Freza

Uganda Placeholder
Uganda

Name: Freza
Country: Uganda
Year of establishment: 2021
Type of organization: Community business or cooperative

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Freza

Uganda Placeholder
Uganda

Name: Freza
Country: Uganda
Year of establishment:
Type of organization: Community business or cooperative

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Description

Freza is a startup that developes sachets that can be placed in fruit boxes during delivery or storage and they preserve fruits by releasing a formulation obtained by combining molecules that decrease the rate of ripening in fruits giving the farmer and retailer an extra shelf life of 33 days.

Nature Element: Agricultural
Type of Action:
Sustainable Development Element: Jobs and livelihoods (SDG 1) , Food security (SDG 2) , Gender equality (SDG 5) , Climate action (SDG 13) 

Nature Element: Agricultural
Type of Action:
Sustainable Development Element: Jobs and livelihoods (SDG 1) , Food security (SDG 2) , Gender equality (SDG 5) , Climate action (SDG 13) 

Environmental Impacts

The extraordinarily hot and cold temperatures that are becoming more common as climate change accelerates and are responsible for 5 million deaths globally every year, caused by a contribution of 2.5 Gigatons of greenhouse gas emissions which could be reduced if we would increase the shelf life of fruits using our Freza sachets.

Sustainable Development Impacts

SDG 1

Our impact goal in 2022 is to increase the income of 150,000 farmers by 30%.
For small-scale farmers who on survey have an average income of $$4,285 every quarter, improving their income by 30% means that they will earn $5,570 with an improvement of $12,85. This totals $5,142 in income improved per farmer.
This will be a total contribution of over $25,714,285 in total impact of our solution to 150,000 farmers we plan to reach in 2023

SDG 13
Our goal is also to reduce greenhouse emissions which are a result of food spoilage. With Freza, we plan to save at least 10,200 tons of carbon dioxide emissions by mid 2023. We shall measure this using Life cycle assessment tools.

SDG 5
We shall offer our products at a loan financing plan to enable women farmers and vendors to extend the shelf life of their fruits and vegetables and pay later.

RESILIENCE, ADAPTABILITY, AND SELF-SUFFICIENCY

We have engaged potential partners and crowd sourced funding for our product to enable us solve the effects concerning funding acquisition. Even in times of low funds, we have continued to supply our products to market vendors.

REDUCED INEQUALITIES

At Freza , we believe that time is money, so we give an opportunity to our customers to make money before their produce goes bad.

We shall help women who are small holder farmers to earn more from their agricultural produce. In Africa alone, 70% of all food is grown by women, yet they continue to face losses due to the low shelf life.

More to that, women working in markets as fruit vendors have little or no profit at all because of the low shelf life of fruits and vegetables. With Freza, we shall be able to give them an alternative solution to enable them to make more money.

GENDER EQUALITY

Our team has two ladies in the team's leadership, these are; Ainembabazi Samantha- Chief Technical Officer (Female) She is fully committed to the company and the development of our product with in-depth knowledge of molecular biology techniques.

Arindagye Melody - General Manager (female) she is a great multiplier to our team. She is an expert in financial management with solid presentation skills and the ability to explain complex processes.

Scalability

We have engaged potential users and offered to give them our pilot product so as to receive feedback from them. We are currently receiving feedback from 34 farmers and 15 grocery stores that are using our pilot product. With this, we have received feedback that on average, their income has improved by 35%.
Currently 10,000 market vendors are using our product.

Replicability

We shall help women who are small holder farmers to earn more from their agricultural produce. In Africa alone, 70% of of all food is grown by women, yet they continue to face losses due to the low shelf life. Our target market are farmers, retail shops, supermarkets, grocery stores, and fruit or vegetable consumers.
Our sachets are easy to manufacture and transport to the respective farmers.