Indego Africa Case Study

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Indego Africa Case Study Indego Africa (IA), founded by father son duo of Matt and Tom Mitro, is a nonprofit social enterprise operating in Rwanda to alleviate systematic poverty. Having already proved its business model in Rwanda by providing skills and job access to women, it has already begun to expand the model in Rwanda. The mission of Indego Africa has been to make businesswomen in Rwanda self-dependent by imparting long-term skills and empowering them economically. Its operating model has been to partner with co-operatives and sell contemporary products created by women artisans through high end retailers. Indego Africa believes that economically empowered women could bring development to the society. While Indego Africa in itself follows…show more content…
These students live in the same country, understand the culture in a better way and serve as the vital link between the community and Indego Africa. This would help them in clearly defining the training program, its intended benefits and also measuring the progress of the training program. Indego Africa should also engage the government and the Rwandan public as a stakeholder. The government is a stakeholder not just because of the grants and aid it provides, but because of the constructive role it has to play. By gaining support of the government and the public, Indego Africa can create a better and a wider social impact. Also, for the model to be successfully scaled across the country, the governments help would be very much needed in terms of favorable policies and regulations. Finally, as 75% of the funding is through donations, Indego Africa should also engage its…show more content…
Facts show that the daily income of artesian women has increased up to $2 a day. However, the intention is to use the additional income in a productive way to improve the status of healthcare, education, housing and hunger. Hence Indego Africa should observe and keep track of how the additional income is being spent. Indego Africa must also track financial security, participation rate and other indicators of quality of life to see if the empowerment of women leads to empowerment of the entire society. Indego Africa’s baseline approach to measure social impact is focused on personal security, education, IT skills and fair trade. The fact that it has a scientifically valid social impact assessment tool, which is used to access the efficacy of the program, in itself is a big strength. The instrument or the questionnaire seems to address all major issues, but it looks like qualitative indicators like self-confidence and perception are not considered. Given that the history of genocide and trust deficit in the society, it is very important to ascertain whether any progress is made in this
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