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FABULOUS INNOVATIONS LIMITED

We are committed towards eradicating Malaria in Uganda through a Social Business Model.

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What problem does the idea help to solve and how does your solution work? (2,000 characters maximum)

In Uganda, children below five years are the most affected with malaria. According to the Ministry of Health(Uganda), currently 90% of 100,000 recorded malaria deaths in Uganda are children, especially in rural areas who cant access hospitals. The majority of people in rural communities are turning to enterprise as way to solving their problems. Fabulous innovations exists to contribute to the fight against malaria by using a designed social venture that targets infants, pregnant women, the elderly and tourists as our clients who can afford our products. We do this through the manufacture of locally organic mosquito repellent products such as soap, jelly and candles which are highly affordable by the lower rural class customers for home consumption.Our value proposition is rooted in our capacity to organically produce environmentally friendly and highly affordable products such as mosquito repellent candles, soap and jelly for a clientele of mostly children,pregnant mothers and the elderly living below the poverty line. We are positioned in the local community to understand the problems of our customers the poor with whom we create vertical farms in which our team plants citronella, pepper mint, lemon grass from which we extract essential oils that repel mosquitoes to make consumable products that we sell on the local market. Our presence in the local communities and deeply rooted relationships with our customers have significantly allowed us to design our products with constant participation of our final beneficiaries through a design process that collects information and data that informs our idealization .We are committed towards eradicating Malaria in Uganda through a Social Business Model. Our faganic products reduce malaria deaths by up to 20% in the first five years of usage mainly among children living in rural communities. Through our product and active malaria sensitization campaign, we are changing the world one sale at a time, for every client who uses.

Geography of focus (500 characters)

Our implementation plan is designed to take our target population of 100 women in Nyanama through a year long mentorship business boot camp where they get a chance to learn deep understanding of internationally recommended ideas to starting a social venture, aspects such as idealization, prototyping, testing and participation of their potential clients to give feedback on the product/service development. The ultimate goal of this design boot camp is to expose our 100 beneficiaries to aspects.

Building Bridges: What bridge does your idea build between people on the move and neighbors towards a shared future of stability and promise? (500 characters)

We are generating revenue by diversifying and adopting our pricing strategy to the market class. Presently our low income earners are buying our fabganic soap at 1.5 USD and the high income earners pay for the soap at 4USD. This gives us varying profit margins from selling to different clients. In addition our social business model enables us to economically sustainably provide cross-financed affordable organic mosquito repellent soap and malaria sensitization to rural communities through high-

What human need is your idea solving for? (1,000 characters)

Fabganic is leveraging an everyday consumer product to fight Malaria, one of Africa’s biggest killers. All African families use soap almost on a daily basis and with organic and locally sourced mosquito repellent ingredients Fabganic soap is a certified medical product rural mothers with children can afford through subsidies from sales to the tourism sector in East Africa. Awareness campaigns support the efforts in sensitizing rural communities on the causes The ultimate outcome of Nyanama Business women's boot camp is to expose 100 women residents of Nyanama sub county to concepts of using design thinking to develop sustainable social ventures that create Jobs for the many in Nyanama and uganda at large. Our target beneficiary population is 100 but we expect a capstone experience for our beneficiaries to spread knowledge of what they've gained from participating in our business boot camp to impact other women with business ideas in the community who will not make it to our program.

What will be different within the community of focus as a result of implementing your idea? (1,000 characters)

Nyanama women business boot camp is designed target 100 Ugandan women between the ages of 18-30 living permanently in Nyanama sub county. Our recruitment process will look out for high school drop outs, single mothers and generally women with different sexual orientations but with a business idea. We hope to advertise in local faith based organizations, churches, mosques and in public places using posters calling interested persons to submit their name and contacts. We anticipate working with a diverse beneficiary population so we will select women with different strengths and experiences both educationally but also enterprise wide. We do understand that there are women who may not necessarily have a degree or pursuing one but with an interesting business venture many can learn from.

What is the inspiration behind your idea? (1,000 characters)

In Uganda, children below five years are the most affected with mOur monitoring and evaluation plan will look at assessing the key learning points of our beneficiaries by sharing printed out survey in the local language and in English language. We will gather information by asking participants to fill out our designated questionnaire that will answer in about 20 minutes. We will additionally hire an translator to guide the participants in the evaluation room to respond to the questionnaires with full understanding and accuracy. Some of the questions we will include in our evaluation phase include; How do you rate the facilitator's presentation on a scale, What level is your business idea, is it at the idea stage, prototyping stage or growth stage? This will assist us in grouping participants with the right people to forge partnerships with. Our program will also conduct a venture speed dating whether participants get talk about their project to external judges so that they understand.

