With innovation and impact

The power of social entrepreneurship and the social impact it creates, is at the core of the Social Initiative model. Social entrepreneurs are similar to commercial entrepreneurs, the difference being that their objective is not to maximize profits. Instead, their goal is to solve social or environmental challenges. They generally identify challenges in their own community and take action. With innovative methods, they achieve substantial impact.

In order to strengthen the social entrepreneurs, Social Initiative provides both capital and non-financial support. The financial support from our partners is a prerequisite for the social entrepreneurs to be able to develop and scale their work. The non-financial support they receive from Social Initiative is equally important. The support includes; strategic advice, strengthening impact measurement and sharing lessons learned and best practice between entrepreneurs. 90% of our social entrepreneurs have achieved or exceeded their goals. Below you will find a selection of our social entrepreneurs. Some run social enterprises, but the majority of the entrepreneurs we work with are non-profit organizations.

Be inspired by some of our social entrepreneurs

Jason, Jenni, Victoria and Charles, Kenya

Education for Kenyan girls from poor backgrounds, focused on leadership and tolerance

Anusha Bharadwaj, India

Knowledge and courage for increased equality in India

Bina Lashkari, India

Educating millions of children in the slums of India

Barbara Birungi Mutabazi, Uganda

IT paves the way out of poverty and hopelessness for women

Katherine Lucey, Tanzania

Female entrepreneurs spread solar lights in rural Tanzania

Sherryl Broverman, Kenya

High-quality education for girls in the poorest part of Kenya

Mwalimu Musheshe, Uganda

Young girls help their families move out of poverty in western Uganda

Kakenya Ntaiya, Kenya

She returned to her village to improve the lives of Maasai girls

Liz and Sunil Mehta, India

Innovative learning creates new possibilities for children from underserved communities

Starehe, Kenya

An elite school for Kenyan girls from poor backgrounds

James Katumba and Solomon Kayiwa, Uganda

Creating job opportunities for youth in Uganda

Milton and Fred Ochieng, Kenya

The brothers who save lives in rural Kenya

FAWEU, Uganda

Provides scholarships to young people who can’t afford education

BHS, India

Working for vulnerable people's rights to a dignified and healthy life