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Making essential things cheaper so that everyone is happy

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Since people are being laid of jobs or not being able to be paid as much as they were, people are getting low or tight on their money. If business make the essential things cheaper like Hand sanitizer, soap, TP, disinfecting wipes, all of the sanitary items and food, more people will be able to buy more, which brings in more money because it is bringing even more customers in because of the price changes. This would also have to have the factories produce a lot more products but even business like Kroger, Target, Walmart, Kmart, and etc.., they could make homemade things like soap, or hand sanitizer with their unused products if they have any. They can also make homemade mask for employees and customers that are shopping to ensure their safety.

What is the need are you focusing on?

The need that i am focusing on is mainly the poor. Poor people or more likely to get the virus because they don't have money to keep buying the expensive products and get things like treatment or proper medication. Also the Homeless. Homeless people don't have a home so they are exposed to it every single day. if stores made things cheaper, everyone could get supplies.

Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Identifying a gap that needs to be addressed

Describe the business pivot or adaptation in 3-4 sentences.

Something that my girlfriend and i have been doing are making masks. We have made masks for our families and we plan on making more. Even if we don't produce a lot we give them out for free. If we keep sharing that we are doing this more and more people will create their own mask and it will just keep spreading.

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • I plan to share with an implementing organization

Describe the impact that this solution will create in the world.

The impact it will have it will make everyone have the essential material that they need to help prevent them from getting the virus.

What is your profession?

I am a senior in high school

Where are you located (country)?

United States of America

Where are you located (region)?

  • North America

Do you need help building partnerships and finding partners?

  • No

What do you think are the main barriers to implementing this solution?

To see if companies would actually do this because they think they would lose money.

If you are currently working on a pivot, what have you learned so far?

Working on something very big and creative is very difficult

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