Since June 2000, the Baba Blanket initiative has been supporting women in Ghana by relieving women from extremely strenuous and laborious like kaya yo, which involves carrying heavy loads from dusk till dawn without appropriate living arrangements.
Inspired by the strength of the people while she was visiting Ghana, E. Aminata Brown created Baba Blanket, which teaches women how to sew the unique blankets. Aside from reinvesting proceeds from the Baba Blanket back into the social enterprise, the organization also donates a part of its profits to support their other initiative established in 2007, Stay-In School Tuition Assistance (SISTA). The program supports and helps girls in Ghana finish high school, nurturing and providing hope for the next generation and generations to come.
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Baba Blanket Supports and Helps Girls in Ghana Finish High School
1. Social Enterprise Empowerment - The Baba Blanket initiative demonstrates the potential for social enterprises to empower women through skill-building and reinvesting profits.
2. Education Access - The Stay-In School Tuition Assistance program highlights the importance of supporting girls' education in Ghana, showcasing the need for innovative solutions in education access.
3. Female Empowerment - Baba Blanket and SISTA's focus on supporting women and girls in Ghana presents a disruptive innovation opportunity to empower and uplift females in marginalized communities.
1. Textile Manufacturing - The production and sale of Baba Blanket's unique blankets opens up opportunities for innovation and growth in the textile manufacturing industry.
2. Non-profit - Baba Blanket and SISTA's partnership exemplifies the potential for non-profit organizations to create positive social impact and address educational barriers.
3. Social Entrepreneurship - The Baba Blanket initiative showcases the potential for social entrepreneurship in addressing socio-economic challenges and supporting education initiatives in Ghana.