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From the Social-Impact website: Social-Impact is a new international professional development programme. Our goal is to accelerate growth and increase impact of social entrepreneurs’ projects and/or organizations. Social-Impact’s programme provides social entrepreneurs with: Mentoring Training Technical assistance consulting Networking opportunities and Access to financing Our comprehensive and customized technical and financial services will enable social […]
Ryan Gunderson of Riches for Good reviewed The Power of Unreasonable People — a book that is receiving a lot of attention by the social entrepreneurship landscape. His summary of the book is clear and concise and provides a good synopsis of what to expect. In concluding, Gunderson writes — The Power of Unreasonable People […]
Start small to go big: here are 35 profitable businesses you can start in India within Rs 10,000
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Intellecap, a leading development finance consulting company, partnering with Aavishkaar Goodwell, is holding a microfinance business plan competition with application due March 15th. Srijan, which is in its 3rd year, is aimed at broadening the use of microfinance within the financial services sector. The website describes the competition as — The last two years has […]
From Avashya: Indianwomenshealth.com is a website launched by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). The website, targeted at the Indian women provides useful information on various issues pertaining to the women’s health. The website is a part of a media campaign that GSK launched for Women’s Horlicks.
The Deshpande Foundation is a Boston based philanthropic foundation focused on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and International Development. They recently launched three unique fellowship opportunities, where fellows can get grassroots experience working in Northwest region of Karnataka Sandbox Fellow: This is a year-long program for young professionals or post-graduate school candidates who seek an extended experience working […]
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Indian villages no more left behind, set to become a part of the burgeoning internet penetration in India!
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Everything great always begins with something small. So, start adopting these small changes in your daily routine to be more successful.
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The previous post on the emergence of new technologies focused on the poor has sparked debate or ruminations at the very least over the effects such increases in macro-consumption would have on India and the world. Tyler Cowen of Marginal Revolution raises valid concerns regarding the potential widespread adoption of the Tata Nano and its […]
Why should the BoP not gain access to the newest technologies? A recent shift by major private sector players has shown that the old guard’s view that the poor do not need the latest and greatest technological innovation is no longer valid — as they too require what is on the cutting edge. Neerja Raman […]
From PFM Blog here is some excerpts on their primer on PPPs. Though by no means a holistic definition, the primer briefly outlines public-private partnerships as being “arrangements in which the private sector supplies infrastructure assets and services traditionally provided by governments. Some authors add that the presence of external financing as a necessary condition; […]
From Microcapital.org Cracking the Capital Markets: South Asia Date: APRIL 29-30, 2008 Place: DELHI, INDIA Cohosted by ACCION International and Standard Chartered Bank, this microfinance investment conference will bring together a wide range of finance professionals – institutional and private investors, leading microfinance institutions in Asia, international and regional banks, emerging markets specialists and rating […]
from OneWorld South Asia – Top Headlines Villagers in India’s north-eastern state of Tripura lack basic civic amenities like water, hospital, school, etc. and yet are content with their voter identity cards issued by the government. Poverty inhibits them from demanding even their basic rights.
Introduction Goods and Services tax (GST), which is often known as a historic reform, is now around the corner. After president Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent on September 8, 2016, the Government is firing on all …
Even as startup funeral parties become popular, it is worth revisiting a 16-year-old story of an intrepid bunch of people who told the world, “Let not the Internet bubble get the best of us.” The bells are tolling, all right. As the pallbearers gather to lower yet one more startup coffin into the ground, […]Dipti Nair
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from OneWorld South Asia – Top Headlines India generates around 300,000 tonnes of e-waste annually, which is likely to grow more than five fold by 2012. In a recent ranking guide, environmental body Greenpeace has called upon Indian electronics companies to adopt green practices to deal with the e-waste menace so as to come at […]
Here is one issue that needs substantial help — stigma placed upon those individuals infected with HIV/AIDS in India and the creation of a media and education campaign to help dispel such discrimination. On Sify today, an article highlights that the Health Ministry is contemplating the appointment of a “health ombudsperson in all its districts […]
Imagine not being able to study past sunset because that is your only source of illumination. Or if your village does have electricity it comes and goes sporadically — so inconsistently that it is borderline useless. Now imagine that all you needed to fix this problem was the simple force of gravity … From Slashdot: […]
From BBC: Map pinpoints disease ‘hotspots’ A detailed map highlighting the world’s hotspots for emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) has been released. From Reuters: Study urges new focus in hunt for emerging diseases LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Health experts are mostly looking in the wrong places for the next AIDS, Ebola, or bird flu and […]
From the Hindu: BANGALORE: The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) is in the process of launching an ambitious energy conservation project for the replacement of incandescent bulbs in households with highly energy-efficient Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs). The pilot project, which will be taken up in Bangalore Rural district, envisages the replacement of a maximum of […]
From Xigi.net, Gray Matters Capital, a private equity fund that focuses on the creation and expansion of social enterprises has been conducting very interesting research on the prospect of providing private school education at $2 per day in the developing world. Talked to Sam Moss, Brian Cayce this week about their research at Gray Matters […]
One of the ongoing issues that appears to be hindering development in countries like India is the lack of equity based funding for small and medium sized businesses. These entities, which usually are too large to be benefited from a microloan but too small to have the necessary financials to secure corporate debt or private […]
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Devadasi is a woman who is considered given in marriage to God. These women dedicated to God once held high social status and were well respected. But now they are nothing more than sex slaves. Imagine …