Is the “Micro Consignment Model” The New Micro-Financing Model (that Traditional Investors Have Been Waiting For?)

First there was Micro-Finance, connecting the ‘unbankable’ and traditionally un-collateralized to sources of credit that could be leveraged into their own businesses or micro-enterprises. If, however, some loanees were not able to develop businesses, or scale, or sustain them, they were left with outstanding debts, that when difficult to repay resulted in default.  Not an attractive social entrepreneurial (socent) model for traditional investment. Although an incredible boon to individuals in developing countries, especially to women, and a testament to innovation in the socent and social capital arenas. Enter, Micro-Franchising. It adds an already existent product or service to sell by the “entrepreneur” … Continue reading Is the “Micro Consignment Model” The New Micro-Financing Model (that Traditional Investors Have Been Waiting For?)

Shine a Light on Women

Women Turn a social profit from the Sun. Our mission is to empower women with economic opportunity and eradicate energy poverty.  We use a market based program to distribute solar technology that provides income to women entrepreneurs Solar Sister gives you the opportunity to join us and leverage your support through social investments Social investment: How can it be a donation and an investment? Your donation is invested 100% in a Solar Sister Entrepreneur’s business.  When the Entrepreneur sells lamps, the money she receives is reinvested in new inventory, enabling her to operate an ongoing business and earning a sustainable income from … Continue reading Shine a Light on Women