Thanks to Singapore-based charity Nusantara Development Initiatives, mothers living in poverty in remote Indonesian villages are empowered through the selling of solar lamps, which also provide for a very basic need in the communities – light.
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Jay Jaboneta, Yahoo Philippines 7 Modern Day Pinoy Heroes awardee in 2011, shares about how a serendipitous posting about a town in Zamboanga where the children swim to school, caught the attention of many online. As a result, the Yellow Boat of Hope was started to provide transportation to ferry students to their schools.
Businesses that inspire. Warby Parker, in partnership with Vision Spring, is doing well by doing good. For each pair that you buy from the www.warbyparker.com online store (sorry US only), you are helping low-income women entrepreneurs make the glasses and sell it so cheap that those living US$4 a day can afford it.
Jordan Kassalow - VisionSpring founder
Neil Blumenthal - Warby Parker co-founder
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Rachael Chong @CatchafireCEO, highlights the millennials insatiable desire to volunteer. They rank highest amongst all the demographics in the area of giving. Catchafire.org sees this shift so their site matches a volunteers’ skills with needs of an organisation. Join the millennial revolution, find an opportunity to help society in www.catchafire.org
Sir Richard Branson (Founder, Virgin Group) is here live speaking!. Social Good Summit 2013
We’ve rounded up 20 memorable and moving quotes from Social Good Summit on Monday.
Financial assistance for good. Lenddo.com grants micro finance loans to Filipinos and Colombians base on their online reputations. Ruma.co.id turns your neighbors to financial service agents through texting and android apps.
Ideas abound for causes that you feel passionate about in the Social Good Summit.
In 2009, Pakistani Malala Yousafzai then 12 years old, started to write a blog to detail her life under the Taliban rule and the education oppression on girls in her area. 11 months ago, she was shot by the Taliban for her activism and fight for girls rights. Today she is back on her feet here in the Social Good Summit.
"The terrorists thought that they would change our aims and stop our ambitions, but nothing changed in my life except this: weakness, fear and hopelessness died; strength, power and courage were born."