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SADS social venture
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SADS enables non-monetary donations at your door-step
Story of SADS Social venture founded by Anushka Jain Share At Door Step (SADS) is a For-Profit Social Venture that provides doorstep donation pickup for non-monetary donations and partners with brands for cause marketing initiatives. Anushka Jain, the founder of the venture, shares with Social Enablers her inspiration, journey and vision. Rising up Anushka was born into a middle-class Indian family in which her parents had humble aspirations of their daughter…
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Litterati’s way of “crowdsource-cleaning” for a litter-free planet
‘Individually you can make a difference, but, together we can create an impact,’ is a profound thought that leads Jeff Kirschner and his social venture Litterati. Here is how Jeff tries to create an impact together and aim for a litter-free planet. Indeed, litter is everywhere. Soda cans, plastic bags, and cigarette busts is a challenge and threatening to the planet and Literatti community addresses it in a viable way…
social entrepreneurship afghanistan
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Empowering Social Innovations, Entrepreneurship for better Afghanistan
Social entrepreneurs and innovators  in Afghanistan: Social innovation and entrepreneurship is a relatively new concept in Afghanistan. Here is how Shetab Afghanistan, a social enterprise is supporting social entrepreneurs and social innovators and their ventures in Afghanistan. The accelerators in Afghanistan: Shetab Afghanistan is co-founded by Azadeh Tajdar and Ajmal Paiman – ‘Shetab’ means ‘accelerate’ in Persian/Dari.The co-founders believe that Afghan entrepreneurs, social innovators and activists have the talent, drive and passion…
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How Womenpreneur supports women entrepreneurship in MENA region
As part of Social Enablers celebration of female entrepreneurs who are making real difference in their communities, we are profiling one of the inspiring social entrepreneurs “Sana Afouaiz” who shared with us her inspiring journey on why she created Womenpreneur Initiative as a way to foster women’s economic participation in the MENA region. Woman power Let’s listen to Sana on the social condition of her place which motivated her to…
Because International NGO
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Kenton Lee, Practical Compassion and ‘The Shoe that grows’
Kenton Lee, founder of the social venture Because International, believes in practical compassion. The projects The Shoes that Grows taken by the non-profit organization seconds his philosophy. They are aimed at helping people living in extreme poverty to have a better daily life. How and why Kenton Lee(Founder, Because International) started? Innovation without limits Here’s a small bio on Kenton Lee. He went to Northwest Nazarene University. He holds a minor…
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Siam Organic ensures better living for farmers in Thailand
Here is an inspirational quote from Pornthida Wongphatharakul for all aspiring social entrepreneurs “Life of a social entrepreneur is incredibly difficult. It challenges every possible limit of us, physically, emotionally and spiritually. But it gives us the greatest joy in life.” On a further note, she says, “When we see the smiles on the farmers’ faces, we realize what a privilege we have to live a life of happiness and…
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Bonnie Chiu’s Lensational empowers woman by using photography
Bonnie Chiu was passionate about photography since her childhood days. Her passion towards photography, along with the urge to empower woman around her, conjoined to form Lensational, a non-profit organisation that empowers women emotionally and economically by equipping them with cameras and photography training. Chiu, a national of Hong Kong, was in her early 20’s when she gave a humble beginning to the start up. With zero funds and a…
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Oorja makes electricity affordable through biomass and solar power in rural India
‘What if we could use some of the 200 million tons of crop waste and 2700 hours of sunshine available each year in India to light 1 million people’s lives while also enhancing food security, reducing carbon emissions and accelerating local economic development?’ asks Amit Saraogi & Clementine Chambon, the two young social entrepreneurs who co-founded Oorja as an answer to the same. Oorja is a social enterprise that aims…
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Tembo aims to educate 2 million children dwelling in slums by 2020
‘Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime’ is a great quote from Maimonides, the ancient philosopher and astronomer. Inspired by the same philosophy, Phil Michaels started Tembo with a mission to educate children belonging to slum through mobile phones, which is the most commonly communication device. Phil states, “We educate people at a…
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Arun’s EFI is a humble step towards creating a harmonious environment
Arun Krishnamoorthy spent his childhood in the suburbs of a large metropolis. He felt the bliss of enjoying time in the abundant natural habitats around the city. The city grew with him with rapid urbanization taking its toll on the beauty of the natural habitats. He recollects, “I was blessed with abundant natural habitats around. As my city grew, so did our problems. From water to air pollution my entire…
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Saida Ibrahimava’s Youth to Youth Initiative stands for social change in global youth community
Saida Ibrahimava, Co-founder and Director of Projects Development of Youth to Youth Initiative, continues to empower youth with her life while her venture aims to construct an effective environment for youth participation in the decision making process and community development. Saida has been active in the non-profit sector for last ten years and implemented more than twenty projects in the sphere of social inclusion, ICT’s, youth development, education, sport and…
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Devika Malik aims to empower physically challenged people through Wheeling Happiness
Best friends can turn as co-founders of a venture over the time. But rarely will you find a mother and daughter being the co-founders of a social start-up.  “Wheeling Happiness”, founded by Deepa Malik and her daughter Devika Malik is a source of inspiration for all. Wheel of happiness Wheeling Happiness works on enhancing the emotional health of people who face physical and social challenges in India. Based out of…