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Social Enterprise World

List of Social Enterprises, Social Enterprise Encouragers, Social Enterprise Eco-system players





You want to make the world a better place. SoJo wants to help you. SoJo is a collection of tools and informational resources to inspire and empower you to transform your ideas for social change into reality.


Offset4Poor is working on shifting the current carbon offset market, which primarily benefits wealthy individuals/industrialists, towards the poor and the unemployed in both developing and developed countries.

Selco Solar India

SELCO Solar Pvt. Ltd, a social enterprise established in 1995, provides sustainable energy solutions and services to under-served households and businesses. It was conceived in an effort to dispel three myths associated with sustainable technology and the rural sector as a target customer base.


Educate!'s mission is to empower the next generation of socially responsible leaders in Africa. Started in 2002, Educate!'s scholarship students have gone on to build an orphanage, send 30 students from their refugee camp to school, and blanket their refugee camp with malaria nets.

Literacy 'n' Poverty Project

LnP is a social initiative that addresses multiple aspects of literacy - health, reading, writing and financial - to empower the poor and low-income adults to lift themselves up out of poverty

Nanubhai Education Foundation

There are many challenges to education in India. Some of them seem to have clear solutions, like enforcing rules against caste discrimination, or providing university scholarships to young women. Other problems, however, are less clear.

Nanubhai's goal is to improve under-funded public schools in rural India by providing validated English language courses, IT capabilities, and a novel Teacher Training and Professional Development program.

SSE - School for Social Entrepreneurs

The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) exists to provide training and opportunities to enable people to use their creative and entrepreneurial abilities more fully for social benefit. SSE supports individuals to set up new charities, social enterprises and social businesses across the UK.

Social Innovation Camp

Social Innovation Camp brings together ideas, people and digital tools to build web-based solutions to social problems – all in just 48 hours

Buy One Give One

Buy1GIVE1 (B1G1) gives you the power to change lives every day. Imagine if every time you bought or sold something, it made a tangible difference.

FirstGiving is dedicated to one purpose: empowering passionate nonprofit supporters to raise more money than they ever thought possible for the causes they care about. Above all, we want nonprofit and fundraisers alike to meet and exceed their goals of raising money for important causes, building awareness, and expanding the world of giving.

Donate to grassroots projects around the world

ZoomGrants ™

ZoomGrants is an online grant database that can be included in the website of any grantmaking foundation or government entity. Nonprofit organizations can apply for grants directly on the foundation website and the grant manager and funding committee has direct access to submitted proposals on their own website.

Appropedia - The sustainability wiki

Appropedia is for collaborative solutions in sustainability, appropriate technology and poverty reduction

Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group

The Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group starts small businesses in developing countries to provide under-served communities with affordable renewable energy, sanitation and clean water. We currently work in Guatemala and Haiti.


Rang De

Rang De

Rang De's vision is to make poverty history in India by reaching out to underserved communities through microcredit. Rang De enables you to make a difference in a sustainable manner through a transparent and secure online platform.

Kiva - Loans that change lives

Empower people around the world with a $25 loan So many people have made loans on Kiva that everything is funded. While this is great news for the borrowers, we're working hard to make sure you have more loans to fund soon.

Catchafire - Skills-Based Volunteer Matching

Catchafire matches professionals who want to give their skills with nonprofits and social enterprises that need their help. We match professionals and organizations based on a variety of characteristics including skills, cause interests, and time availability

For Impact - Innovating Nonprofit Fundraising and Social Entrepreneurship

Helps "nonprofits" fund their visions through training, coaching and consulting based on 25+ years of experience and $1Billion+ raised directly and $1Billion via coaching/training.

Humanity Unites Brilliance (HUB)

Humanity Unites Brilliance is a social enterprise that connects people and organizations within a global community, and supports our members to reach their highest potential, allowing us to create positive impact in our own lives, and for our world.

Project 7 - Change the Score

Project 7 exists to give. We are a cause-related company that makes every day consumer goods, like bio-bottled water, gum, mints and coffee. We aren’t asking you to buy more stuff, just change the products that you already buy. Products for good.


Since 1993, Camfed has fought poverty and AIDS by educating girls and empowering young women.

Sarvajal ::: Clean Drinking Water For Everyone

Sarvajal means "Water For All". Nearly one billion people lack access to clean water, a crisis that is responsible for fully half of all hospitalizations for illness in the developing world. In India alone, over 40 million people suffer from waterborne diseases each year, erasing an estimated 73 million working days, or USD 600 million in economic value.

Mother Earth

Mother Earth believes in providing you with great quality goods while nurturing the environment and building on the strengths of marginalised rural communities to create sustainable livelihoods and overall prosperity

Water 4 a Purpose

Water 4 a Purpose is a charitable trust operating as a social enterprise selling bottled water to corporations in Australia. All of the profits are used to pay for water projects principally in Africa and Asia Pacific region