Team leader Maria Kwirine writes the pitching order for entrepreneurs. Each individual, or group, has 30 minutes to pitch there business plan to the panel.
Najma was pitching for seed funding to buy clothing materials, for her business designing and making shirts.
Prince was pitching for start up capital for a business producing and selling cooking oil.
Deputy operations manager Jonathan Ngonyani questions two entrepreneurs about potential business competitors in surrounding villages.
Two successful entrepreneurs received seed funding for an enterprise supplying gas to the surrounding villages where they live.
Volunteer Sylivanus, deputy operation managers Alfie, Jonathan and Denish, and TFCG representative Michael.
Entrepreneur Aisha has been selling charcoal on the roadside for many years. She was pitching to start her own business, sourcing and selling charcoal. She was successful with her pitch and received seed funding for her business.
Alfa was pitching for seed funding to start up a business producing and selling chillies. He has been growing and selling chillies since he was a child, and hoped to be able to work for himself. Alfa was succesful in getting funding for his enterprise.
Two successful entrepreneurs pitched for seed funding to start a cooking oil business. They are highly experienced, but could never previously raise the capital to start their own enterprise.
Deputy operations manager Alfie Batt is responsible for checking through each of the entrepreneurs finance strategies for the coming 12 months. An accurate cash flow chart is crucial to be considered for funding.
Juliana successfully pitched for funding to open her own dispensary, supplying medicine to the village.
Volunteers assist entrepreneurs with last minute checks, through their business strategy reports and cash flow charts. Entrepreneurs and volunteers spend weeks perfecting their business models before pitching.
Entrepreneurs pitching for start up capital for a chicken farm. Entrepreneurs often bring their qualifications to support their pitch.
Michael works with the Tanzania Forestry Conservation Group (TFCG). TFCG is an important partner in helping Raleigh to set up sustainable businesses for the community, particularly for businesses in sustainable charcoal, timber and beekeeping.
A successful entrepreneur gets seed funding to start his own hairdressing business.
The panel discus the applications and asses who will receive seed funding. Assessments are based on a sound business plan, accurate cash flow chart, a demonstration of skills applicable to the business, evidence of in depth market research and a drive to succeed.
A group of successful entrepreneurs display their qualifications.
A successful entrepreneur receives funding for her clothing enterprise. She will make and sell her own designs door to door.
Purchasing 6 bicycles for a bicycle rental business.
Two entrepreneurs purchase equipment, to start their cooking oil refinery business.
Entrepreneurs purchasing materials and tools necessary to build a chicken coop for their chicken farm.
An entrepreneur waits with his new bicycles, for his bicycle rental business. His main customers will be farmers who cant afford their own transport, and have to walk for miles everyday to and from the fields where they work.