What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation?
The point at which founder Terry Hallman fasted for economic rights in the US and we determined to apply his ideas on a national scale initiative.
Tell us about the person—the social innovator—behind this idea.
Terry Hallman was a nonprofit founder who'd focussed on MIA serviceman in Vietnam. In 1996 he was invited to serve on the steering group of the Committee to Re-elect the President. With no brief he determined to produce a paper with his ideas for a new people-centered economic paradigm and a social purpose business model.
His work led him to Russia where he'd leveraged investment for a microfinance initiative which resulted in around 10,000 new businesses. with more than 80% created by women.
He'd then moved on to Crimea to follow up with a strategy for social enterprise within a repatriated Islamic community. With the backing of P-CED UK he'd returned in 2004 to construct a national scale strategy for social enterprise.
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