Agriculture as Enterprise: An Evolution of Thought and Perspective to Increase Outcomes for India's Farmers
It started with data!   In 2007-08, an evaluation by Catalyst Management Services of a tribal livelihoods initiative for the State Planning Commission of Madhya Pradesh showed that agriculture as a livelihoods option was...
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Submitted by: Pramel Kumar Gupta
Collaborating to Support Small-Scale Innovations to Scale: Sankalp Africa and Global
Fostering partnerships, relationships and collaboration is crucial to “opening the door” to scaling innovative solutions from social entrepreneurs that help people around the globe pull themselves out of poverty. This was...
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Submitted by: Cristina Navarrete Moreno
Seeing Things Clearly: Accessible Eye Care for the Rural Poor
I graduated from the Government Medical College in Guwahati (Assam) in the summer of 2007 as an ophthalmologist. I was confident that I would start a successful eye care practice in Upper Assam, in my hometown Jorhat. But,...
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Submitted by: Dr. Parveez Ubed
Innovative Business Models for Better Impact: Why eLearning for Social Entrepreneurs?
Once a week, Don Francisco, a coffee grower in rural Bolivia, travels by foot for 50kms to the closest town, so that he can use the only computer center available in a 90km radius. Once there, he checks New York’s stock...
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Submitted by: Alexandra Endara
A Deep Love for Egypt Spurs Social Entrepreneurial Spirit
My father was a pharmacist in Giza, Egypt, with a number of pharmacies dotted throughout the city. Growing up, he engaged me in discussions on public and current affairs and encouraged me to argue my opinions on what was...
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Submitted by: Rania Salah Seddik
October Grantee of the Month: FIA Global Focuses on Alternative Tech To Connect the Last Mile to Banking Services
Afsar Ali and the five members of his family live in a cramped two bedroom apartment in Patna, the largest city in India’s poorest region of Bihar. Each day, he drives his taxi for hours on end, all to make a meager 200...
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Submitted by: Blythe Nicole Kladney
TEDxWBG: Scaling Up Services, Together We Can Eliminate TB
This bag belongs to Rinki. Rinki doesn’t need it anymore. She was thrown out school when she got tuberculosis. So this is tuberculosis or TB, as it’s commonly known. Though fully curable disease, it has now become a...
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Submitted by: Dr. Shelly Batra
Can we see ‘a’ patient with tuberculosis?
Back in the 1970s, I was a medical student ready to take on the world. We had a student exchange program, where students from across the world would come to India to visit and learn. One year, there was a group of young...
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Submitted by: Dr. Shelly Batra
2014 India DM Finalist Story: NEDSSS, Helping People Become Agents of Change
Meeting Sister Rosie, I quickly realized she is a force. Her infectious smile, empathetic eyes, and fierce determination makes her presence known to everyone when she walks into a room – by visitors, by her peers, and by...
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Submitted by: Carolyn Marie Florey
2014 India Development Marketplace Finalist Story: Selco - Providing those in slums access to productive lives; one solar battery at a time.
One year ago, Kumar began renting out 40 Selco solar-powered batteries to the people living in his slum community in the heart of Bangalore. Prior to this, 400 families were left to rely on cheap, easily breakable lights,...
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Submitted by: Cristina Navarrete Moreno