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Low-Income Americans and Haitians Supported by Blanket America’s BOGO Bedding Program

While it is hard to imagine, even countries as developed as the US have domestic poverty. The current economic slowdown doesn’t help matters at all, but thankfully social entrepreneurs like Elizabeth Brown and Mesh Gelman of Blanket America are pioneering ways to let Americans help each other. Their buy-one-give-one (BOGO) solution provides much-needed bedding for low-income families in America. How Blanket America is Solving Domestic Poverty Despite being one of the wealthiest countries in the world, the US is not immune to poverty. Millions of American families are struggling to

Donate an Organic Baby Onesie BOGO Style with Baby Teresa

Babies are incredibly vulnerable, depending on adults for their daily needs, yet many are born into low-income families and communities of extreme poverty, and therefore lack proper nutrition, healthcare, and even clothing. The clothes that they do have are often hand-me-downs from older siblings that are worn out, too small or too big. Thank goodness for social enterprises like Baby Teresa that are working to help these babies by donating a romper for every piece you purchase through their buy one give one program. Baby Teresa’s Innovative Buy-One-Give-One Organic Baby Rompers Baby

Entrepreneurs for Change: Blake Mycoskie of TOMS Shoes Gives Away Millions of Shoes

How TOMS Shoes is Solving Footwear for the Extremely Poor If you’ve had shoes on your feet your whole life, you may have never experienced the challenges of living without them. Without shoes, children are more prone to injury and disease – especially diseases transmitted through soil. Cuts and scrapes can develop into serious infections, some of which are life threatening. The social entrepreneurs from TOMS shoes have got a solution through its buy one give one program. Without shoes, children are often hindered from receiving an education. After all, it’s difficult to walk to school if

Entrepreneur for Change: Mark Bent of SunNight Solar offers BoGo Lights

How SunNight Solar and Bogo Light are Bringing Renewable Energy and Illumination to the Poor "We design and manufacture solar powered products which have a positive impact on people and the planet" That’s the mission statement of social enterprise SunNight Solar. Up to 2 billion people worldwide don’t have access to affordable illumination for everyday living. For those of us who have access to light all of the time, it may be surprising to realize how much the lack of it impacts quality of life. People in developing countries without light cannot cook, read, study, or do other household

Solar Social Enterprises that Provide Power to the Developing World

Solar is a booming industry these days. With an abundance of venture capital pouring into solar startups on everything from mega solar utility projects to home solar lease companies,  it's no surprise that more and more social entrepreneurs are trying to get in on the solar game. However, another breed of entrepreneurs are trying to bring solar to the people who need it the most - the world's poorest people in the developing world. While in the developed world, solar may seem like a luxury available to homeowners with extra cash to burn, in the developing world, solar can mean life or

How to Determine if a Home Business is Right for You

During the economic downturn, a lot of people have turned to home-based businesses as a way to make ends meet amid the layoffs and freeze hirings. And while the economy is now looking up, many of these entrepreneurs have stuck with their proud ventures.. With a business of your own, you no longer have to spend every waking day commuting to work and dealing with the boss. However, a home business is not for everybody. There are people who are so eager at first, but lose the enthusiasm and drive after a while. So how do you know if a home business is for you? 1. You have to be patient,