Bringing together people with different skillsets and varied personalities to work towards a common goal-a complex undertaking.
As a starting point, here are three steps to help us plan to boost MorBi+ as a Social Enterprise
1) Clarify objectives — Consider the ultimate goal. What social need will it meet and how will it meet it? They should be issues that we are passionate about and that we really believe in.
2) Find a balance — Always keep in mind that the success of our project relies on a balance between sustainable social change endeavors and sustainable business practices. What balance will make your organization most successful?
3) Research the field — Learn from the people who have come before you and don’t limit yourself in the scope of your research. See how other organizations and businesses, whether public or private, have used innovative methods. Try to learn from their mistakes. Make contacts and consider partnerships if it is appropriate.
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1. Moringa Biscuits Plus called MorBi+
MorBi+ is a biscuit product made of fortified Moringa Oleifera (moringa) leave powder and combined with grashopper protein powder as an effort to overcome malnutriton.. Moringa oleifera leave powder and grasshopper are two widely unrecognised food sources which are scientifically proven to be able to eradicate malnutrition and nutritional deficiency.
2. Community Development through Rural Poor Woman Empowerment
The community engagement component aims to make MorBi+ accessible to every family, whose children are suffering or likely to suffer from malnutrition, by conducting workshops for women to make the product.
3. Manutrition Network (MalNet)
The idea to think the unthinkable makes our team propose MalNet, an online platform that can map the level of malnutrition in different parts of the world. This would provide our team with timely and reliable data to adjust the product distribution accordingly. As part of our pilot project, our initial marketing target will be company that produces baby biscuits, health centers, and drug stores in Indonesia. The MalNet online platform will make it easier to identify areas around Indonesia with either severe malnutrition issues or potential hot spot.