019 10:58

vote 4

TODAY IS ANOTHER DAY to support on this amazing opinion lets make a change that will benefit the entire world . all the best

kindly let continue with the support

Regards
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June 14, 2019 12:16

Hi dear,
its another beautiful day of voting, I believe sustained efforts and your creativity will pay off, on and off this platform. keep doing what you do and all the best
EkJ-edUnify
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June 14, 2019 12:14

Hi dear,
its another beautiful day of voting, I believe sustained efforts and your creativity will pay off, on and off this platform. keep doing what you do and all the best
EkJ-edUnify
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June 13, 2019 23:12

I am here again to support on this amazing opinion lets make a change that will benefit the entire world . all the best

kindly let continue with the support

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June 13, 2019 23:12

I am here again to support on this amazing opinion lets make a change that will benefit the entire world . all the best

kindly let continue with the support

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June 13, 2019 19:52

Hello

Well done and i wish you all the best in this competition and implementation of your idea. Let continue supporting each other through votes and comments. You can read my idea too "Waste papers recycling to useful products' and support it with a vote and comment https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/members/tumainisimon/ideas/my-ideas/14251/

June 10, 2019 22:30

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June 9, 2019 23:22

Your idea has the potential to change the world as we know it. keep working on it, comment on my idea and i will be sure to vote you tomorrow, well done https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/

June 9, 2019 23:21

Your idea has the potential to change the world as we know it. keep working on it, comment on my idea and i will be sure to vote you tomorrow, well done https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/

June 7, 2019 17:11

Hi Lynnet,

Splendid; really awesome. I read through your idea and the impact roadmap plan you already have for your idea to make a huge impact on Sustainable Development Goals. In solidarity for your idea and as a way to show support for the work you do, I left you a vote. So, it is a new day, new hope and new persistence. I just voted for your idea; keep pushing. Please do reciprocate my vote and comment via this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/24/13054

I got your back 24/7 - let us continue to support one another through vote and comment.

Bibieandrea: Daring to be different by being the change that inspires others!

June 7, 2019 09:53

Hi, I see your idea is quite impactful, Keep making modifications until its perfect. if you can leave a comment on my idea, i know you are active and when i come back online i will vote you. well done. kindly vote too if you can. https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/

June 5, 2019 21:39

Hello

Your idea is wonderful, well done and i wish you all the best.You can read my idea too "Waste papers recycling to useful products' and support it with a comment and vote https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/members/tumainisimon/ideas/my-ideas/14251/

June 5, 2019 19:32

Hi, Lynnet,

Keep impacting lives through your project and lifting your community off from affliction. Well done. You are my number fan and I voted for you.

Also, you can do well to support, vote and comment on my idea at https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/24/13054

Together, we can be the change that we seek so drastic through our actions.

June 4, 2019 00:24

You have my vote!! I am Impressed!!! truly amazing the way how you plan to solve social and economic problems through critical thinking, keep up.

If you may, please take a look at my ideia which is in the BEST IDEAS category.

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/15064/

Let us make a difference in the world!

June 3, 2019 18:20

It's a beautiful day to vote, since it's a a new week, plus i will vote for your idea, kindly vote mine on your next activation. if you vote mine, kidly drrop a comment and ill make sure to vote you too. Thank you.
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June 3, 2019 08:26

Hi,
Your idea is great and I hope it has a great impact.

Lets Support each other. Can you please spare some time and vote for my idea STEP (Slums' Transformation & Empowering Population) in order to support slums and alleviate poverty.

Click on this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14234/ to vote.

Thank You

Best Regards,
Haleema zia from Pakistan

May 29, 2019 07:23

Greetings,

Happy International Menstrual Hygiene Day.

Your project idea is amazing :)

We're so excited to have been nominated under the youth best ideas competition category. Kindly show your support by reading commenting and voting for us at https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/15089/

Thank you,
Natasha Sichula
HERZ CEO

May 28, 2019 10:19

Hello! My name is Laís and I love your idea and its impact on society!

My project is to facilitate reintegration of the vulnerable people into society, by encouraging entrepreneurship and job creation, through an Ecological Community.

Please visit this link to view it, comment and vote: https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/13160/

Let me get your feedback so that I will also vote for you. Thank you