John Saaiman, Anton Bouwer and Dirk Coetser were struck by the levels of poverty and inadequate housing right in their own city of Johannesburg. As a result, they are working together to build and design low-cost, environmentally-friendly and innovative community and private buildings both within Johannesburg and further afield. Creating solutions to problems is what makes them true entrepreneurs. How John, Dirk and Anton are Building a Future of Equality These three young architects turned social entrepreneurs formed the business Architects for a Change because they were moved to do
There are a lot of successful entrepreneurs out there. Question is – do you have what it takes to be one? When it comes to business, taking risks, making the right decisions and hard work can easily lead to success.
As time goes on, we are becoming more and more conscious about the effect of humanity upon our planet. Tara Rogerson, women entrepreneur, is attempting to raise funds for and awareness about the impending environmental crisis. How Tara Rogerson is Building Sustainable Cities Tara Rogerson is the director of social enterprise at a national charity in Canada called Evergreen. Rogerson and Evergreen are attempting to tackle the problem of unsustainable urban development. They recognize that, if humanity continues along the current path of development, our major cities will soon be dirty and
No matter what your age, living with a hearing problem or deafness has a dramatic impact upon your life. Woman entrepreneur, Bridget Hilton, aims to raise money and awareness to help those with hearing problems through LSTN Headphones a unique venture that combines high-end listening devices with a mission to raise money for the hearing impaired. How LSTN Headphones and Bridget Hilton are Helping those with Hearing Problems through Green Business Over 275 million people worldwide have some form of hearing impairment. What’s more, 95% of children in deaf schools could attend a regular
If you’re a parent, you’ll know how quickly children go through their clothes. Sharon Schneider is trying to help reduce the quantity of discarded children’s clothes in the world, while also cutting the costs of being a parent with a young child through her entrepreneurial endeavors. How Sharon Schneider, a Determined Green Entrepreneur and Good Karma Clothing for Kids are Reducing Textile Waste Schneider’s social enterprise, Good Karma Clothing for Kids, allows parents with young children to subscribe to a service which sends them gently worn, good quality baby clothes. As the child
In the Amazonian rainforest alone, an estimated three football pitches of trees is felled every 60 seconds. Brooks Dame is the social entrepreneur behind Proof Eyewear, a fashion brand manufacturing wooden sunglasses in a sustainable way. Brooks Dame is Working to Create Sustainable Eyewear that Protects Forests Brooks Dame had devised an exciting idea for a business. He adored how wood felt on his fingertips, and was inspired by his grandpa to create a brand offering wooden accessories to the masses. Aware of the sustainability issues surrounding the use of wood worldwide, Dame decided
After starting a business that specialized in imports and exports, Beth Doane realized that the fashion industry was placing the wellbeing of factory workers and the environment at risk. Inspired to become a social entrepreneur, she started RainTees, where every purchase of a T-shirt gives something back to Central America. How Beth Doane is Solving the Problems of Mass Production Beth Doane initially started Andira International, a business that aimed to import – and export – fashion products worldwide. It was during her travels that she realized the severe consequences that the