It’s often said “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Over the past few decades there has been a huge shift in the way we think about development, aid and the provision of finances and support for people in need.
More and more focus is being put on initiatives that promote sustainable outcomes through training, employment and business rather than unsustainable handouts. We believe that one of the best ways to achieve this is through social enterprise. Social enterprises are purpose-driven organisations that use trade to promote social, environmental, economic and cultural impact. This short video produced by the British Council sums it up well:
“Social enterprises are agents of positive change. They turn problems into opportunities, reduce inequalities, and bring employment and hope to our most disadvantaged communities.”