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    The "empowering people. Network"

    Welcome to the network! Learn more about the constantly growing possibilities within the network and discover the amazing innovations in the Solutions section!
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    OneDollarGlasses in Burkina Faso

    Martin Aufmuth, inventor and managing director of ODG travelled for the first time to to the “Land of the Sincere Man” and portrayed his impressions...Read more here...
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    "I'm pleased to see how understanding and generous people are…"

    Get some impressions of the work and challenges from the DRK (German Red Cross) in East Africa...Read more here...
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    Where the real work gets done...

    Our first epExpert volunteer Brian is currently working with the AID Foundation in the Philippines! Follow his experiences first- hand....Read more
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    Winners of 2016!

    An international jury has selected the top three winners from the shortlist of the 23 best technical solutions and products. Examining the creative solutions, the jurors evaluated the degree of innovation and the level of financial sustainability of the entries. All winners were honored at the Award Ceremony in Berlin on 6 October.See all winners!
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    Barsha Pump - Winner of the empowering people. Award

    Visit Parsha Pump and the 22 other winners of the empowering people. AwardDiscover the winners
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    Become an epExpert!

    Siemens Stiftung pilots its new service and is looking for professional experts who are willing to voluntarily donate their time and skills to support members of our empowering people. Network in their field work. An amazing opportunity to work in a new context and within intercultural teams! Browse all opportunities
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SAMforSE Assessment

Is my company doing well and what works?

These are familiar questions asked by many forward-thinking social entrepreneurs. Though the question is quite simple, the answer is often complex and influenced by many factors.

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Solutions Database

See some of the most promising innovations wich try to solve basic supply problems around the globe.

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Learning offer

We are partnering with FASE (Financing Agency for Social Entrepreneurship) and together with them we will collect and provide some material about Social Finance.

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The Fabulous Fish Farm

A fish farm in a container set to transform South Africa’s aquaculture industry? Sounds crazy. But there is one in a township doing just this. And it can be run on solar energy.

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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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Stories about us

Stories are things that people know, love, and remember, and when thinking about a business they know, facts and figures are secondary. Narratives can be a real asset for any social enterprise and social entrepreneurs can use storytelling to reach out to their network to gain new insights into the development of their business.

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Network Update

May 2017

This month's empowering people. Update features news from the network, a free webinar for social entrepreneurs, events and prizes for social entrepreneurs and much more.

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