Social entrepreneurship (general)
Watasol gives access to drinking water by producing chlorine locally (Wata technology), and promoting and distributing it thanks to a self-sustainable economic model. Antenna Technologies enables and engages in R&D on durable technologies which are low-cost, simple, and appropriate to the basic needs and socio-cultural conditions of the very poor.
Contributor: Antenna Technologies, SuisseDate added: 30/03/2011
These are the minutes of a meeting presenting briefly IDE’s social business activities in Cambodia, both in the field of sanitation (access to drinking water with ceramic filters, construction of latrines) and of promotion of tools and techniques to improve agriculture practices. For more information on IDE: www.ide-cambodia.org or www.ide.org
Contributor: EdM AsieDate added: 30/03/2011Filesize: 213 kBFile type: .pdf
This presentation explains the notion of social entrepreneurship and how micro finance can facilitate it. It presents examples around access to fuel efficient stoves or to drinking water.
Contributor: EdM Burkina FasoDate added: 22/07/2010Filesize: 750 kBFile type: .zip
This study assess the social impact and sustainability of two social entrepreneurship projects conducted within microfinance institutions in Burkina Faso – the projects that are presented are promotion of Spirulina and of efficient stoves. This is the internship report of Baptiste Cammareri, intern with Entepreneurs du Monde in Burkina Faso in 2010. A brief experience note is also available (in French) here.
Contributor: EdM Burkina FasoDate added: 03/09/2010Filesize: 1 MBFile type: .pdf
This article presents Entrepreneurs du Monde’s experience in promoting and distributing spirulina thanks to microfinance. This project is conducted in Burkina Faso in partnership with a local MFI, Asiena. The article (published in Rural 21's January 2011 edition) was written by Raphaëlle Birot who was in Burkina on a long term assignment with Entrepreneurs du Monde to implement the project. To read the annual report of spirulina activities in 2010, click here.
Contributor: Raphaëlle BirotDate added: 05/04/2011
Hystra (Hybrid Strategies Consulting) has researched best practice with 15 pioneering marketing organizations across Asia, Africa and Latin America and compiled “10 lessons” for effective last mile distribution that break away from conventional marketing wisdom.
These findings will be valuable to social entrepreneurs and corporations marketing products to the BoP as well as impact investors supporting them.
Contributor: EdM Burkina FasoDate added: 26/04/2013Filesize: 5 MBFile type: .pdf