Tweet Your Favorite Quote from the Fair Anita Interview and Enter to Win These Amazing Earrings #LoveFairAnita Have you heard the episode of Social Entrepreneur featuring Joy McBrien of Fair Anita? Joy is amazing and the work that Fair Anita does is changing lives. What was your favorite quote from the interview? If you share it, you have a chance to win a pair of earrings. Read the details below. The Story Behind the Tigist Tribal Earrings The Tigist Tribal Earrings are one of the more popular designs in the Fair Anita store. The beads are made from recycled bullet casings. A group of around 120 women in Ethiopia are unable to work…Read More
Soap for Hope teaches at-risk communities to salvage hotel soap slivers and turn them into new soap bars. When you visit a hotel, do you ever wonder what happens to the small piece of soap you leave behind? The average hotel generates somewhere from three to six tons of solid soap waste per year. What if that soap could be diverted from the landfill and used to lift people out of extreme poverty and prevent sex trafficking? Well, that’s what Stefan Phang of Diversey’s Soap for Hope program is doing. Soap for Hope was piloted in Cambodia in October 2013. By September 2015, they have partnered with 300 hotel properties in…Read More
Leveraging the Strength of a Corporation, with Stefan Phang, Soap for Hope
In this interview leading to World Toilet Day on November 19, Isabel Medem talks about her work in hygienic sanitation in Lima, Peru. X-Runner Venture is a social enterprise that brings toilets to the residents of informal housing. Lima is the second driest capitals on earth. In the informal housing, many people resort to pit latrines which spread disease. Because the pit latrines are dug near the houses, they can cause the ground on which the houses are built to become unstable. Some people try to delay using the pit latrines, which can cause further health problems. After university, Isabel worked in microfinance in Africa. Later, when living in Berlin,…Read More
007, Isabel Medem, X-Runner Venture | Toilets as a Social Enterprise
November 19 is World Toilet Day. Why? Because globally, about 2.4 billion people, about one-third of the world’s population, do not have access to a basic toilet. Sanitation-related illnesses kill over a thousand children per day. This problem is compounded by the concentration of informal housing in urban setting. This week we are bringing you two stories of hygienic sanitation, starting with David Auerbach and Sanergy. David’s mother was a psychologist and social worker. His father was an economist. It seems to him, that he has always been thinking of social justice. When David was a teacher in rural China, he saw first-hand a lack of hygienic sanitation. In 2010,…Read More
006, David Auerbach, Sanergy | Aspirational Branding of a Toilet
Du’Anyam provides women economic opportunity. They work with local women’s wicker weaving cooperatives. Du’Anyam markets these woven products to high-end hotels. The funds allow women to care for themselves during pregnancy with healthier foods and savings programs. As a graduate student at Harvard University’s School of Public Health, Azalea Ayuningtyas traveled to the slums of Mumbai to conduct research on sanitation. There, she was confronted by a woman who challenged her to push beyond research and to have a direct impact into the lives of others. After receiving her Master’s degree in Epidemiology, Azalea took a role in a prestigious consulting firm. Soon her days in a cubicle conducting market research…Read More
004, Azalea Ayuningtyas, Du’Anyam | Economic Opportunities for Women
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