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.
Khalid Al-Khudair is promoting employment opportunities for women in the Saudi Arabia though the use of online platforms that connect employers to qualified women looking for work.
Roshaneh Zafar founded the KASHF Initiative to develop a women-centered and women-managed initiative that combines a micro-level lending and savings operation with related training and support activities at the community level.
Shad Begum formed Anjuman Behbood Khawateen Talash (ABKT) to build a grassroots women’s movement in the isolated tribal areas of Pakistan. Using group activities and micro-credit to empower women, Shad builds their capacity to become politically active.
Improve income generation opportunities for the poor and vulnerable population of selected districts of Punjab by enabling skills development through promotion of a competitive skills training market.
Zeinab Al-Momani is supporting women's economic empowerment by founding the first agricultural union for and by women in the Arab world.
Aysha Saifuddin is creating production houses for Pakistani women and providing foothold access to national and international markets by creating a shareholder company: Kaarvan.
Senem is building a self-governed community of diverse women by training and organizing them to act on the issues they care about. In doing so, she creates participatory processes so that women can develop the self-confidence and leadership skills to bring lasting change to their neighborhoods.
ADD-on-GYAN Educational Services Pvt. Ltd is a venture established in order to reduce the many problems present in the Indian Education Sector and bridge the widening gap between theoretical and practical education in India. We began operations as a Start-up Company at Manipal University - Technology Business Incubator on 20th January and registered as a Private Limited company in July, 2011.
Winners Announced! The three winners will each receive a prize of US$5,000 from Ashoka Changemakers, and will be invited to participate in a collaboration workshop with Ashoka’s Changemakers and ExxonMobil during summer/fall 2010.
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When it comes to genetic food engineering, claims are often made about farmers ability and interest to adapt. And how about vitamin-rich rice? ... Are these realities or misrepresentations? Tell us what you think here
[Also check out our GMO Risk or Rescue competition. Share your idea or initiative to get noticed and to be eligible for various prizes. Submit your entry by October 21, 2009.]
This 2009 Geotourism Challenge, sponsored by National Geographic and Ashoka Changemakers, attracted 610 innovative geotourism entries. Check out these destinations from 81 countries that promote natural and cultural heritage while improving the well-being of the local people.
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.
Skill Scout is an innovative hiring and recruitment start up that brings people back into the hiring process. We forgo technological scale for human scale. Rather than online job postings and stacks of resumes, we engage companies and candidates through video and in-person hands on interviews.
Women make up majority of the rural poor and do not have access to finance and skills to set up businesses. Use Solar, Save Lives is an innovative program that uses MwangaBora lamp as a tool to create savings for rural women, and enable them create micro-businesses and live a decent life.
Um espaço que centraliza informações importantes do universo do Microempreendedor Individual, como respostas de dúvidas, tutoriais, cursos, palestras, livros, eventos, ferramentas etc.
HackerNest Unite is a directory & community portal to connect all the disparate factions of a city's tech ecosystem - jobs, events, classes, news, etc. - in one place. The first place to look for everything tech in a city. Our mission: local economic development through technology.
Labit seeks to address inequity and injustice in the only sustainable way - by helping people to help themselves. By being immersed within in the community it is trying to change, Labit assist entrepreneurs by incubating their small business ideas during an 18-month process.
Employ and train young, poor women in Nairobi, Kenya to produce handmade, men's belts with materials found locally in Kenya.
Soko is an innovation in fashion & technology: an online store that expands access to economic opportunity for artisans in emerging economies, disrupting the traditional export supply chain and revolutionizing the way money & goods are exchanged between developing world artisans & global consumers.
Passing on skills project economically empowers the girl child against early child marriages to make them more entreprising,for each girl trained an entire family benefits as the girls teach their families to generate their own income providing funds to keep them in school and out of early marriage
At Ideas Incusivas we help entrepreneurs develop and propel their ideas in an inclusive way. Our mission is to help communities thrive by creating added social value through the interconnection of local projects while creating a support structure of co-learning and co-creation.
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.
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!
