COST PER COUNTRY:
$25,000 – $30,000
COST FOR TRAINING:
$66 per Artisan
Expansion is on the horizon, but it doesn’t come cheap. With your help, we can bring our poverty-ending model into more impoverished communities around the globe. The average cost of expanding in a new country is $25,000-30,000 USD. It takes about $66 dollars to fund training per Artisan for a new country, whereas it costs $33 for an Artisan in an existing country. This includes technology, training of Artisans, and implementation.
We are often asked multiple questions about expansion into other countries or regions all over the world. We are currently looking to expand in India, Nepal, and Peru.
We are choosing to operate in Nepal to help combat many issues facing the country such as sexual trafficking, unemployment rates, and lack of education funds in Nepal.
According to the World Bank, unemployment currently stands at 40%. As a result many Nepalese people are forced to find work outside the country.
Nepal ranks 13th out 167 nations on the Global Slavery Index.
The nation spends only 16% of the national budget on education.
There is plenty of opportunity to tap into the traditional skillset of Nepali artisans
We believe there is vast opportunity to mix traditional skillset for those who are constrained by financial, geographical, or organizational barriers.
We are choosing to operate in India to work against many challenges to help the struggling 275 million i.e 27.5% of the population who lives below the National Poverty Line.
The World Bank estimates that 416 million of India’s population lives below $1 a day.
The problems with upkeep of sewage and water systems for the growing population. It’s estimated that around 80% of sewage flows into the water systems.
In India, 53% of girls in the age group 5-9 are illiterate. (World Bank)
We believe that we can help sustainably end poverty and teach an entrepreneurial mindset to instill in these families. This will then trickle down to the mindset of the next generation.
We are choosing to operate in Peru to work against challenges such as poverty in the rural areas where it is home to mainly indigenous people.
There are around 8 million living in some sort of poverty. Around 25.8% of Peru is living under the poverty line.
Peru has been able to expand its economy little by little, but recently the recession in Brazil and Venezuela have created a halt to the progress that was being made. This leaves the middles class vulnerable to these changes occurring.
Many are suffering of poor health, no health care, and lack of education. The poverty in Peru is in a multidimensional dimensional crisis- for instance the recession, the flood in 2017, and the lack political stability has cause Peru to suffer.