Updated Jul 03, 2018

Simalthali goat farm

Simalthali Improved Goat Farm Social Enterprise

Part of Save the Children

Our goal is to make a catalytic investment in a scalable business model that provides an avenue for rural farmers in remote areas to be involved in a reliable and profitable livelihood with limited risk on their side.

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Sarah Binger

Focus Areas:

Livestock & Agriculture, Social & Micro Finance and Humanitarian Assistance

Livestock & Agriculture, Social & Micro Finance and Humanitarian AssistanceSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Nepal

NepalSEE LESS

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Problem

Poor families with limited marginal land struggle to produce adequate and diverse food to meet the needs of their families. Families need to generate additional income in order to purchase food and other basic needs. However, income sources are limited and uncertain due to poor inputs, limited markets and production risks.

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Solution

Make a catalytic investment in a scalable business model that provides an avenue for Nepales rural farmers in remote areas to be involved in a reliable and profitable livelihood with limited risk on their side.

Innovation Description

We are proposing a catalytic investment in a private sector firm in Nepal that was previously supported by Save the Children through a USAID funded Food Security project, as a pilot program. The Social Enterprise (SE) concept being proposed has high potential for offering an increased and sustained source of income for families with limited resources. The business model of the SE is based on (1) Increasing the productive capacity of the goat value chain; a sector that provides significant market opportunities for poor, rural HH’s and (2) offers direct opportunities for these HH’s to involve in a livelihood activity within this sector with minimal investment, access to relevant technology and ongoing technical support and an assured market for the end product.

Competitive Advantage

This idea is evolutionary for Save the Children as one of our first forays into incubating an external Social Enterprise. The product and business model of the Social Enterprise may be considered disruptive for the goat sector in Nepal where such a model has never been tried before.

Planned Goals and Milestones

Objective 1: to support Simalthali Improved Goat Farm to expand their outreach to smallholder goat farmers through establishment of satellite goat breeding stations
Objective 2: to improve the productivity of native goats owned by smallholders through introduction of exotic breeds
Objective 3: to increase income of smallholder goat farmers through improved goat husbandry practices

Milestones

Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Nepal

Supporting Materials

Concept-Note-Simalthali-Improved-Goat-Farm-Social-Enterprise.pdf