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We have developed an inclusive business model that creates hope and opportunities for under-resourced people as consumers, employees, representatives and distributors. Hard work brings great rewards. We collaborate with social entrepreneurs who are using their business skills to bring new products and services to people living at the base of the pyramid; NGOs using their unique grassroots perspective to help local entrepreneurs find new markets; donor agencies finding new ways to partner with international and national companies to tackle specific global challenges, like improving nutrition, achieving better quality education and promoting gender equality.
We are encouraging women to join our growing distribution network in the developing world. Why women? Women have the greatest challenges, but also the greatest potential, to reduce global poverty. They are most effected by lack of clean water and light every day. In many communities, they are the ones who walk endless hours to find firewood and water for their families. And when that becomes less available because of deforestation, they have to travel farther and farther, taking up more time that could be spent productively with their families or businesses. They are cooking over dirty cookstoves and help their children study by the toxic flame of a kerosene lantern. On the plus side, women are often the ones managing the energy in the household. They are spending the money on the kerosene or wood or charcoal, they get to make these decisions.
“Expanding women’s economic opportunities benefits both women and society. Documented benefits include greater investments in children, reduced poverty for all and, perhaps most consequentially, enhanced aspirations for the next generation of girls and women.” – A Roadmap for Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment; The United Nations and Exxon Mobil Foundation
Will you help us? If you would like to Sponsor An Entrepreneur, just $300 will provide two clean water filters, solar lights and clean cookstoves as well as the training required to create a sustainable business. We will send you updates on the progress and challenges that are faced during the first year of business.