Cooperative for Assistance & Relief Bangladesh, USA2012
CARE Bangladesh looks to achieve lasting impact at broad scale on underlying causes of poverty and social injustice. For four years, CARE had been trying to increase the incomes of small dairy farmers. However, CARE was challenged by improving access to inputs and veterinary services. So, the organization implemented a microfranchise pilot project. The student MAP team reviewed CARE’s current model compared to other models globally. The team also conducted market feasibility studies in Bangladesh and developed a preliminary business plan. Finally, the team reviewed business training and operational materials to be tested in the microfranchise shops.