Claudette Kirnbauer Plauchu
Jönköping International Business School
"Skynket AB purchases african fabrics at the local market in Tanzania and bring them back to Sweden with help from traveling family and friends. We then use these fabrics to make trays, which are sold in Sweden and online. In order to give back to the people of Tanzania, a part of our profit goes to Nkinga hospital in Tanzania, where we are able to help out and pay patient fees so that the women can safely give birth at the hospital instead of in their homes, which can be in very poor conditions resulting in a high mortality rate." - Margareta Brandt, Founder and CEO
With the help from Skynket AB, the Nkinga hospital have several of their departments that were not in proper condition to receive patients, including their neonatal department, as well as the child care department. They have also contributed to the building of a new roof when the old roof started to leak water into the hospital. They help women to have a safe place for giving birth, which ensures, to the best of the hospital's ability, that the conditions causing the high mortality rate are erased (including unsanitary conditions and lack of proper care for the mother and her child).
Their overall contribution also includes contributing to the economy by purchasing the fabrics from the local market instead of producing them in Sweden.
They also contribute to health education for the community in Tanzania, through Nkinga hospital.
Margareta Brandt, Founder and CEO
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Business Website: http://www.skynket.se
Year Founded: 2012
Number of Employees: 2 to 10
Skynket AB buys african fabrics at the local markets in Tanzania, and use them to produce and sell trays in Sweden. By giving back a part of their profit to Nkinga hospital in Tanzania, Skynket AB is ensuring a safe place for Tanzanian women to give birth to their children. Basically, Skynket AB is helping the women of Tanzania to help themselves.