Social Entrepreneurship: Why It Matters

Via Scoop.itYellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism

Here are social entrepreneurs who are forcing society to reconsider its conception of the very nature of human progress.

GAWAD KALINGA: Hope-Builders and Poverty-Busters

Gawad Kalinga (headed by Jose Luis Oquinena and Antonio Meloto) transforms slums into peaceful, productive communities in the Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea — 2000 of them so far. Landesa (and its head, Tim Hanstad) helps families in India, China and sub-Saharan Africa to China gain legal rights to their land, and a future for themselves — more than 105 million families over four decades. Nidan (helmed by Arbind Singh) is organizing India’s informal sector — 93 percent of its workforce, accounting for 64 percent of national GDP — into self-owned collectives. Nidan means “solutions” in Hindi. And Proximity Design (founded by Jim and Debbie Aung Din Taylor) designs, builds, and markets the affordable products and services that rural families need to transform their lives in Myanmar — 100,000 products, and even more services, to date.



About rictandag @rictandag @LVHelpGro Returned U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Tandag, Surigao del Sur, Republic of the Philippines 1979-1980; Financial Management training Program [FMP], G.E., Appliance Park, Louisville, Kentucky 1981-1982 Champion [two days] Jeopardy 1986 Attorney, Los Angeles, CA 1989-1995 Disabiility Rights Attorney,, Las Vegas 1998-1999 Immigration Asylum Attorney, throughout the State of Kansas 1999-2001 Supply Logistics Specialist, UPS Las Vegas, 2006- present [business] advocate for: [Gawad Kalinga, tagalog for "to give care"]
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