Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
The Village Banking is a tried and tested model that was developed by the award-winning Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus .We are customizing it the rural African village setting that is the reason we renamed it as the "Enhanced Village Banking System" . Since most rural communities are primarily involved in farming, they will be trained on basic financial literacy and business management and encourage to invest the loans in agric business.There are several benefits that our system has, besides empowering farmers, the Enhanced Village Banking System will also help in building stronger communal ties which will help to ensure peace and stability of the communities and the country.
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
We have been working with communities and have seen how the lives of many individuals have been transformed by our projects. In summer 2015, our organization provided 135 local farmers with millet seeds for planting during the rainy season, the presentation was attended the by the Chief of the district and the member of Parliament for the region. In the same year, we also provided 75 women vegetable gardeners with vegetable seeds for a community garden that is operated by women in Wassu, The Gambia. Less than a year after the organization was founded, our projects have directly impacted over 200 households and more 1600 individuals over the summer of 2015. Our future project - Impact Project, has the potential to benefit more than 2,500 households throughout the Gambia, some 20,000 people in the next three years alone.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
In terms of growth, our long term goal is for the Enhanced Village Banking System to reach even the most remote village in The Gambia , and every country in Africa. We are working to ensure that our project's impact will have a rippling effect, to empower people, so that they can also empower other people. In the next decade we plan to have locations in other countries to serve poor rural communities. In moving the Impact Project, we know that we will have to create partnerships not just in The Gambia but also in other parts of the world to make it easy to reach the most deserving people.