Cooking workshoop for couples under infertility treatments

Cooking workshoop for couples under infertility treatments

HOLON, IsraelHOLON, Israel
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.

The project of a cooking workshop to support patients under infertility treatments is unique and we are the only association that use it in this manner - 4 hours cooking meetings for infertile couples. The rate of success double itself and it was the best result we could offer.

The only problem we face is the budget for more groups.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Infertility treatments may take few years and it is hard and frastrating to do it over and over again. The patietns need emotional support but shay to come.

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

The cooking work shop made patient participate including hasbands.
Impact: How does it Work

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

8 meetings, twice a month. 4 hours each meeting with a CHEFF.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

The impact was in the media and for other petiens that wish to participate.

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Long term. For the coming 5 years to add 3 groups every year.

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

We do not have competition but we struggle for our budget.

Founding Story

Inorder to overcome shyness of infertile patients need for emotional support.
Organization Name

CHEN - Patient Fertility Association

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Explain what the "innovation" is about, e.g., is it the idea and/or the model you use to accomplish the idea, or your understanding of the target population, etc.?

The idea is to support patients under infertility treatments. It is hard and long term and frastrating. But more over it is a shame and patoetns did not come to a support groups. So we found a solution by oening a cooking workshop instead.

Describe how your innovation model is distinct from any other organization in your field?

We are the only NGO in the field.

What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?

The target was answered directly and the rate of success was 60% more than double than the national rate.

How do you make sure you constantly innovate in light of (potential) external challenges, or your growth plan?

With the bidget needed we can do that many years.

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Business Model
The systemic challenge you are trying to overcome (select one)

Bring accessible healthcare to communities in emerging markets

Health area (target market) where the need is [select only one]

Maternal care

Categories along the health continuum you are covering [select all that apply]

Long-term care.

Stage that best applies to your solution [select only one]

Established (past the previous stages and has demonstrated success)

Core strategies of your business model [select all that apply]

Patient-centered design.

If other, specify here:
Most relevant tools you are using to implement the strategies outlined above [select only two]


If other, specify here:
What is your value proposition?

The value is creating new happy families.

Who is your customer(s)?
What approaches to you use to reach your customers?

Media and the In Vitro Fertilitzation (IVF) clinics all over the country.

What are your primary activities?

To support infertilae patietns and prevnt infertility in youth.

What other challenges - individual, organizational, or environmental – are you currently facing or might hinder future success of your business, and how do you plan to overcome those?

Only budget.

Briefly describe your growth strategy going forward

We wish to apply to 15% more donators and founders every year.

What dimensions for growth are you currently targeting for your innovation [select all that apply]

New regions(s).

What makes your business "ready" for growth?

The rate of success of the last group - 60%.

What are your key growth objectives?

to get budget and to create every year 3 more groups.

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Social Impact
What methods for quantification of social impact are you applying (if at all)?

add more groups for the benefit of the patietns.

Could your solution work in other geographies or regions? If so, where?

yes easily - globally.

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

Theimpact will be more succes patents to create happy family with a baby.

Elaborate on your current financing strategy

The strategy is to deepent our donations.

Share of revenue generation in total income of organization (in percent)

about 10%

Direct sales to patients or other beneficiaries (in percent)

We lecture and we almost double it last year - about 90%

Of the possible sources of these sales listed below, check all that apply to your current strategy

Patients, Private businesses.

Licensing fees, e.g., for technology/franchise model (in percent)
Of the possible sources of these licensing opportunities listed below, check all that apply to your current strategy

Foundations, Private businesses.

Service contract with organizations, e.g., government, NGOs (in percent)
Of the possible sources of the service contracts listed below, check all that apply to your current strategy

Foundations, Private businesses.

Explain your revenue generation strategy in more detail

We enlarge our donation last year with 15% and we wish it to continiue.

Share of philanthropy in total income of organization (in percent)


Philanthrophy strategies you are using

Single strategy.

Explain your philanthropic approach in more detail

We apply to companies in the pharma field and aexpend it to other fiesld since everybody wants children to be born.

Expand on your selections; explain how you will sustain funding over the next 1-3 years.

Working hard and add more companies to our donators list. Applying to more foundations.

Years in Operation

Operating 1-5 years

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

The Holom Mayor award 2011


Ofra Balaban's picture

CHEN - Patient fertility Association is preparing the next cooking workshop and need more budget for it. Kindly assis us and donate. Every coin will do.