Target demographics: Marginalized communities in emerging market countries. We reach our beneficiaries through supporting early stage social enterprises that focus on developing their financial return and social impact through affordable technologies, labor inclusion, or sustainable income, through tailored capacity building and appropriate financing.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 47,783 beneficiaries
Geographic areas served: Emerging markets, primarily Latin America and Central & Eastern Europe.
We´ve provided business mentoring and financial support to 120 social enterprises in the incubation stage portfolio, and has also started its own social enterprise, NESsT Consulting.
-- Over US$ 8 million in funds invested in social enterprises for start up and/or expansion of their businesses.
--12,000 economic opportunities created through social enterprise, while 280,000 marginalized peoples` lives were improved in the past three years.
-- 3,800 organizations trained in 48 countries in 15 years on the principles and tools of self-financing and social enterprise
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