10 Fashion Labels as Social Enterprise

Fashion industry as social enterprise

Fashion industry plays a vital role in the world. It acts as a bridge between the rural and urban people.It is making the world recognize the lost importance of handicraft. Moreover, the Indian textile industry solely employs over 45 million people directly and 60 million people indirectly. It is strengthening the economy, environment and also…

User-Centric Design: Five Social Enterprises Which Took the Philosophy to Implementation

The User-Centric Design process (UCD) is a highly useful process, as we have already seen from the article on design thinking for the BoP. Good design is a process from start to finish, one that can’t be rushed and demands a good deal of thought and consideration. Your users are everything, so it makes sense that…

Traits to Look For in a Social Enterprise Co-Founder

Traits of Co-Founder

They say choosing a co-founder is a lot like choosing your life partner. You will spend countless hours together and your future, your success and your happiness will be intermingled. You will be in it together (hopefully) for life. Two friends get an idea, start a venture, grow wealthy and live happily ever after, that’s…

10 Social Enterprises Uplifting the Red-Light Area

Female Sex Workers

Sex work is one of the oldest professions of the world and the most disrespected too. The lives of the women and their children are shackled with never ending miseries. These “fallen women” do not fall because of their profession but because we make them fall. Education, security, respect, dignity, divinity, livelihood; these are some…

Top 10 Health Focussed Social Enterprises in India

health and money

 “He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.” – By Thomas Carlyle Unlike ICC who ranks India’s cricket team as number 1,  WHO ranks India at a swooping number of 112 out of 190 countries. To tackle the situation, the Indian government has taken considerable steps to cater to the…

The Sanitary Napkin Revolution

green sanitary napkin

About 335 million women in India use sanitary napkins which make 12% of the menstruating population. About 108K tonnes of sanitary waste is accumulated in India annually and it takes about 500-800 years to biodegrade each sanitary napkin.  Moreover, about 300 women in India do not have access to a sanitary napkin, they rely on rags,…

Social enterprises bringing improved sanitation for India’s poor

improper sanitation

Due to a lack of proper sanitation facilities, about 638 million people in India defecate in the open making India as the largest country with the open defecation problem. It not only leads to hazardous diseases but as Ban Ki-moon puts it “toilets play a crucial role in creating a strong economy. A lack of…

TOP 10 NOTABLE MICRO-FINANCE SOCIAL SECTOR ENTERPRISES IN INDIA

“Access to Finance is a commonly cited problem for social enterprises in India and refers to the financial barriers related to the lack of equity, debt, and working capital for start-up enterprises, in addition to non-financial barriers, such as a lack of financial literacy.” – IFC, 2011 Access to finance, especially so by the underprivileged…