On Closing Vittana: What Happens When a Social Enterprise Fails

On Closing Vittana: What Happens When a Social Enterprise Fails

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Vittana’s former COO, Kate Cochran, shares the painful decision to close operations, and challenges social entrepreneurs to continue the important work of increasing access to higher education for young adults all over the world.   Editor’s note:...Read more
Waste at Work: Indian Entrepreneurs Turn Dung into Dollars

Waste at Work: Indian Entrepreneurs Turn Dung into Dollars

Categorized as: , , , , , & Tagged as: , , , , , on November 20, 2014.

A quiet movement by young social entrepreneurs across north and east India finds ways to turn waste from plants and animals into jobs for the ultra poor.   By Suzanne Skees for Ecopreneurist  This article originally appeared on Ecopreneurist.   Across India,...Read more
Culture and Poverty in the Field: Reflections from Laurel’s First Time in India

Culture and Poverty in the Field: Reflections from Laurel’s First Time in India

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Laurel Curran works with our job-creation partner Upaya Social Ventures. She traveled for the first time to India and takes us with her to experience the food, culture, and people who had a profound impact on her there.     By Laurel Curran from Upaya Social...Read more