Project Ana believes that technology can allow anyone, anywhere to trade with everyone, everywhere; breaking the cycle of poverty. The Project Ana software platform allows for artisans and non-profits to easily sell their products to consumers all over the world. We take a hands on approach to developing products and installing sustainable business practices and systems.

Warehousing

The platform connects with warehouses all over the world to provide real-time inventory tracking and order fulfillment. This requires the product creators to follow a strict system for packaging and shipping. The platform provides simple instructions and automatically generates all of the shipping labels, barcodes, and packaging specifications required for global warehousing.
Project Ana Warehouse Map
Once the inventory reaches a warehouse, Project Ana staff can move inventory to from warehouse to warehouse to make products most accessible to the markets that where the products are most in demand. All products are shipped in cartons of the same products. The cartons, if there are enough of them, can be shipped as a crate. This allows for rapid bulk order fulfillment. This process makes it possible to negotiate deals with major retailers.

Story Telling

We believe that a captive and engaged audience will loyally support our causes through their purchases. The Project Ana platform was built to tell engaging stories. We provide a stage for talented filmmakers, photographers, and storytellers to captivate an audience by telling the stories of how people connect with products, organizations, causes, and campaigns.

Fundraising

While we do believe that non-profits should develop sustainable revenue practices through product development, we also realize that fundraising is still a vital part of most non-profit�s revenue projections. Technology has opened up tremendous access to capital through crowdfunding. Most crowdfunding platforms are for profit, though. We believe that non-profits should be able to raise funds without having to pay a percentage to the crowdfunding platform. Project Ana also provides free crowdfunding services.

Payment Processing/Funds Disbursement

We believe in complete transparency. The software does not allow prices to be set on products. Rather, all of the costs and contributions to causes are tallied to provide the consumer with a real-time market rate. For instance, if we reach a certain volume at the warehouses, the warehousing costs will decrease; subsequently lowering the price of the product. All products are developed with the help of trusted non-profit organizations. We disburse funds to the non-profits who work directly with the product creators. The non-profit is then responsible for paying the product creator. Many times, however, the products will be purchased up front by the non-profit at a fair market rate. This allows the product creator to have their immediate financial needs met, while allowing to non-profit to keep any excess margins. The platform tracks these excess margins and ensure that the consumer is acutely aware of exactly where every penny of their purchase is going.

Product Development

Reliable and sustainable product supply chains require human relationships, not software. We work directly with non-profits who are stationed locally in the communities that we serve. This allows us to have a dependable liaison between us and the product creators. Our non-profit partners first help us find existing products that are already desirable in developed economies. If this market-ready product is not available in their community, they help us learn about the local skilled trades and resources so that we may develop a marketable product from scratch.

Open Source

We are committed to sharing the technologies and systems that we develop to help other organizations fight with us to end poverty. Our platform can be completely branded (white labeled) by other organizations and accessible at their domain. The platform is written to be easily extendable to meet the unique challenges that other organizations may meet. This allows us to learn how to build better tools to achieve our common goals. We can then share the custom tools that we develop for one organization with others.

Practice Makes Perfect

We can�t build tools for non-profits who are working in the field if we are not active in the field ourselves. We have to be in touch with the needs of those whom we serve. We've put our feet on the ground in impoverished communities. Because of this, much of technologies that we have developed are a product of necessity. They are features that we needed to fund raise, market a product, manage a supply chain, or distribute a product.
Project Ana Daycare Rehab Project