Supply Chain Development
Supply Chain Development is a tailored process. Because each country’s resources are different, Supply Chain Development always begins with inventory and analysis. Through this discovery process, a commodity is identified and the organizations, people, technology, activities, information and resources necessary to move that product to market are detailed. Using this information, World Hope International develops a supply chain so that all involved may benefit, the most important of which being impoverished communities.
Mango Outgrowers Project
Sierra Leone has an abundance of wild mangos that would regularly rot due to a lack of demand. In early 2011, World Hope International with the help of Houghton College (New York) and Africa Felix Juice—the first tenant of FIRST STEP Economic Opportunity Zone—established a supply chain that connected subsistence farmers to Africa Felix Juice to benefit from the sale of their fruit.
Cooperatives were organized to help communities draw together during the harvest time. Each cooperative was able to set the terms of their supply agreement to insure standard, fair pricing upon delivery. Drop-off stations were set-up and a pick-up schedule was distributed to each cooperative so that each farmer could plan their harvest in advance. Payment for each crate of mangos was distributed upon delivery, with all mangos being delivered to Africa Felix Juice for processing and customer sale.
Mango Outgrowers gallery