Social Business

Mych More than a bicyle

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Portal Bike is a local social enterprise trying to change the ways people think of bicycles: not just a great way to move around but also a way to sustain your business.

Promoting partnership Supporting viable innovations Market-led approach to empower and support girls

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Solid and promising ventures are working to scale up their work to benefit local girls.

PUBLIC INTEREST COMPANIES IN NEPAL: A POTENTIAL GAME CHANGER

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The fact that the famous crowdfunding site Kickstarter has turned itself into a public interest company is very significant. The amazing thing is that there are provisions in Nepal for similar kind of companies' incorporation. The government should do more to harness their potential.

Also the WB says “No more grants”. Let’s have a combo approach for prosperity and wellbeing.

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Simply because parties cannot agree on the constitution, it does not mean that they cannot set a common understanding on how to boost the economy. The country does not need new vision on how to create and nourish a “bottom up” prosperity, ensuring that economic growth, also through special arrangements, can be really inclusive and not elude those down the social-economic ladder.

Turning Community managed schools in the Air Asia of education

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Comparing public and private schools is a bit like comparing Air Asia with Singapore Airlines. There is no match in terms of quality. Yet fully fledged airlines are losing ground as more passengers fly no frills. The same could happen with community schools if they are really empowered and if we consider private schools more like social enterprises.

A bicycle against poverty? It is possible but you need the 3Ps: Passion, Purpose and Past Experiences.

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Can a bicycle become a tool to fight poverty? Does it sound a little crazy? Wait a minute before judging. What can seem at first look a little unconventional, can actually be a great idea.

Interview with Laurel Williams, Chief Operating Officer, Thriive

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Thriive is a new social enterprise based in the USA. Thriive supports local small enterprises around the world through loans. In this way Thriive helps alleviating poverty at community level while at the same time promoting an innovative culture of giving through CSR practices. More recently Thriive got awarded as Best pitching at the Investment Showcase organized by the HUB during the AVPN Conference.
Laurel comes from the banking sector and she started with Thriive after a volunteering experience. You can really say the power of volunteering…

Sustaining social and civic entrepreneurship: Let’s have an inclusive one stop shop for social innovation

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Once again Change Fusion Nepal with the support of Surya Nepal is organizing the Surya Nepal Asha Social Entrepreneurship Award (SNASEA). Initiatives like the ones promoted by Change Fusion Nepal and Surya Nepal are essential to offer a launch pad for those innovators with marketable ideas. At the same time, I would love to see similar initiatives genuinely promoting the best social innovations

Many Textures, One World | Veneeta Singha 2010

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Miteri Clothing-Help Action Works Nepal (AWON) to Collect Used Clothing and Create Opportunities for Empowering Women!

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This is an easy way to help create livelihoods opportunities for poor women and men and build a sense of confidence in people! Please read on and contribute used clothing. We can even help you to establish collections centres in your workplace.