Tell us about your partnerships
We are developing partnerships with individual writers, researchers, organizations interested in sustainable development. The invitation by the High Commissioner of Lesotho in Canada to develop the nutrition project in her home community is a particular honour. Collaboration with the Agriculture Ministry and the Health Ministry is an understood principle in Lesotho, as it would be in any other country in which a project is initiated.
Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your innovation? If so, where and why?
We will approach UN bodies to spread the model officially in Somalia other Eastern African countries (refugee camps) so that the ‘crisis’ mode may be moved into ‘development’ mode and the people begin to take control over their source of food, income and health again.
Armed with statistics of the capacity to eliminate malnutrition of children and pregnant women by the ‘leaf extract’ and project model in Lesotho, we are confident the people living in the camps will take the project concepts to more permanent locations and share with others to promote prosperity for all.
What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?
An organization that functions on the principle of consultation, integrity, trust and cooperation is essential for the successful forward movement of this work. Clarity of roles of the partners and organization staff will assure efficient running of the administrative aspects.
A basic principle that characterizes the organization’s belief in prosperity based on the equality of opportunity of women and men, people of all races, classes, educational backgrounds or none, ages is understood, as is, the principle of autonomy. (the organization does not give ‘handouts’ but encourages, builds cooperation, seeks to provide microfinance and supports/educates to establish sustainable change)
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list
Collaborating with any organization that would like to put this project model in place. The more people that share their knowledge and talents the more effective will be this work.