As many other western (and not only) countries, Australia is an aging population. For many people, living alone at home can get challenging. The Hub is creating communities. It turns suburbs into villages. It helps people enjoying retirement in their own neighborhood.
With a mix of chance, imagination, tenacity and business skills, you can turn a dark cave full of bats into a successful social business, using eco-tourism to raise funds to build a school and a health centre. Continue reading
Social business in Japan has been spreading gradually through some interesting initiatives, sometimes to solve social issues in Japan, more often to support developing countries. Professor Okada from the Yunus & Shiiki Social Business Research Center of the Kyushu University (SBRC) introduced us to one of the current heart of Social Business in Japan. Networking, creating convergence, and getting international visibility can make a great difference. Especially with the support of the Yunus Centre in Dhaka!
The highlight of the last quarter has been our mission with ASKI, a microfinance institution in the Philippines. As such, this newsletter will focus on micro-finance… with a quick snapshot on the Philippines… Enjoy!
How to stimulate saving and reforestation by the poor? During our mission at Aski (a Micro-Finance Institution in the Philippines), we were looking for solutions to boost Aski Foundation’s initiative to plant trees. We got in touch with Damien from Kinome, who let us know about this innovative financial product. Seduced by its potential impact both on saving and reforestation, we just want to spread the word!