The name of our concept is DONATION MAX.

Unleash you inner hospitality and in the process win and also help others win.

Donation Max is an app which aims to eradicate urban malnutrition and food insecurity by bringing together businesses, the rich and the poor

Use Case

Farhan is a malnourished kid living in Dhaka. Like many others, he doesn't have the luxury of enjoying delicious meals or not even any proper meal. Mrs Ruksana,an upper middle class housewife is fed up with the high prices of groceries and other items and is looking for discounts. Imran wants to dine at his favourite restaurant but finds it too expensive. He wants discounts. DONATION MAX provides slum kids like Farhan with free fresh meals, thus nourishing them and enabling their families to pool more money into other areas such as education or healthcare. Donation Max also helps food donators like save by providing them with discount and EQI coupons. It therefore provides renewed energy to the fight against undernourishment.

Potential

By delivering fresh home made meals to slum dwellers, Donation Max can alleviate food insecurity for slum dwellers gradually. Fresh food means more incentive to work for the adult members of families; children on the other hand will be stimulated to go to school, read and play. They will be in better shape. Slum families will be able to leave better and healthy lives. Because the food is free, they can spend more on other important services like education and healthcare. The overall productivity of the adult members of the family is also likely to rise. Donators will be able to enjoy discounts thus low prices. Businesses will benefit from increased visibility exposure and a surge in long term profits.

Business Case

Food will be taken from donators from designated pickup points and then served to slum dwellers. Food will be served on a first come first serve basis. To ensure no two members of the same family is provided food. Each household will be provided with a simple badge bearing a number. Now, donators will get discount offers from our partner restaurants/supermarkets. These partners will be able to advertise on our app and these advertisements will form our revenues. We expect to break even in the first year of operations and deliver a ROI of 10% in the first year. ROI is expected to increase by 5% annually. We expect a 15% increase in revenue annually. ROI will be dragged down by the subsequent investment costs.

Objectives:

  1. 1.Increase food security for slum dwellers at virtually no cost.
  2. 2.Increase opportunities for spending in other productive services or activities. For instance-education,healthcare or buying quality goods.
  3. 3. Benefit businesses gain more business by associating them with such a noble cause and help consumers get more discounts.

Team FOOD SAVIORS

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Our Team

THE KEY STAKEHOLDERS OF DONATION MAX. / Published December 7, 2015 by Tahmid Sadman

THE KEY STAKEHOLDERS OF DONATION MAX.

Can you connect the dots? ;)

A look into the methods used by Bangladesh Buraeu of Statistics (BBS) to measure urban poverty.

Urban poverty in the city of Dhaka is nothing new. It is a phenomenon which has become synonymous with Bangladesh's heartland. Unplanned planning, inadequate infrastructure coupled with booming economic growth and lack of space has made Dhaka a melting pot of pretty much everything! Jokes apart. Part of the end result of this shift towards the capital city has been the sprouting of slums which number to more than 3000. These slums warrant a study of urban poverty in Dhaka.

The BBS uses two methods for weighing urban poverty
1. Direct Calorie Method- This method assumes that people who take 2122k.cal per day fall below Poverty Line-1(people here are absolute poor) and people who take 1805k.cal per day fall below Poverty Line-2(people here are hardcore poor).

At the national level the percentage of population in Poverty Line-1 decreased from 47.8 % to 44.3% in the survey year of 1988-89 to 2000. But in urban areas the percentage of population below Poverty Line-1 increased from 47.6% to 52.5% from the survey period of 1988-89 to 2000 due to the migration of the rural poor to the urban areas. In the case of Poverty Line-2 the situation is to some extent different. The percentage of hardcore poor has decreased over the years at both the national and urban contexts. But the rate of decrease is comparatively lower in urban areas.

2.Cost of basic Needs method- This method takes into account basic needs along with food for measuring poverty. It has two classifications- Poverty Level 1 and Poverty Level 2.

