This month, I’m sharing a guest post by my brilliant friend Laura, founder of a wonderful social enterprise calledKhushi Kantha, that aims to empower women from marginalised communities in Bangladesh. I am honoured to know so many incredible change-makers that are tackling socialproblems with creative business solutions; people like Laura who want to make a lasting positive impact in the world. By the way, Khushi Kantha is launching their very firstonline auction, today, in honour of World Children’s Day. Read on to learn more about Khushi Kantha, anddon’t forget to make your bid!
Today I want to talk about social business: what it is and why it matters to me, to you, and why we’d all be better off if we moved towards a social enterprise model. I think this topic is particularly relevant now, and I ask you to think about the future of business with an open mind. Many of us have already realised this due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, as we’ve had to shift the way we work because of what has happened.
We did it! On 29th April 2020 we successfully raised £2,432 with 59 supporters in 28 days (an additional ~£600 was also raised offline) to train 10 tribal and disabled women to sew in Pondicherry, India.