If your venture is not yet break-even or generating a surplus from sales, how are you covering the financial gap currently? What are your plans for breaking even in the future?
Yes we have not broken even yet, because our space is very small so it is difficult to get more hands on board, but we seek for donations and sponsorships from organizations to buy raw materials, we also use a lot of natural and local materials which is very cheap and affordable. This month we tried to involve the Assembly men and women representatives in the communities that we operate in to lease us free lands to work on for at least 3 years.
Tell us about your partnerships. What partnerships are critical for your solution’s success? How are you forming these partnerships?
We value Partnerships with Organizations and People in the arts and crafts industry because we want to build customers and make most of the worlds home items whiles bringing a new life to those who make those things.We also need partnerships with committed individuals who can link us with International partners to support us build this Centre.Through Conferences and Social Media platforms we communicate to potential organizations and people.
What, if any, corporate partners have you worked with regarding your solution? What is the nature of your relationship with these corporate partners (e.g. career/internship placement of your participants, financial sponsorship or donations, program development, etc.)
Currently we are in Partnership with Reach for Change Africa, a Sweden based NGO that gives us salary funding to help us work full time on this venture.