IMPACT

THE HR&S DEFINITION OF IMPACT

Impact

HR&S defines Impact as Outcomes that have become sustainable over time and does not require backup from the programme. The Impact is quantitatively measurable as a result of our progress markers, and HR&S is accountable for the Impact. The Impact is measured at the time of closing the programme. In addition, HR&S  measures, if possible, if the Impact remains one, two, five and even ten years after after the programme has closed.

Possible Impact

A possible Impact is often a wide and qualitative statement, something that is desired and that may or may not happen as a consequence of our interaction, and often long after we have closed the programme.  We are not accountable for the possible impact, and we can also not claim it as the goal that we strategically work towards achieving. If it actually happens, then we often do not have evidence to what extent it was caused by our programme.

Related parameters

Ambition: The need and ambitions as expressed by the local stakeholder.
Outcome Challenge: Challenges hindering the local stakeholder from reaching her/his ambitions.
Activity: Activities address the Outcome challenges and arranged by the Programme Management Partners (PP).
Output: The Outputs are quantified results from the Activities. The PP is in control over Outputs.
Outcome
: Actions taken by local stakeholders as a result of the Activities.

Accountability

HR&S is firm and take the required actions. This is important, for everyone to know that one cannot play with HR&S – Action10. We at HR&S – Action10 are kind, but we are not stupid, and we will eventually generate the impact that we plan for. People who plays with us, will notice that they cannot.

IMPACT, OUTCOME & OUTPUT COMPILATION

IMPACT

  • 200 women and a few men in rural Togo are benefitting loans, training and coaching enabling them to start and maintain small businesses  as a result of the effort of M Yawo and his management team. The Table Bank will become financially and operationally sustainable in 2021.
  • Land has been procured, houses constructed and farmland prepared as a result of efforts by IDESFOCS  in Little Bassa, Liberia. This infrastructure constitute a susutainable platform for the re-integration of the war affected before children.
  • Land has been procured in Togo with support from S.E.VIE and constitute a platform for training on agricultural practices for village farmers.

OUTCOME

  • 300 childern in the rural villages of Togo went to Primary school and managed the exams as a result of the effort of S.E.VIE.*
  • 300 women and a few men from nine villages in Togo received loans and training to run small scale businesses during a period of five years as a result of the effort of S.E.VIE. If each care-taker has an extended family of ten, then 3,000 persons have been empowered.*
  • 50 women and a few men have benefited for Table banking as a result of Amani Women Grorup effort in Kenya. If each care-taker has an extended family of ten, then 300 persons have been empowered.*
  • 100 audults have benefitied from education in the English language as a result of the Back 2 School programme managed by SpellAfrica in Nigeria.*
  • 20 young women living in the Kamwokya slum area in Kampala Uganda have been trained and certified in how to manage a hair saloon by Creative Arts 256.
  • One tailoring business, the Dolas Creation,  in the Kibera slum area in Narobi Kenya have been empowered to scale its business through loacal coaching and business loans. This enables 10 employment positions / subcontractors and access to beautiful clothes at affordable price in Kibera.

OUTPUT

  • A Ghetto survey has been performed in three ghettos in Monrovia by IDEFOCS is Liberia. The surveys shows the ambitions of the war affected before children living in the ghattos. The ambitious is the same as for any person, education, or training in a profession, an employmnet with income, health care and a home for the family.
  • A start-up private laboratory, Senexel, in Burkina Faso have been provided expert advice on laboratory accrediation procedures.
  • Awareness raising sessions on Ebola was held in Monrovia Ghettos durng 2014, and on Covid19 in Little Bassa during 2021, in Liberia.
  • Workshops and webinars on Research, Laboratory, Social enterprising & Development programme management.
    Since 2015 and ongoing. In avarerage each event contained 10-20 hours of workshops hours over a period of 2-5 days.  In average 5 events per year with in avrerage 20-30 participants each. Thus 100-150 participants attended an HR&S workshop per per year.

PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT PARTNERS

IARAD

  • Togo
  • Our first partner.
  • Our collaboration concerned primary education in the villages of Togo. The programme was taken over by S.E.VIE , when the Founder of IARAD moved abroad.
    The Founder of SEVIE had been Head of Programme at IARAD, and the transition of the programme was smooth.
  • An effort was made to ensure lunches to the school children by procuring and installing a mill with the intention that the profit would cover the costs for the lunches. The effort was not successfull due to lack of local ownership.

Finances

Transfers from Action10 to IARAD

2009: SEK 9,300
2010: SEK 27,807
2011: SEK 45,513
2012: SEK 10,601

Total: SEK 93, 221      EUR 9,200       FCFA 6,000,000

S.E.VIE

  • Togo, Maritime region.
  • 300 childern in the rural villages of Togo went to Primary school and managed the exams as a result of the effort of S.E.VIE. The programmes was closed when all the 300 children had passed their exames after grade six. *
  • 300 women and a few men from nine villages in Togo received loans and training to run small scale businesses during a period of five years as a result of the effort of S.E.VIE. The programme was taken over by M. Yawo when it was found that it could not become financially sustainable. M. Yawo has closer relations with the villages.*
  • 50 women in the semi-uban city Tsévié received loans and  run small scale businesses during a period of two years. The programme was closed in 2021, as it was found that it could not become financially sustainable.
  • HR&S has invested in a mill, solar panels and a piece of land. The amount invested equals FCFA 6,500,000. The good thing is that these assets are still available, ready to build social enterprises around.

Reflections

As we are concluding the previous joint efforts between HR&S, Action10 and S.E.VIE and looking forward to new events, we need to make a concluding report. The lesson learned is that it was not possible to develop a sustainable programme. As we all know, the HR&S – Action10 targets social enterprising and sustainable economy, instead of aid dependency. It is our responsibility towards the undeserved population to offer programmes that will reduce poverty, rather than, like the aid programmed do, increase poverty.
The total amount transferred to SEVIE from Action10 so far is FCFA 20,600,000. In addition FCFA 6,000,000 was transferred from Action10 to IARAD to cater for primary school education, when Francois was Head of Programme at IARAD. Thus, in total FCFA 26,600,000. It seems to be a good opportunity to create a sustainable programme, that can continuously serve the poor. Some of this money will now be transferred back to Action10 (via RISE Togo), so that we can re-think and come up with a programme that will actually be financially sustainable.
In addition HR&S has through S.E.VIE invested in a mill, solar panels and a piece of land. The amount invested equals FCFA 6,500,000. The good thing is that these assets are still available, ready to build social enterprises around. Transfers from Action10 and HR&S together then amounts to FCFA 33,100,000. To this can be added the costs of several visits by Action10 and HR&S teams.
The collaboration with IARAD started 2009 and this collaboration was taken over by SEVIE 2012.

Finances

Transfers from Action10 to S.E.VIE

2012: SEK 30,773
2013: SEK 38,500
2014: SEK 36,276
2015: SEK 41,720
2016: SEK 16,600
2017: SEK 34,057
2018: SEK 87,734
2019: SEK 22,593
2020: SEK 9,604

Total: SEK 317,857      EUR 31,400       FCFA 20,600,000

Transfers from Action10 to S.E.VIE and IARAD together
Total: SEK 411,078      EUR 40,700       FCFA 26,600,000

Transfers from Action10 and HR&S  to S.E.VIE and IARAD together
Total: FCFA 33,100,000*

M. Yawo and L&D

  • 120 women and two men from four villages in Togo received loans and training to run small scale businesses. Started 2020 and ongoing *
  • M. Yawo has close relations with the villages and benefits fromformal support from L&D located in Lomé.
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