Empower Ghanaian food vendors by creating shared spaces and financing vendors Help them by helping consumers order and pay for food

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I confirm that I am fully aware of the eligibility criteria, and based on its description, I am eligible to apply to the CSV Prize 2017.

  • Yes, I'm eligible

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  • English

Organization name


Year founded


Initiative stage

  • Start-Up (a pilot that has just started operating)

Annual budget in 2017 (USD)

  • $10k - $50k

Organization type

  • For-profit

Secondary Focus Area

  • Nutrition

Headquarters location: Country

  • Ghana

Headquarters location: City


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Problem: What problem is this initiative trying to address?

This project seeks to empower women who mostly are food vendors. We hope to help women earn an income by funding their business, help them grow their business and educate them to improve their service standards.

Solution Summary: What is the proposed solution? What do you see as its most promising aspects for creating shared value?

Ghanaians in the upper middle class and upper class income brackets don't buy food from most local food vendors because they say the foods are not hygienic and not convenient. Also, most vendors can't start a food business because its stressful and expensive to get a key space to run the business. We seek to help them get spaces to start their food joints at a lower cost and help a larget number of consumers access their vendors through an app.

Financial sustainability plan: How is this initiative financially supported? How will you ensure its financial sustainability long-term?

Earned income

Unique value proposition: What makes your initiative innovative? How does your project differ from other organizations working in the same field?

We want to change the phase of the local food industry by introducing the shared spaces where more than one seller can sell in a day and also increase the consumers through an App

Founding story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that sparked the beginning of this initiative.

A friend of mine from University has been trying to start up a food joint since she's been finding it difficult to get employment. Unfortunately, she found it very difficult to get a space. this got me thinking about how we can make space available to all women who want to sell food.

Where did you hear about the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize?

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