We work with a variety of organizations, from for-profit and social businesses to government and non-government organizations, to accomplish real, measurable change in developing countries. Our extensive expertise in designing business solutions to poverty allows us to best help our clients in these challenging markets.
Inter-American Development Bank / MIF
Conducted an evaluation of potential microfranchise investments in Sao Paulo and Maringa. Worked with local team to increase awareness and provide support to MIF partner organization.
Identified and oversaw the development of two business case studies that highlight two successful microfranchise models operating in Brazil.
Herbalife / Nutrition Clubs:
Evaluated a variety of nutrition clubs to identify best practices and design a standardized model for testing in Guatemala.
Community Enterprise Solutions:
Conducted a three-year longitudinal assessment of microfranchising; comparing microcredit borrowers, stand-alone businesses, and microfranchisees to determine which group is earning the highest income.
Conducted initial market assessment and business plan design for a US based organic fertilizer company.
Herbalife Nutrition Club:
Worked with a local partner to set up and launch nutrition club model in Guatemala
Inter-American Development Bank / MIF
Analyzed microfranchise investment opportunities for the Multilateral Investment fund.
Conducted a market assessment to determine best country for their new business model
Herbalife Nutrition Clubs
Evaluated Nutrition Clubs to identify best practices and design a standardized business model for Guatemala
Conducted a market analysis and microfranchise business strategy for girl focused microfranchises
Evaluated the opportunity of setting up a Taxi Microfranchise in Lima Peru for US based investment group.
Conducted a market analysis, designed a microfranchise business strategy, and launched the business.
Conducted a three-year longitudinal study comparing microfranchisees with microcredit borrowers and stand-alone businesses.
Tested effectiveness of organic fertilizer in Northern Region.
Freedom From Hunger / Helth Keepers:
Market assessment and business design for health microfranchise
IRC/ Nike Foundation
Conducted a market analysis and microfranchise business strategy for
girl focused microfranchises
Coast Coconut Farms:
Conducted initial market assessment and business plan design
Prepping for organic fertilizer test, business design, and market assessment
Market assessment and business design for water sachet business
Analyzed market to identify business opportunities that HIV positive individuals could operate in the Townships of Cape Town and Durbin. We identified a unique set of challenges for this demographic and designed appropriate business models around them.
The Townships Project / UCT Graduate School of Business:
Held workshop at the first annual microfranchise trade show in Cape Town.
IRC / Master Card Foundation / UNDP
Conducted a market analysis and microfranchise business modeling for youth in post-conflict environment. Deep dive into Mobile Banking and Ice companies.
Designed and conducted impact assessment of microcredit borrowers
Assessed Solar Sister operations and wrote a business case study identifying best practices.
Designed and implemented impact assessment
Conducted a microfranchise longitudinal assessment with two microfranchise businesses
Conducted a market analysis for Nutrition Clubs in Bangalore, worked with GrameenKoota and Ujivan Microfinance borrowers
Site visits in Hyderabad to research process and best practices/
Conducted a microfranchise workshop for franchises in Mumbai
Ruma / Grameen Foundation
Worked with Ruma staff in-country to write a business case study to highlight best practices in systematizing and replicating a successful business in Indonesia. Conducted in-depth on the ground research with microfranchisess, customers, and Ruma staff.
Conducted a business assessment and wrote a business case on Hapinoy. One of many cases that will be published early 2012 in a book written by our founder Jason Fairbourne. Hapinoy has a unique conversion franchise methodology that has shown great success in the Philippines.