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Drobeta Turnu Severin, RomaniaRomania
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

We aim to improve the quality of women lives by offering personal and professional development programes.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Living in a society where a woman can hardly develop a business because a low level of education, lack of capital but more important the absence of know how. There are in our regions women who make their living by selling handmade objects but they do it at a very small level because there isn't a market place for this kind of objects and also because they do not have marketing education. One of the biggest danger for this situation is the risk of a cultural disapearance because the young women don't manifest their interest in learning a handicraft that is not profitable. The Romanian family is still financial dependent on the man of the house because the woman can not be a good provider for her family.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

We intend to create a virtual platform where women can have access to an account in order to put up for sell their products. In the first part of the programme there will be a training in order to teach them how to use the platform and maintenance elements. A second part will consist on delivering to them marketing tools in order to promote their business online and get more customers. The last stage of the project consists on delivering a teaching programme focused on how to use social media in order to increase their business.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Developing the platform Organizing the 3 stages of education plan Workshops for practical assistance

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

In our region the online activity for local producer is totally absent.

Founding Story

For me the "AHA!" moment was when I realized that platforms like facebook can bring thousands of subscribers in a very short period if you make public you thoughts and interests.
About You
mehedinteanca association
About You
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About Your Organization
Organization Name

mehedinteanca association

Organization Country

, MH

Country where this project is creating social impact

, MH, Drobeta Turnu Severin

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How long has your organization been operating?

1‐5 years

Has the organization received awards or honors? Please tell us about them

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How long have you been in operation?

Still in idea phase, but looking to launch soon

Which of the following best describes the barrier(s) your innovation addresses? Choose up to two

Access, Cost.

Social Impact
What solution(s) does your initiative address to better the lives of girls and women by leveraging technology? (select all applicable)

Access to technology, Access to education/training, Access to economic opportunity.

What has been the impact of your solution to date?

-10 online shops for women entrepreneurs
- being a part of an online community
- promotion of local products
- increase the number of their clients and their turnover
- 3 trainings
- 3 workshops
- a network for local businesses

What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?

Our projects aims to help people to be open to the online environment in order not to be so afraid of using a computer or modern instruments for today's business. We also focus on promoting our local products worldwide in order to develop tourism and to maintain our cultural legacy for the future generations.

What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?

- reluctance to use a computer
- low degree of familiarity with the online environment
- traditionalism
- absence of models ( there are no examples in our area that can be brought as an example)
- poor infrastructure in the IT&C domain

Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact

Delivering quality services

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your six-month milestone
Task 1

Promotion for the platform on national and international level

Task 2

Selecting experienced trainers

Task 3

Using the best instruments for online environment

Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone

Creating professionals in the online environment

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your 12-month milestone
Task 1

A realistic selection of participants

Task 2

Evaluation and monitoring every stage

Task 3

Transformation from disciple to mentor

Tell us about your partnerships

We developed one Local Action Group that is a public private partnership between 21 public institutions and 42 private bodies. Its aim is to improve the quality of rural communities by giving them access, support and finance to develop their own small projects.

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