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ADE Food Processing: Equipping Women Entrepreneurs in Ghana

$5,015
100%
Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
42 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on May 25, at 04:07 PM EDT
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ADE Food Processing: Equipping Women Entrepreneurs in Ghana

Olin, Babson & Wellesley students are collaborating with Ghanaian partners to create mini food-processing machines so women in Ghana can grow their businesses. Our venture team from the ADE Program at Olin College has focused on decreasing the time to revenue for Queentech in Ghana. We have done this by placing an emphasis on selling lower cost presses that are further along in the design and refinement process. Our Design Team has focused on redesigning the press and grater to lower our costs and therefore, decrease the barrier to entry for women entrepreneurs in Ghana.   

QueenTech Initiative is a woman-run non-profit working with rural women entrepreneurs in Ghana to decrease the gender gap in agriculture, stimulate local developing economies, and increase local food resilience. We produce and sell mini cassava graters and presses specifically designed for women and provide them with microloans that, together, make value-added food processing equipment accessible for them to start and/or grow their home businesses. Over a 2-year pilot study, we have proven that our post-harvest machines enable them to work seven times faster than traditional means and double their income in as little as a year. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funds from this campaign will go directly to Queentech Operations in Ghana. This will include the costs associated with manufacturing presses and graters as well as paying salaries and project based technical work.

 

 Asante (Secretary) and Debbie (CEO in Ghana)

   

 

Olin, Babson and Wellesley Team Members: Katie, Eryn, Linnea, Tehya, Ben, Monica, Grant and Lucas

  

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$25

Every Bit Helps

$2 is the average daily income of our operators in Ghana. Our studies have shown that after purchasing our machines, they have the ability to nearly double their income in as little as one year. Your donation will help us raise the funds to continue production.

$50

Projected Cost: 1 Press

Our Gari Press helps reduce dependence on male operators by replacing the need to use heavy rocks for the pressing process. Your donation will help us raise the funds to continue production.

$125

Projected Cost: 1 Grater

Our studies have shown that our cassava graters increase efficiency by 7x. They also alleviate the physical burden associated with hand grating cassava. Your donation will help us raise the funds to continue production.

$175

Projected Cost: 1 Press+Grater

Support the production of 1 press AND 1 grater. Our studies have shown that our cassava graters increase efficiency by 7x. They also alleviate the physical burden associated with hand grating cassava. Your donation will help us raise the funds to continue production. Our Gari Press helps reduce dependence on male operators by replacing the need to use heavy rocks for the pressing process. Your donation will help us raise the funds to continue production.

$250

Projected Cost: 2 Graters

Support the production of 2 Graters! Our studies have shown that our cassava graters increase efficiency by 7x. They also alleviate the physical burden associated with hand grating cassava. Your donation will help us raise the funds to continue production.

$500

Support Queentech Operations

Every entrepreneur knows that a business needs funds to operate and grow. When you support our operations, you're supporting the venture as a whole.

$1,000

Support Queentech Operations

2X! Every entrepreneur knows that a business needs funds to operate and grow. When you support our operations, you're supporting the venture as a whole.

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