Il y a 18 mois, j'ai décidé de lancer ce projet de développement afin d'investir toute mon énergie et mes compétences d'entrepreneur pour résoudre un problème simple et dont pourtant dépend l'avenir de millions de personnes : comment mettre fin à la pauvreté énergétique en Afrique rurale ?
Fété Impact Development est un cabinet de conseil et de formation en gouvernance, stratégie, gestion de projets et marketing. Conscient que sans prendre en compte la dimension « Homme » toute action est vaine, à Fété Impact Development nous œuvrons pour améliorer la vie de chaque être humain.
Education4Entrepreneurship is a proactive project that fosters entrepreneurial ecosystems and provides support services, and specialized training programs for students-graduates and employees on industry-relevant management competencies that empower them to be self employed and globally competitive.
Every once in a while, the world changes so much, so quickly, that we miss an opportunity sitting right in front of us. Innovation in hiring often means a new algorithm or better keyword search. Or a sophisticated pre-employment test. We think it's much simpler than that.
Nowhere in America (and probably the world) does anyone have to learn their local history. Create a local history showing local changemakers who came before and design a local history to create changemakers for the future. This is a community project produced locally.
Desert Bootcamp is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to foster a culture of entrepreneurship in South Africa's small towns and townships.
YoSoyM is an alliance of individuals, non-profit organizations, businesses, community leaders and government dedicated to serve thousands of Latinas and their families in by identifying synergies, developing collaborative initiatives and changing the negative narrative prevalent in our community.
We are creating compassionate consumers by providing the opportunity for conscious shoppers to empower small business owners and at risk children in developing economies. We offer an evolutionary social business model, unique fashion accessories, and an inspiring vision of change.
Este proyecto pretende ayudar a erradicar el hambre y la pobreza de paises en vias de desarrollo, promoviendo una cultura de mayor consumo de alimentos tradicionales de maiz, con base en un programa educativo que demostrará el valor cultural de los mismos, por símbolos mayas encontrados recientemente, motivando así una mayor demanda y consumo, lo que aumentará su elaboración, favoreciendo a miles de mujeres que se dedican a su manufactura y venta, así como a los campesinos que cosechan el maíz, mejorando la economía y la salud familiar con alimentos de bajo costo y más saludables, evitando
Vayando is a for-profit social enterprise that puts micro-entrepreneurs on the tourism map. We provide an online booking platform that utilizes growth and diversification in the tourism sector to unlock economic opportunity for entrepreneurs in emerging economies around the world.
Providing smallholder farmers affordable transportation so they can access basic life needs, including healthcare, clean water, education, and markets for trade. Bicycles Against Poverty works with rural African farmers to distribute bicycles on a financing plan so individuals pay back over 1 year.
The HeadStart Business Accelerator and Coworking space aims to raise the success rates of startups in Mandeville, Jamaica and increase the level of employment for youth and women. It will do this through training and development, fundraising and the creation of a vibrant startup eco-system.
Proyecto de búsqueda activa de empleo en el cual, mediante metodologías tipo coaching y formaciones profesionales de tipo transversal, se pretende que los inscritos al programa encuentren mejoren su situación laboral.
Mental Health is often a taboo topic in Africa, yet millions are impacted by trauma. Healing Through Yoga bridges the gap between the need for accessible trauma-healing, mind-body health, and trained youth to deliver these services: unlocking this innovative new market.
CINEWAX c'est un nouveau concept de cinéclub, à la fois espace de rencontre et cinéma, lieu d'échange social, de culture, et de dynamisme économique.
Nous voulons participer au développement culturel au Sénégal et employer des locaux, tout en créant un pont culturel international!
Promovemos la cultura del reciclaje de todo tipo de residuos que se generan a diario por medio de incentivos, para evitar el agotamiento de los recursos naturales no renovables, logrando impactos sociales, ambientales y económicos. Y contribuimos con soluciones para las comunidades más vulnerables.
Bengkel APPeK is helping landless women farmer to raise their participation in local development process and generate income through independent and sustainable productive economic model.
Kampung Budaya Bobojong is a farmhouse & creative space that serves as urban/rural platform for culture, art & technology. As part of farming activities; this platform will also develop space for innovation, collaboration & citizen empowerment for the benefit of people in urban & rural context.