Challenge: Where to find the sales market?
The project on local leather production and processing was initially founded by the 3 NGOs World Vision Tanzania
, Pastoral Women's Council
. A spacious factory, training courses and a network of motivated project participants were successfully established.
When we first made contact with the leather group in August 2020, we quickly recognized their incredible potential. At the same time, however, we witnessed the recurring challenges that threatened the existence of the project. The project participants told us about the following difficulties:
• Lack of orders and network to potential customers
• Great distances to sales markets
• Bad experiences with traders from Arusha (fraud)
• Lack of knowledge in product design