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Samasource

This is a case example of social innovation in the humanitarian context.  Samasource was an idea developed to enable refugees to participate in the wider economic system using mobile technology and earn money to support themselves. The basic idea is explained in this clip…..   ….. and this clip has a users perspective  

NEKA – a case study in social entrepreneurship

This is a talk by Jeff Church, founder of NEKA, a social enterprise which supports clean water projects in impoverished countries. It highlights his own motivations as well as describing some of the challenges in creating social ventures.

Freeplay Energy

Freeplay Radio  This is a case study of a social enterprise originally aiming to provide radios to improve education and communication amongst disadvantaged populations.  It has subsequently grown into a major provider of a wide range of support and has renamed itself Lifeline Energy – follow this link for the case. See their website for more

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Bill’s

This is a case study of Bill’s, the successful chain of fresh produce and restaurant stores.

Minimonos – Melissa Clark-Reynolds

‘Minimonos’ is an online game aimed at children which currently has around 250,000 players and is growing fast. (www.minimonos.com) It has a particular focus on sustainability and is a great illustration of the innovation space opening up in this area. In this video interview the company’s founder (and Alpha-Monkey!) Melissa Clark-Reynolds gives some great insights

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