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    New Life Perspectives in Burkina Faso

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    Support Global Development Better
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    The Secret to Social Business Scale
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    Enhancing Access to Finance for Women Entrepreneurs
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    Emprendeduría educativa #2
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    Sexual Violence Stinks
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    El elefante blanco
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    Edupreneurship #1
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The Secret to Social Business Scale?

How can social entrepreneurs ensure success in moving from the startup phase into the growth phase? Our focus is on alternative holistic solutions...

Read more on NextBillion...

Low-tech Solutions Fight Hunger

In developing regions, comprehensive rural development and sustainable agricultural production play a key role in the fight against hunger. We pursue the aim of finding social entrepreneurs with promising, sustainable and low-tech solutions...

Read more here...

Siemens Stiftung Annual Report

Our annual report talks about how partners, adaptation, networks, expertise and structure are vital to our work no matter in which country or working area we are engaging. Of course the empowering people. Network is also part of the story.

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New Life Perspectives in Burkina Faso

Around 700 million people worldwide have no access to glasses. The OneDollarGlasses Association manufactures affordable glasses for developing countries, and has distributed more than 100,000 pairs of glasses worldwide...

Read more here...

Network Update

April 2018

This month's empowering people. Update features our network member TriCiclos, interesting blogposts, latest news about the activities in the network, events, dates and much more.

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Solutions Database

We aim to identify and foster innovative technology that tries to solve basic supply problems around the globe. See some of the most promising solutions in our database.

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epExpert Service

Siemens Stiftung is looking for professionals who are interested in voluntarily supporting some of our empowering people. Network member organisations in the field, while Siemens Stiftung is covering the travel & living expenses.

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SAMforSE Assessment

Is my company doing well and what works? Though the question is quite simple, the answer is often complex and influenced by many factors. SAMforSE is a tool specifically developed for social entrepreneurs' needs.

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