Describe the dynamics of the community in which the idea is to be implemented. (1,000 characters)

The ultimate outcome of Nyanama Business women's boot camp is to expose 100 women residents of Nyanama sub county to concepts of using design thinking to develop sustainable social ventures that create Jobs for the many in Nyanama and uganda at large. Our target beneficiary population is 100 but we expect a capstone experience for our beneficiaries to spread knowledge of what they've gained from participating in our business boot camp to impact other women with business ideas in the community who will not make it to our program.

How does your idea leverage and empower community strengths and assets to help create an environment for success? (1,000 characters)

Nyanama sub county is a suburb outside kampala district with a population between 100,000 to 150,000 majority of whom are living off hand offs and basically sustaining a life of hand to mouth. The lack of skills by Nyanama's occupants has resulted into the burgeoning unemployment of young people. Majority of these young people constitute young women taking up upto 55% of the community population. It is imperative to enforce the urgency of skills development for young women, the ideal solution should be implemented and rooted deeply in the community to emphasize ownership of business solutions in the community. Our organization Fabulous Innovations has developed a unique business boot camp that will bring together a cohort of young women to gain skills in social venture development, but most importantly focusing on systems change and mindset transformation to enable our participants engage in and be exposed to Internationally recognized practices for empowering women.

What other partners or stakeholders will work alongside you in implementing the idea, if any? (1,000 characters)

We are considering partnering with Bussi Community solutions that solely focuses on skills development of rural Ugandan women to provide in-kind support to our project implementation plan. Memprow Uganda is registered locally and entirely focuses on mentoring young women through their skills development program and additionally to advocate for sexual rights of women and girls in uganda. We are pursuing a strategic partnership with the U.S mission uganda to provide us with space for training using their state of art workshop training facility and finally a local collaborative partnership with Evelyne's wondershop, a women led business venture that we believe will be willing to provide us with training volunteers and materials we may need during our community project workshop programming.

What part of the displacement journey is your solution addressing

  • Being on the move, crossing borders, and/or temporarily settled

Tell us how you'd describe the type of innovation you are proposing

  • Channel: A new way to deliver existing products or services to customers or end users

Idea Proposal Stage

  • Pilot: We have started to implement the idea as a whole with a first set of real users. The feasibility of an innovation is tested in a small-scale and real world application (i.e. 3-15% of the target population)

Group or Organization Name

FABULOUS INNOVATIONS LIMITED

Tell us more about your group or organization [or lived experience as a displaced person?] (1000 characters)

Irene Tinka holds a masters of business administration with specific focus on financial management and with her skills in financial management in preparing financial reports. Masitula Nakandi has four years experience handling organization and management of events of the organisation. She has wide experience in monitoring and evaluation of events to ensure that the projects have sustainable impact on the community Monica Tayebwa with five years experience advocating for women's rights will ensure that the project implementation plan takes into consideration aspects of women rights and the economic empowerment.

Website URL:

https://www.trepup.com/fabganicsrepellent

Type of submitter

  • We are a For-Profit Startup or Startup Social Enterprise

Organization Headquarters: Country

NYANAMA-ZANNA ROAD KAMPALA

Organization Headquarters: City / State

KAMPALA

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Hello there,

Greetings.

Thank you very much. How your idea empower the displaced people or Wellcome community to support refugees?

Thank you Temba

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Thank you for your response, Fabulous innovations was established in 2014 as a profit making social venture that exists to equip women and girls with entrepreneurial training to improve their economic opportunities to succeed. Our mission is a community of locally rooted and globally cognizant feminist entrepreneurs who are passionate and readily embracing entrepreneurship as a means of eradicating poverty . Since our inception we have worked with four women led professional startups to implement community outreach projects educating and training local women to start enterprise.Historically we have worked with organizations such as Memprow Uganda, Oribags Innovations limited, Eco pads and Women Smiles Uganda in the capacity of skills training and venture showcasing for sales. In our interactions we've been able to train over 200 women farmers to start up sustainable agribusiness projects and interacted with over 500 other potential customers and partners during exhibitions. This exposure has revealed to us the great need to economically empower women through enterprise development to respond to the unemployment crisis in Nyanama sub county and Uganda at large.
so with the refugees and the displaced people we are accountable to train them social survival skills, entrepreneurship skills, leadership skills and reproductive health skills, and journey with them on how to survive, for example we train liquid soap, bathing soap, paper bag making, brickets making, shampoo making, candle making,craft making, where we also out source market for the products made to make a living for them selves. we are ready to empower the displaced and refugees and make them family of fabulous innovations.

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