Provide Consulting for Micro-enterprises in Ghana

by Innovations for Poverty Action
Feb 1, 2010

Winter Update

Thanks to your generous support, we were able to provide 1 year of consulting services to 80 lucky micro-enterprises in Ghana! From February 2009 to January 2010, four Ernst and Young strategy consultants logged an approximate total of 1200 hours of training with our micro-enterprises, an average of 15 hours per enterprise. They covered a wide variety of topics, like record keeping, procurement, costing, customer service, time management, banking and saving, marketing in sales, formalization of business, and growth strategies. In addition to these general topics, the consultants spent many hours sitting with the micro-enterprises and talking through the important decisions their businesses are facing: for example, if an enterprise's lease is up, is it better to renew the lease or look for a new location? We are now hard at work evaluating the impact of our program and planning our next steps. Thank you for your generous support!

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Innovations for Poverty Action

Location: New Haven, CT - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.poverty-action.org
Innovations for Poverty Action
Project Leader:
Heidi McAnnally-Linz
New Haven, CT United States

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