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.
One job for Each woman
Explain your idea in details:
Poverty is not an incurable disease but only depends on how you want to get out of this poverty. Today, young graduates find it difficult to find employment and as a result most engage in despicable acts such as violence, crime, etc. As part of the fight against this poverty in general and for women in particular, the project idea "One Job for each woman" is set up by the young graduates of the University with the main objectives: To fight against poverty in creating jobs for young women who suffer from household socio-economic inequalities. The main activities are : - production of sisal - transformation of sisal into fiber -transformation of fibers into wicks - packaging - commercialization Innovative approaches consist in making sisal wicks that are renewable materials and therefore contribute to the protection of the environment unlike the currently used locks that are not made of petroleum products that are not recyclable.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Sustainable development is a conception of economic growth that is part of a long-term perspective and integrates constraints related to the environment and the functioning of society. This project has a direct target and an immediate impact on the population. It will generate profits for the promoters, for the population employed as labor, for the sellers of the various cities of the country, and for the State via the collection of taxes which in return contribute to the economic growth of the country. The wicks made from sisal is a renewable material. It is a project that addresses the reduction of poverty in the community that is a current need without destroying the environment that is a scarce resource of the future generation.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
1. customer segment: To sell the product in large quantities, we intend to create several customer segments in the different provinces of the country and in the trading centers. 2. Value Proposition: Sisal locks are a locally manufactured product and therefore will be produced at a lower cost than the one currently on the market. The character of renewability will make our product preferable to the market. Distribution channels: In order to reach a large number of customers, sales shops will be established in different parts of the country's cities to also increase the number of jobs to those most in need. To reduce transport costs, the place to the magnitudes is reserved to obtain directly the product in the company. 4. customer relations: to make our customers come back, discounts are granted for those who obtain supplies in large quantities and frequently. 5. Revenue source: Expected revenues are based on volume sold. 6. Resources: Human resources are all at work and have sufficient skills to make the project a success. The financial resources used so far are specific to the project promoters but remain insufficient in relation to financial needs. No physical resources belonging to the promoters. 7.activities: cutting and transformation of sisal fiber, transformation of fiber into wicks, packaging, and commercialization. 8.Partners: raw material providers are already informed of the request for this subject. The "King of the Onion cooperative" is a partner in the technical side of entrepreneurship and innovation. 9. cost structure: the most important costs are the purchase of tools for the technical manufacture of the finished product. This step will cost around 7000 USD. It is an important stage of the project because what we do is done by hand right now.
I am a Burundian young lady aged 25. Since my childhood, I dream of being a worthy person, who stands out for his innovative qualities in society. Since high school, I dreamed of creating my own business, an idea that kept me going until the first year of university. I tried to think about developing a business idea until I found one currently to make wicks from a natural plant "Sisal". I am at the end of my university studies in management with sufficient skills in entrepreneurship and has in my hands a product already ready to be sold on the market. As today's world demands that we work in synergy, I and my fellow students have formed a team to share our ideas to maximize our chances of success. On April 27, 2019, we participated in a competition of innovative projects (for young entrepreneurs) organized for all the universities of Burundi and our team won and will participate in the final of the second edition "Light Awards" scheduled this Friday May 24 in the capital Bujumbura where products will be on display and sold to the public.