Scaling the Solution: How do you intend to scale your activities over the next two years (e.g., reach new markets, diversify solutions, etc.)? What will make this possible?
ORGA Farm found with a group of three people in humanity project planning to help the villagers before they will be trapped into the vicious cycle of contract farming. In a year, our team grow up to 8 people and also include many partners in such as a voluntary consultant from ERM company, UNDP, and local agriculture university. In two years, we plan to expand our business in both dimensions. To illustrate, we plan to increase organic farmers in the village and also expand to new village in every villages we will have humanity project from now on. Thus, we will have more variety of products from many places. In each village, we will have a local coordinator who will be our trainer too so that we can create a multiplier effect through them.
Financial Sustainability: What is your business model to ensure financial sustainability?
To start the business, we use our own money. However, within 6 months, we will gain more than 70,000 THB, which is enough to run the farm and even expend to other villages. In the long run, as we found a market gap and our products can go beyond target customer's expectation, our customer is increasing dramatically. We also have a plan to expand our production line to honey and household goods such as soap, which will attract more new customers.
Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
I have been organising more than 20 humanity projects and 15 environmental projects in half decade from being a participant until a club president. As a result, I gained a lot of experiences on how to successfully manage the project. For academic, I got top score in my final project, 100% in final exam of environmental economic and negotiation champion in world negotiation class, which I gained lots of negotiation and problem solving skills.