2015 Impact Survey: A Measure of Success!
Measuring social impact is serious business for Sawa World. Who attends our trainings and events on locally created solutions? What happens to attendees afterwards? And most importantly, how does it change lives? Our Impacts Team in Uganda hit the phones to track how much impact 2015 events have had on beneficiaries. Results were remarkable.
“Excited phone volunteers came running out of the room, shouting ‘…this person made this much money, another person did this!’” beams founder Daphne Nederhorst. “There were so many inspiring impact stories.” Staff called over 600 people who had attended Sawa World events in 2015, including the Sawa World Day, in order to track and measure the impact 12-18 months later.
Surveyors discovered the rate of replication was much higher than anticipated; 59-65% of attendees have actually taken on a Sawa World Solution. Most replicators have made significant income, enough to have a profound impact on their lives. The extra income was used to pay school fees for their children, purchase food and pay rent. Most have stayed dedicated to their projects over the last year. It indicates long-term sustainability of the Sawa World model. Books, paper bags and cakes are the most poplar solutions. And, equally inspiring, replicators freely passed on their knowledge to train thousands of other youth living in extreme poverty.
Stay tuned for awe-inspiring impact stories of beneficiaries.