10 Anti-Trafficking Social Enterprises

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Human trafficking is transporting, recruiting and harbouring of people forcefully for the purpose of exploitation. Human trafficking results into sexual slavery, forced labour, modern slavery and commercial sexual exploitation. Trafficking is not only restricted to women and children but even men are forced to do labour. It is one of the hidden professions of the…

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…

10 Social Enterprises Fighting Against HIV/AIDS

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AIDS is a battle which cannot be won by Science alone. It is a battle which needs to be fought by the victim and the people around that victim. About 36.7 million people are suffering from AIDS globally and about 40% of them do not know about their status. India alone has 2.1 million AIDS…

The Sanitary Napkin Revolution

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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,…

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…

10 Notable Energy Focussed Social Enterprises

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Energy is one of the most crucial resources for the upliftment of the society. According to International Energy Organization, India is the largest country with 306 million (a quarter of the population) without access to electricity. Pollution caused in the generation of energy is also a major concern. Impactpreneurs lists few social enterprises which aim…

TOP 10 NOTABLE EDUCATION SOCIAL SECTOR ENTERPISES IN INDIA

The education sector in India is witnessing a demand like never before, with the need to educate seen almost as a fundamental right. . However,  India’s per capita public expenditure on education as a percentage of GDP is amongst the lowest in the world. According to a report by the Sankalp Forum, “Exploiting this demographic…

TOP 8 SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES FOR SOCIAL ENTERPRISES

Social media is a powerful tool in today’s digital era and allows immediate reach to a vast audience. Social entrepreneurs solving some of the toughest problems can make good use of social media to communicate their story and gather support for their initiatives. Sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus and Instagram allow real-time interaction…