Category: Featured Social Enterprises

Tandem Fund

The Challenge While social enterprises have the end goal of becoming financially self-sustaining, they start out like many other firms: needing an initial investment to help them get off the ground. However, traditional banks and venture capital firms do not fund these types of organisations, which have limited assets and take advantage of unusual business models. Social entrepreneurs are highly…

Elevyn

The Challenge For years, incredibly talented artists and artisans across the globe have struggled to find markets for their handmade products because they live in remote places. Incomes are small and stagnant as craftspeople and producers resort to selling their goods to the tourist trade or to international import/export companies, which then resell their goods at huge markups. At the…

SOLS 24/7

The Challenge Inaccessibility of education to children of underprivileged backgrounds is particularly acute in developing countries, which lack strong public school systems and perpetuate a cycle of poverty Many children are unable to attend school because their families need them to work to generate enough income for food and other necessities. Many children who drop out of the public school…