There are a billion online users today (including you) who can help the billion hungry people. Do the math: 1 billion for 1 billion Information taken from World Food Programme Billion for a Billion donation website @: https://www.wfp.org/donate/1billion Advertisements Continue reading 1billion – Social + Media + Enterprise
social enterprise is our answer to ensuring our long term financial sustainability as an organization A determined group of women started Battered Women’s Support Services in 1979 in Vancouver, Canada. Over the years, BWSS has grown into a strong & dynamic organization. We continue to provide support & advocacy for women who have experienced abuse, as well as training & education about violence against women, professional development, systemic advocacy & law reform, and youth engagement in violence prevention. In 2002, we solidified our work as social entrepreneurs opening My Sister’s Closet Thrift Boutique & our second location in 2007. Retail … Continue reading BWSS – Ending the Cycle, Empowerment + Enterprise in My Sister’s Closet
At she, we believe that a girl’s life does not have to stop every 28 days because of her menstrual cycle. Missing up to 50 days of school or work is not only a “blood cost” to women and girls, but to their families, communities, and nations as a whole. » Why are sanitary pads so expensive in Rwanda? Premium priced pads in Rwanda cost ~$2-3 for a box of 10 pads and are taxed at 18% making them unaffordable to girls and women. Why are girls and women important? For every dollar a woman earns, she invests 80 cents … Continue reading she – Women count in Rwanda. Period.
VisionSpring empowers entrepreneurs to provide low cost glasses » Empowering Entrepreneurs with Rewarding Jobs VisionSpring has empowered thousands of entrepreneurs to launch successful businesses selling health products their community needs. Our Vision Entrepreneurs earn a living and provide a valuable service to their communities. Many of our Vision Entrepreneurs are women for whom employment opportunities have traditionally been limited. VisionSpring provides them an opportunity to become independent and self-assured business owners. In collaboration with the University of Michigan, VisionSpring performed a rigorous impact assessment, which demonstrated that using our eyeglasses results in an average increase in productivity of 35%, meaning … Continue reading VisionSpring’s Product+Innovation+Delivery=Impact
Nomi Network uses Social Enterprise for survivors of trafficking Nomi Network, named for Nomi, an 8 year old survivor of sex trafficking, teaches mainly women, to create and sell crafts, through Nomi partners in order to generate income outside of the trafficking and slave trade economies. -Information from Nomi Website @: http://www.nominetwork.org/ Continue reading Nomi Network – Trade…Not the Sex Trade
Samasource outsources micro content to Sama centers staffed with professionals and the working poor THE NEED: 1 billion people in poor regions will face severe unemployment (up to 70%) in the next decade. Lack of economic opportunity is a root cause of crime, gender-based violence, and other social ills. At the same time, low-cost internet access is spreading across the developing world and digital work offers unprecedented employment opportunities. Samasource connects people living in poverty to life-changing work via the Internet. -Information from Samasource One-Sheet @: http://www.samasource.org/downloads/Samasource_One_Pager_Gen_14Jun2010.pdf Continue reading Samasource – Micro-content Model Adds BoP Labor Force to Samasource’s Bottomline
More than Me…educating girls in Liberia More than Me, Inc. funds the education of girls in Liberia by selling laptop covers, which are made by local Liberian women. -Information from morethanme website @: http://morethanme.org/ Continue reading More Than Me – Laptop Cover Social Enterprise = Education for Liberian Girls