The poor lack access to market and income opportunities all over the world; this reality is more pronounced among women. Rags2Riches, Inc. (R2R hereafter) addresses this problem in the Philippines by creating social and economic opportunities through livelihoods for its artisan partners and their communities. By providing training in weaving skills and financial literacy, R2R assists each artisan, their families, and their communities. In order to measure its impact, R2R developed a social impact survey; however, it was paper-based and was not well suited to gather the social impact data that donors and investors require. R2R seeks to continue scaling its impact by partnering with more communities. To support the training of new artisans and communities, R2R has used an educational tool, however activities were not standardized into a timeline or documented in a module.
Grimes, Catherine Rose; Ulmer, Sally Vincent; and Eggen, Garrett, "Rags2Riches: Action Research Findings" (2014). Miller Center Fellowship. 25.