All Across Africa (AAA) is a Benefit Corporation that brings the best of business practices through market development, training, and teaching to producers in Africa; most important, AAA connects these producers to our developed external markets.
Benefit Corporations are a new and revolutionary class of corporation. Benefit Corporations work to create a positive impact on society and the environment without losing sight of its bottom line. In other words, Benefit Corporations that require organizations to consider nonfinancial interests (the people we serve and partner with, our staff's health and the environment) and our investors, shareholders and profit margins when making decisions. Non-financial and financial interests are weighed equally in a Benefit Corporation - that's what sets it apart from a traditional corporation.
It's a healthy way to do business. The
model is sustainable and scalable without
having to rely solely on fundraising and
donations and all the while maintaining
focus on the goal.
Our business model reaches deep into rural villages in the developing world and provides jobs that restore dignity and promote self sufficiency - we see it as the way forward for sustainable development in Africa. It's the best of business and the best of the non-profit world, its social business.
Most of the world's poor populations live in rural areas. Our focus is in the under- served areas of rural Africa. It's not always cost effective or time efficient in the short-term - but the long-term social impact is substantial.
We are leading a new way of helping rural
families achieve their full potential. Instead
of giving handouts, we invest in artisans to
generate a permanent gain in family income.
By providing artisans with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, materials, training and market access, we present a poverty-reducing solution that is sustainable and helps restore dignity. While financial aid has many benefits, we believe that business creates jobs that people are proud of, and creates a true partnership between market and producer.
We listen to our partners, the people we work to serve - that's our development philosophy. Doing so allows us to offer long-term opportunities instead of short term band-aids. It allows us to offer training to create the highest quality product so that each season there is a market for their outstanding workmanship.
Training leadership , financial,
savings, basic healthcare,
Direct relationship with producer.
Design + orders + production =
producer income =
pride in work & dignity
A means for significant income