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Jason Aramburu Creates re:char to Fight Climate Change, Solve Agriculture Problems

Fighting climate change and food shortages in East Africa, Jason Aramburu’s re:char social enterprise has created innovative products that can be used in developed nations, too. This green entrepreneur for change has his eyes on solving multiple environmental and social problems using triple bottome line thinking to create a revolution in agriculture and sustainability around the world. How re:char is Reinventing Fertilizer and Fighting Global Warming Jason Aramburu started re:char following the 2008 financial crisis after evaluating potential projects to take on following the downturn.

D-Rev Brings High-Impact, Low-Cost Social Innovations to Market

Recognizing that many solutions developed to help people in poverty are ineffective, inappropriate, and often too costly, D-Rev’s mission is to create products that improve the health and incomes of those living on less than $4 per day with practical, affordable solutions. With Krista Donaldson at the head of the social enterprise, D-Rev is meeting this goal, impacting millions of lives with their life-transforming products. How D-Rev is Making Health Products Available to Those Living on $4 or Less Per Day D-Rev’s guiding principle: The idea has to result in a product that will touch

Water ATMs via Sarvajal Provide 175 Households with Clean, Affordable Water

How do you take economical technology into very rural communities in India in order to solve crushing water shortage problems that cause debilitating waterborne diseases? Create water entrepreneurs, of course! That’s the aim of Sarvajal, a social enterprise started by Anand Shah, a project of Pirmal Foundation. How Sarvajal is Solving Water Quality and Shortage Challenges in India 40 million people in India suffer from waterborne diseases annually, costing the country 73 million working days and $600 million in the process. Solving water quality and shortage problems is an absolute

Social Entrepreneurs of Two Degrees Offer Free Meals to Hungry Kids

Two Degrees, a social enterprise dedicated to providing nutritious energy bars to its customers, also benefits the poor by donating a free meal to a child in need for every two bars sold. Founded by social entrepreneurs, Will Hauser and Lauren Walters, Two Degrees is staffed by a variety of talented and dedicated individuals who are committed to reducing malnutrition in developing countries. Low-sodium, gluten-free energy bars sold by Two Degrees are filled with delicious, all-natural ingredients, such as dried apples, tart cherries, roasted almonds, and vegan bittersweet chocolate. By

Your Rain Boot Purchase Turns into Free Rain Boots for Roma Kids via Roma Provisions

Roma Provisions has created a social enterprise to provide access to free rain boots for Roma children to keep them warmer and dryer on cold, wet days. Creator of stylish, durable rain boots for children and adults, Roma Provisions uses a portion of the proceeds to donate free rain boots to children in need. While Roma Provisions cares for children from a variety of ethnic backgrounds through its charitable program, its main focus is on assisting children of Roma heritage. Founded by Romanian-American social entrepreneur, Samuel Bistrian, Roma Provisions entrepreneurial endeavors are staffed

Luxury Ties from FIGS Social Enterprise = Free School Uniforms for Needy Kids

FIGS, a socially-conscious fashion company, doesn’t sacrifice high fashion to achieve its overarching goals of helping needy children. By offering offers cutting-edge necktie designs, crafted from very fine fabrics (such as cashmere and silk), to its discerning customers, FIGS has created a for-profit system that gives back. For every tie that they sell, the team at FIGS donates a free school uniform to a child in a developing nation. By combining love of fashion with a “threads for threads” social enterprise, FIGS creates a new entrepreneur business model that is a powerful force for

Smile Squared Boosts Dental Health for Poor Kids via BOGO Program

Eco-friendly toothbrushes that also create better dental health for poor children in developing countries?  Yes! Smile Squared’s BOGO program provides both consumers and disadvantaged children access to toothbrushes made from sustainable materials - every toothbrush is crafted from bamboo and DuPont bristles and fully biodegradable. Every time a consumer purchases a Smile Squared child’s or adult’s toothbrush, another toothbrush is given away to a child in a developing country. Founded by husband and wife duo social entrepreneurs, Eric and Geri Cope, the mission of this company is to improve

Social Entrepreneurs of Embrace Advocate for Infant Health

Embrace, created in part by entrepreneur Jane Chen, offers health care workers in developing countries access to low-cost, non-electric neonatal incubators. These affordable and innovative infant warmers provide the highest standard of care to premature infants, thereby decreasing the risk of infant death in rural areas of developing nations, but are much more affordable. They’re a perfect solution for regions where finances and lack of electricity often impede health care efforts. Chen's dedication to social entrepreneurism is lifesaving. Embrace: Solving Neonatal Health Issues with

Aganza Design Social Entrepreneur Offers B1G1 Lighting to the World’s Poor

In developing countries, clean, affordable lighting is difficult to come by, due to lack of electricity. To make a difference, Aganza Design’s innovative and forward-thinking CEO and social entrepreneur, Lesley Silverthorn Marincola, spearheaded the creation of lighting devices that aren’t powered electrically. These ingenious devices allow people in developing nations to enjoy bright light that runs on eco-friendly solar energy. How Aganza Design is Solving Health and Energy Issues in the Third World Currently, in order to get the lighting that they need, many poor communities are often

Deflated Soccer Balls a Thing of the Past – Social Enterprise One World Futbol

Soccer is a well-loved sport and a popular way to entertain children and bring communities together. But conventional soccer balls succumb to overuse, weather, and vandalism, leaving children living in poverty without and adding unnecessary waste to landfills. While many fashion their own futbols, these rarely do the trick. The One World Futbol Project founded by social entrepreneur Tim Jahnigen aims to make soccer much more accessible and sustainable by providing an innovative soccer ball that is basically indestructible. And with their buy-one-give-one program, consumers can benefit their