As far as this method goes, poverty both below Line 2 and Line 1 increased by 7.2% and 5.4 % respectively from 1995-2000. The percentages for Dhaka city during the same time period was 4.6% and 4.2% respectively.

Now by providing free fresh food to the both hard core and extreme poor of Dhaka's slums, we can not only increase the average daily calorie intake of the slum dwellers but also help them save money which, in turn, will bolster their purchasing power. The slum dwellers will have more disposable income in hand to spend on non-food items.

The Logo! / Published December 6, 2015 by Tahmid Sadman

The Logo!

Our logo is relatively simple. Since we are focusing on eradicating malnutrition, we believe a symbolic approach is necessary. A fork and a spoon is surely powerful enough to provoke people into action(Read Donation!).

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a holistic and comprehensive solution in order to solve food problems for millions across the world. We want to streamline the solution process in order for it to be accessible .We also want to ensure integration in order to provide a compelling experience.

Our Background

We have 3 members in our team, all of whom are dynamic individuals. We share a profound zeal for solving many of the world's problems and we believe the TFF challenge provides us with a great opportunity to hone our skills and test our ideas.

THE KEY STAKEHOLDERS OF DONATION MAX. / Published December 7, 2015 by Tahmid Sadman

THE KEY STAKEHOLDERS OF DONATION MAX.

Can you connect the dots? ;)

A look into the methods used by Bangladesh Buraeu of Statistics (BBS) to measure urban poverty.

Urban poverty in the city of Dhaka is nothing new. It is a phenomenon which has become synonymous with Bangladesh's heartland. Unplanned planning, inadequate infrastructure coupled with booming economic growth and lack of space has made Dhaka a melting pot of pretty much everything! Jokes apart. Part of the end result of this shift towards the capital city has been the sprouting of slums which number to more than 3000. These slums warrant a study of urban poverty in Dhaka.

The BBS uses two methods for weighing urban poverty
1. Direct Calorie Method- This method assumes that people who take 2122k.cal per day fall below Poverty Line-1(people here are absolute poor) and people who take 1805k.cal per day fall below Poverty Line-2(people here are hardcore poor).

At the national level the percentage of population in Poverty Line-1 decreased from 47.8 % to 44.3% in the survey year of 1988-89 to 2000. But in urban areas the percentage of population below Poverty Line-1 increased from 47.6% to 52.5% from the survey period of 1988-89 to 2000 due to the migration of the rural poor to the urban areas. In the case of Poverty Line-2 the situation is to some extent different. The percentage of hardcore poor has decreased over the years at both the national and urban contexts. But the rate of decrease is comparatively lower in urban areas.

2.Cost of basic Needs method- This method takes into account basic needs along with food for measuring poverty. It has two classifications- Poverty Level 1 and Poverty Level 2.

As far as this method goes, poverty both below Line 2 and Line 1 increased by 7.2% and 5.4 % respectively from 1995-2000. The percentages for Dhaka city during the same time period was 4.6% and 4.2% respectively.

Now by providing free fresh food to the both hard core and extreme poor of Dhaka's slums, we can not only increase the average daily calorie intake of the slum dwellers but also help them save money which, in turn, will bolster their purchasing power. The slum dwellers will have more disposable income in hand to spend on non-food items.

The Logo! / Published December 6, 2015 by Tahmid Sadman

The Logo!

Our logo is relatively simple. Since we are focusing on eradicating malnutrition, we believe a symbolic approach is necessary. A fork and a spoon is surely powerful enough to provoke people into action(Read Donation!).

Our Team

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a holistic and comprehensive solution in order to solve food problems for millions across the world. We want to streamline the solution process ...Read More

Our Background

We have 3 members in our team, all of whom are dynamic individuals. We share a profound zeal for solving many of the world's problems and we believe ...Read More

The information contained here represents student project ideas developed as the result of brainstorming activities during Round 1 of the TFF Challenge. It does not represent any final business plans or commercial products.