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FRUIT CART CHAIN FOR DISABLED VENDORS.

The Orchard Garden aims to use fruit vending chain to address the number of disabled beggars scattered in Dar es Salaam city, Tanzania.

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What problem does your idea solve?

Challenge:
The city is littered with disabled adults who think charity is a means of survival. This brings so much burden to the society and also a backward mentality that hinders economic development of the country as a whole. We also have a number of informal fruit vendors in our streets but with a lack of support and a formal working business model, most incur loss and will never realize growth in their businesses.

Opportunity:
Provide work and education for disabled individuals.

Explain your idea

FRUIT VENDING CHAIN COMPANY.

The Orchard Garden is a start-up business that will be selling fresh fruits and fresh fruit products in Dar es Salaam city.
Fruits will be obtained directly from farms or farmers markets. Then distributed to vendors ( PHYSICAL DISABLED), who will sell them, including other fresh fruit products. The unsold fruits will then be returned to the warehouse for processes like drying and sweetening then returned to the market. The gross profit obtained from the sells will then be distributed among the company and particular vendor.

Education will also be provided to the vendors and every other worker in the company, to enable them to build their lives.

 With a rapidly developing consumer brand and growing customer base that will be encouraged to live a healthy lifestyle in addition to Innovation System of vending and quality products the company will also provide home delivery fresh fruits, fresh fruits gift packages, Street vending carts and indoor spaces vending machines.

Who benefits?

Beneficiaries:
1) Physically Disabled individuals above 18 years old in Dar es Salaam and later as the Business grows to other African Cities.
2) Families of the disabled vendors.
3) Customers in cities who value clean products, at convenient places and time.
4) Community as we promote environmental cleanliness. For every station to be established, The Orchard Garden will work to facilitate the improvement of the cleanliness of the neighboring area (30 meter radius).

How is your idea unique?

1) Enables all vendors working in the Company to establish their lives by providing initial support and education. Establishing in them a sense of INDEPENDENCE and SELF-RELIANCE.
2) Excellent services to the community with Clean and fresh fruits and a clean work environment.
3) Elimination of the loss of fruits through decay by natural food processes of drying and sweetening, bringing about another products in the market.

Tell us more about you

My name is Emmayana Auguli a graduate of Landscape Architecture from Ardhi University, with a startup social enterprise called THE ORCHARD GARDEN. I am currently working with street vendors to identify their problems, provide solutions and provide education. The business is based in Dar es Salaam. I am looking for collaborators and this is the company I am building and wholly devoted to.

What are some of your unanswered questions about the idea?

1) Can I make profit by also including lower middle class individuals as my customers?
2) Is partnership a good idea for a social enterprise (I don't have a partner to work with)?

Where will your idea be implemented?

  • Tanzania

Experience in Implementation Country(ies)

  • No, not yet.

Expertise in Sector

  • I've not yet worked in a sector related to my idea but am excited to learn more.

Organizational Status

  • We are a registered for-profit company (including social enterprises).

Idea Maturity

  • Research & Early Testing: I am exploring my idea, gathering the inspiration and information I need to test it.

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Photo of Peg
Team

Wouldn't it be great to link this idea to disabled farmers who are producing fruit so that the chain of benefits impact even more disabled people, not just the vendors

Photo of emmayana auguli
Team

Hello Peg,
Thank you so much for the contribution. Creating a value chain where by most of the farmers or other workers are also disabled is something to work on and implement. Furthermore most disabled individuals haven't had the opportunity to inherit farms in rural areas thus will miss out on the opportunity. On the other hand, an alternative solution like City fruit gardens and green houses can be established where by disabled individuals can work, partner and own these assets.

Photo of emmayana auguli
Team

Hello Peg,
Thank you so much for the contribution. Creating a value chain where by most of the farmers or other workers are also disabled is something to work on and implement. Furthermore most disabled individuals haven't had the opportunity to inherit farms in rural areas thus will miss out on the opportunity. On the other hand, an alternative solution like City fruit gardens and green houses can be established where by disabled individuals can work, partner and own these assets.

Photo of Peg
Team

Hi, yes a dream to focus on for the future. Send a Cow works with farmers who are disabled and have access to land and with our training and support can grow vegetables and fruit, but we are not currently in Tanzania.  

Photo of Ashley Tillman
Team

Hi Emmayana,

We are excited for your contribution to this Challenge. To help get you started, here's a document with some tips for creating your post: https://challenges.openideo.com/blog/anatomy-of-a-challenge-idea

Also don't forget to check out the Challenge Criteria http://bit.ly/2nkRpYz!

Looking forward to seeing how your concept evolves!