Today was the first day of the SAP social sabbatical in Peru. We are 12 energetic young (and not so young) individuals from SAP offices spanning timezones UTC+8 (Philipines) to UTC-8 (Vancouver) that will be spending the next 4 weeks in Peru.
We are split into 4 teams of 3 each supporting one client. A client is typically an NGO, but could also be a social enterprise.
Together with Michael Roemer and Ma Roselle Junio I ended up on the Inkamoss team.
Inkamoss produces moss for cultivation of orchids and has been in business since 2010.
Roughly 45% of the revenue of Inkamoss ends up in the communities of the Andes that provide the raw material for the production. And of this amount app. 15% is dedicated to community projects.
So how can 3 persons from SAP help a client such as Inkamoss? And in only 4 weeks?
This question has been on my mind for quite a while.
However, after a 3 hour session with Marco - the founder of Inkamoss,
We now understand the logistics and the challenges of operating in the Andes a bit better.
But still a bit of work to be done… Stay tuned.