As of December 2008, 1,000 students have completed the Project Baobab program. Of those, over 300 were awarded micro-grants of $100 each.
In an independent study conducted by the United States International University, they reported the following impacts: On the Entrepreneurs:
. The program assisted them in acquiring and developing self-reliance.
. They developed self-discipline regarding time and personal management.
. They developed positive attitudes towards life and self-employment as a viable alternative.
. Changed the lifestyles of those who made immediate use of the funds - have become more motivated and confident. On the Teachers:
. Acquired extra skills in entre- and intra-preneurship. Some have gone into business as a result.
. Brought in a sense of "self-fulfillment" through assisting the needy students.
. Motivated to widen their knowledge and skills beyond the Ministry of Education programs.
. Given new vision and made them more responsible and hard working. On the Community (including parents):
. Parents are more aware of alternatives for self-reliance available to their daughters (and sons).
. Changed their attitudes towards assisting young women by being more supportive. A level of trust was developed.
. Though a small section has been reached, the community at large appears quite positive about the project.
. Attitudes are changing towards the role of young women.