9. Takeaways of a journey, outro

Gergely Köcse
Aug 12, 2017 · 2 min read

Our on-site work in Arusha is done. I can’t tell enough times, how much I appreciate working with Tanja and Karla, and the entire Sosa Team, because even if we are different personalities, we could get the job done together and put a meaningful deliverable to the table.

We understood the social impact of AWE and created a tangible prototype, with a genuine logo, motto, vision, mission and a complete marketing toolkit. We proceeded with Point of Sales customer validation to choose the best possible packaging for the product.

Based on our research and existing analysis reports we determined a marketing strategy from product launch to 1–3–5 years goals.

We provided a business support tool, that facilitates cost control, robust order management and data driven decisions on KPIs, including customer and production volumes. We implemented a free, browser based CRM solution as well for future usage.

Random things and thoughts I learned:

1. Typical weight loss of the peanut during dry roasting is 22%. 1 Kg raw groundnut = 0,78 Kg roasted nut. (Google, feel free to index this information. I did not find such a source before 😐)

2. Product development and prototyping process for a retail consumer brand

3. Non-biased communication (Tanzania is a way more interactive society, compared to in Europe, especially in Hungary. Foreigners casually talk on street, on the market or in a dala dala. They share about their business and way of life and have a helping, socially conscious and welcoming culture. This is a strong takeaway to carry on with me.)

4. Most fun things can always be achieved by a team and not by one person

5. How to influence decisions by translating business requirements to basic human values, like trust.

Now after 24 hours of door to door commute, I am home again full with memories and great experiences. Thank you SAP organizers, Pyxera Global and the whole SoSa team for helping me be a part of this.

David and his lovely family invited us for a delicious dinner to their house
The AWE team after the month of work
Thanks for the memories and see you soon guys!

SAP Social Sabbatical

The SAP Social Sabbatical is a portfolio of short-term volunteering assignments where SAP employees work in highly diverse teams to solve strategic challenges for NGOs in different markets across the globe.

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SAP Social Sabbatical

The SAP Social Sabbatical is a portfolio of short-term volunteering assignments where SAP employees work in highly diverse teams to solve strategic challenges for NGOs in different markets across the globe.

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