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  • The Unjani story: the nurse-entrepreneurs bringing sustainable healthcare to South Africa

    With a huge HIV problem and only one doctor for every 1,000 people, a nurse-led social franchising model is bringing hope, health, education and employment to remote rural areas in South Africa.

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  • Social enterprise in Africa: The entrepreneurs

    Our regional snapshot explores social enterprise in the world's youngest continent. First up, the entrepreneurs – including the founder of the award-winning Ghanaian business mPedigree.

  • No just means ‘not right now’: How persistence is paying off for this Ethiopian tech for good venture

    SNAPSHOTS FROM ADDIS Maisha Technologies has won the respect of major funders and potential clients. It’s now set to become the first company to manufacture drones inside Ethiopia – but it’s a long, and occasionally turbulent, journey to get there.

  • On air: The live radio show tackling mental health taboos

    SNAPSHOTS FROM ADDIS Matters of the mind were long brushed over in Ethiopia – but Erk Mead’s hugely successful programmes are helping people to open up and get professional help.

  • Staying afloat: The Ethiopian venture determined to bring healthy water to all

    SNAPSHOTS FROM ADDIS: Business is undeniably tough for Desert Rose, which is producing affordable household water filters – but diverse revenue streams and a healthy dose of creativity are keeping the social enterprise on course.

  • Marketing mishaps made by social entrepreneurs – and how to avoid them (part 2)

    Even the greatest products rarely sell themselves – so we asked marketers at top social enterprises Hey Girls, Clarity, Mamoq and Hubbub to share their top tips. The second in our two-part guide.