Our ventures are independent commercial businesses that emerge from our projects. They need support in their early stages, yet the aspiration is for them to become independent, scale, reach profitability & sustainability, and continue to solve the systemic issue and reach the impact goals that original project identified.
E-Express is a social venture supported by IMPACT TANK, seeking to address the problem of youth unemployment by building an agency network of pop-up shops that provide a springboard into entrepreneurship for young adults.
The pop-up store is matched with a training program for unemployed youth, introducing them to the basics of business as well as real world on the job experience
Unearthed Artisans is a social venture supported by IMPACT TANK, seeking to support skilled artisans and crafts-people in Namibia earn livable wages via their work and develop sustainable and profitable businesses. Unearthed provides a sales channel for Namibian products (jewelry, leather goods, artwork and homeware) in the DACH region via its ecommerce site and distribution center based in Switzerland, and supports these artisans with tools, equipment, training and the designs fitting the market.
The aspiration is to use the principles of fair trade to address issues of poverty, financial inclusion and employment in Namibia.
Visit Unearthed Artisans at http://www.unearthedartisans.com