With more than 17,000 islands and 300 languages, Indonesia proved a challenging country in which to deliver a national social enterprise bootcamp. But having learned many valuable lessons, a similar project is now planned for Scotland.
In Indonesia, where disabled people often face discrimination, a collaborative project run by two social enterprises has supported entrepreneurial creative people with physical and mental disabilities to use their art to empower themselves.
With Brazil’s huge ethnic and cultural diversity and stark income inequality, there is a disparity in different women’s experience. A UK-Brazil partnership aimed to help women entrepreneurs overcome the obstacles they face.
An intensive training and support programme for under-20s aims to create Eygpt’s female social entrepreneurs of the future. The project’s leaders say they have high hopes based on the quality of the first initiatives.
At the heart of one of Brazil’s largest favelas, a group of designers create edgy new fashions out of thrown-away garments. Through a UK collaboration, the Remexe clothing line has doubled its income and reached a new global audience.
Thousands of Pakistani women qualify as doctors every year, but half of them quit after marriage and children. Telemedicine social enterprise Sehat Kahani gets them back to work to offer healthcare to the poorest communities.