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Social Enterprise

Mary Mitchell: Made & Told

We sell handcrafted homeware made by artisans and craft cooperatives in Central Asia, alongside stories from the cultures and contexts in which they were made. We sell handcrafted homeware with a story.

Renee Zau: DonationMatch

There are so many companies that would give more if the process were easier, and there are a million events each year in the U.S. looking for them.

Shien-ru Tsao: Project 116

I starting Project 116, a social enterprise that teaches kids entrepreneurship skills. Students learn how to develop sustainable products through hands-on projects.

Corrina Jacobs: Investours

I have always been an avid traveler, but before Investours I did not realize tourism’s potential to affect positive change in the world.

AnnMarie Quintaglie McIlwain: CareerFuel

My role model isn’t any one person, per se, but rather a collection of women who achieve greatness as mothers, professionals, friends, sisters, and partners every day despite the impossible list of challenges.

JFK and Random Kids

There is a movement brewing among young people who are waking up to the problems around them and taking action in meaningful, effective ways. Learn more about Talia, who mobilized kids to raise $10 million for Hurricane Katrina Relief.

Ask, Ask, Ask

After starting her own company FairTaste to help underpaid farmers, Puifung Leung quickly realized she knew nothing about running a business. In this Inspiration Minute she shares the one secret that turned FairTaste into a successful social enterprise.

The Adventure Project Helps Others Help Themselves

Becky Straw and Jody Landers are unlikely partners on a shared mission to alleviate poverty in developing countries. In 2010 they started The Adventure Project, a non-profit that provides funding to social enterprises. “We almost act as the VCs, where we have the money and we’re investing wisely in these enterprises so they can scale,” Straw told The Story Exchange.

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