There are a lot of people around that world using business for social development. These businesses are referred to as social enterprises. We are on a mission to find the world’s best social enterprise examples. Our aim is to help these businesses grow by sharing them with our communities. There may be opportunities for you to volunteer or work with these social enterprises. Also, there is always the opportunity for you to support them by buying their great products and sharing their stories!
Our friends at Ecoripples have profiled 5 awesome social enterprise examples for us. Check out the following awesome companies!
Awesome Social Enterprise Examples
1. Tukula – Dedicated to empowering women above the poverty line. Tukula (meaning “we grow”) partners with organizations and businesses to develop amazing products by artisans in Uganda. The women they work with receive medical care, an encouraging work environment, access to savings programs and fair wage.
2. Krochet Kids – A non-profit social capitalism brand that empowers people by creating and selling knit & crocheted apparel. The founders realized that teaching their skills in developing countries could help break the cycle of poverty. Today, Krochet Kids is helping more than 150 Ugandans and Peruvians make a fair wage through the sale of crocheted goods. Their staff are working, receiving education, and being mentored toward a brighter future in creating gifts that give back.
3. J.C Denim – Trying to undermine the sex trafficking trade one pair of denim jeans at a time. When you buy a pair of JC Denim Co. jeans, you’re putting your money into the pockets of the girls in Cambodia. These girls have been given a vocational skill in sewing and returned home from very difficult pasts. They are now making jeans to provide themselves and their families with an income.
4. Dot Products – Dot seeks to change the face of poverty for children all over the world. With every school and office supply you purchase, they will fund 1/2 a day of education for a child in a developing country. Check out their shop.
5. Beza Threads – Beza Threads is 100% fueled by volunteers! All of Beza Threads’ items are handcrafted by artisans in Ethiopia. Their scarves are freeing, empowering and providing for children in East Africa.
Well, there are five awesome social enterprises that we think deserve your support!
If you know of other great social enterprise examples, we would love to hear about them. Please let us know in the comments below. We will be happy to share them on our next list.