Hamro Karesha Bari is the company of vegetable farmer Ramsharan Sharma, located in Lele. Together with his colleague farmers, Ramsharan initiates professionalization and scaling throughout the vegetable value chain.
Renee van der Haaren & Thomas Zeegers
Using a cooperation of farmers, a new business sells vegetables directly to retailers and consumers and cuts out the middleman. By doing this, farmers’ revenues increase and consumer prices decrease. In concept, the idea seems feasible. However, there is no business plan yet. The investment requirement had to be determined.
After reviewing and assessing Ramaharans’ business idea, we used the Business Model Canvas to demonstrate the most important elements of a business plan. In our advice sessions, we focused on determining financial parameters (cost structure and revenue streams), the investment requirement and its use of proceeds. By doing this, we made sure that Ramsharan’s business plan would match the needs and wishes of potential impact investors.