Sabiha combats discrimination against women by nurturing their business ventures, empowering women to spearhead economic growth in their communities as they foster their own initiative and independence.
Aysha Saifuddin is creating production houses for Pakistani women and providing foothold access to national and international markets by creating a shareholder company: Kaarvan.
Changemakers and Citi are proud to announce the three winners for the "Banking on Social Change" competition. The three winners will each receive US $5000.
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Revision Ventures harnesses the digital talents of youth to drive small business growth online. Creating resilient communities.
Sanihub aims to facilitate progress in the sanitation sector of Malawi through provision of business boosting services that enhance the quality and quantity of sanitation products and services available to low income customers.
Women make up a majority of the rural poor and often do not have access to finance and skills to set up businesses. Use Solar, Save Lives is an innovative program that MwangaBora solar lamp as a tool to create savings for rural women, and enable them create micro-businesses and live a decent life.
mJangale (Skeleton web site: http://mjangale.com) is a full-featured education solution proposed as a kit leveraging mobile technology to improve pre-school and primary education in Senegal. It has been piloted in Dakar and Thies in collaboration with NGOs and schools.
Shortage of energy has led people calling Africa the Dark Continent. With more than 60 percent of African people still staying in the dark in this century the problem seems to be far from over. To clear this paranormal situation, the Ubulongwe biogas project will convert animal waste into methane.
At Uhuru Child we create agrarian based social enterprises that provide employment for IDP adults with all profits used to fund merit based scholarships for IDP girls.
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You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want-----Zig Ziglar.
Our generations’ want is to see a changed society of self sustaining citizens through critical thinking, problem solving, decision making
SHE launched SHE28 in 2009 in Rwanda to address the lack of affordable menstrual products, causing girls to miss school and women to miss work there and globally. By utilizing a local agro-waste & by cutting out distribution middlemen, SHE provides economic opportunities to micro-entrepreneurs.
Sokonect is a technological agribusiness tool that connects small scale farmers with the market at the comfort of their farm using mobile technology,thereby reducing the long distribution channel of selling their products and maximizing on their revenue.
SparkGig is an online community marketplace to bridge the gap between live entertainers and event organizers. Empower performers to pursue their passion and transform the entertainment scene into a vessel for better social change.
kenrise we are a solar distributors and contractors targeting mainly the rural house holds in Uganda due to fact they are far from the national grid and the generated mega watts can not meet the demand for pontential users
Educating African cancer Fighters is a project designed to help people from Rwanda understand the magnitude of Cancer in the country, its root causes, how to reduce risks of cancer in one's life and take care of those who are already diagnosed. All these activities will be done via Peer educators.
Ruby Cup is an award winning social business that sells a healthy and long-lasting alternative to pads and tampons. A lack of affordable sanitary products has an impact on school absenteeism and so for each Ruby Cup sold, the company cross-subsidizes one to a girl in Kenya.
Supply of quality and affordable cleaning solutions/detergents to the Kenyan and East African market while creating employment opportunities
The Lion’s Den initiative exists to provide support to youth entrepreneurial work so that they are able to engage in initiatives and contribute to social transformation. The project creates a conducive platform for young active citizens between the ages of 18-35, who are leading social impact.
UniTED (Universities Together Empowering Development) is a global organizer for students' social action
We believe that only through creating more and deeper international relationships, especially between future leaders, that global problems can be solved- students being the leaders of this change
I have provided a social venture canvas on steps I am taking in order to help students who suffer with anxiety or home sickness at university. I propose to make a short film about these issues and to show it in welcome weeks at universities starting with my own university in Northampton, England.
IJPDH BURUNDI est un projet initier par les jeunes dans le but d'améliorer la situation socio-économique des personnes vivant avec un Handicap à travers la formation professionnelle et l'entrpreunariat social.
We are an independent summer high school co-founded by a Stanford GSB alumnus and the philosophy teacher that changed his life. With a world-class faculty teaching through the lenses of philosophy and business, we aim to cultivate students who are rooted in the Good and economically empowered.
La Route des Possibles, a non-for-profit for now, aiming at empowering the next generation to become actors of social change. It will host a tour of Quebec in august for 20 young talents (18-30) : 12 days, 5 cities, to meet pioneers, get inspired, and get the tools to launch their project.
The Smart Jacket is a motorcycle safety vest fitted with bright indicator lights that increase the visibility of the motorcyclist.
The lights are controlled wirelessly from the motorcycle's indication system and clearly show the intents to turn left, right or to brake.
Millions of Africans are denied the benefits of e-commerce because they are skeptical of existing marketplaces. This is a lost opportunity for increasing household incomes. Solution, stay-home mums on our app using social proof to find more buyers in their extented networks with the help of friends
Gooddler is a platform where charities that rely on goods to achieve their organizations’ goals can create wishlists. Donors from around the world can purchase the items and be sure that they will be delivered directly to the recipient of the gift, when needed.
How Heart ignites empathy in popular culture through the art of giving. We believe that by tackling how we give to others, we can enter the most important conversations to break down social barriers in our personal lives, work, and communities. We're a service inspiring empathy for positive change.
AISE is building & supporting and innovation & entrepreneurial ecosystem in Arusha, Tanzania & its surrounding communities with educational programming, a Maker Space, and a community space to encourage collaboration, creativity, and co-creation.
We offer basic start up business training; 3-year mentorship and free consultation to youths enabling them create businesses. We help them raise startup capital; they set up tree nurseries, we sell the trees to companies to reduce their carbon footprint. The youth use the income to start a business.
Hello Tractor is a social enterprise focused on improving food and income security for the rural poor, beginning in Nigeria. We designed a low cost Smart Tractor that pairs its owner with farmers requesting and paying for tractor services via SMS - think Uber!
Water is a women's issue. A lack of clean water access poses one of the biggest limitations on the lives of women throughout the world, but it also poses the biggest opportunity. Mama Maji empowers women through water, utilizing water projects as a platform for training and empowerment.
Now our days most skin infections are caused by bacteria and our skin being the largest organ of the body, easily attracts such infections. After a study of the Moringa plant, we noticed the following properties: Antiseptic and Antibacterial. Therefore we came out with a soap from its extracts.
Mothers Delivery Kit connects the women in need across Nigeria to the ultra affordable sterilised supplies they require at childbirth.
Produire des jus naturels à partir de fruits locaux afin de répondre aux besoins de la population en terme d'alimentation et valoriser la production agricole.
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Launch Exchange is a coworking space and business support services provider for social entrepreneurs and social enterprises in Detroit and throughout Michigan. Our mission is to elevate and support businesses and entrepreneurs in their efforts to pursue socially responsible business pract
Transfo convierte proyectos sociales en negocios para que dependan en menor medida de donativos y escalar su impacto. Transfo cuenta con un fondo de inversión de impacto que coloca deuda (créditos) proveniente de fondos de filantropía, ofreciendo un retorno sin dividendos para los inversionistas.
Desert Bootcamp is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to foster a culture of entrepreneurship in South Africa's small towns and townships.
We at trip to Innovation work on fighting unemployment in the Arab world mainly by equipping our youth with entrepreneurial thinking skills and the ability of starting up a new business, so that they become self employed and even employ and help others.
Cherehani Africa provides sewing machines to less fortunate women in rural areas of Africa and facilitates training for them on tailoring and fashion business/ entrepreneurship; to enable them start and run successful fashion businesses. Women are the core of economic development for any community.