About Project Stories
Humans are storytellers. It is part of who and what we are. While the projects are fascinating to learn about, it's the stories that really bring it alive. They illustrate how the projects are impacting people and communities. They may also show lessons learned along the way and those lessons can be used by others who have an idea. If you are involved in a project, we want to hear your story. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Story for the Web" in the subject line. We will contact you and discuss your approach.
Components of a Winning Project
A winning project has the following key components:
- Social Impact – providing low income communities with greater access to goods/services, and/or income generation opportunities.
- Sustainability – enterprises need to have been operational for at least two years and demonstrate they are on a pathway to organizational and financial self- sufficiency.
- Growth Potential – proposals should exhibit potential for being replicable/ scalable and be of potential interest to social investors and/or mainstream venture investors and financial institutions.
- Innovation – the extent to which the organization and project have innovative and inclusive approaches to lowering costs and enhancing affordability.