Real change needs many bricks

Do you have identified very clearly a social need in our society? Do you have created a solution for a particular problem? Maybe a first result or even success is visible. You could convince some investors and help some people. Maybe you have been working on it for several years already and an entire group…

Mobile phones give access to local healthcare

The use of mobile phones has reached every part of this world. Also in the most rural areas of developing countries there are people who own a mobile and use it whenever possible. Before any domestic machine, any health insurance, any solution for the most essential needs is in place a mobile device will arrive…

Why social entrepreneurs need more socializing

There are a lot of good initiatives ongoing in several parts of the world. Some of them are more social driven, others has also a sustainable financial business model behind. However, what is often underestimated is the aspect of involving people from ‘outside’ actively and making them part of the implementation, be it on site,…

Change the world: Give women a mobile!

Empowering women and helping them to improve their condition can lead to enormous social progress. Often women start their own business if they get an opportunity, e.g. via a micro credit. I have met some of them and it is astonishing to see how this changed their lives: they invest in activities that ensure a…

Social entrepreneurship? Should be more than a trend

Normally, in the morning I read a few articles on social entrepreneurship. Best practice ideas, interesting people with a lot of out- of-the-box thinking from India, US, Europe, Africa. There are many impressive stories and a lot of really engaged social entrepreneurs around. Their stories are inspiring, eye-openers… Additionally, I read articles on social entrepreneurship…