After many years’ work, Jamaica is on the cusp of gaining formal legal status for its social enterprises. This, campaigners hope, will lead to new opportunities and success for an ambitious sector that has been struggling for recognition and support.
Many Jamaican social enterprises are helping reduce crime by supporting young people to pursue their passions and get good jobs. Two trailblazing social entrepreneurs tell us about their successes and the challenges that they still face.
The global social enterprise community has got off to a strong start as the first week of 2015 comes to an end – Jamaica is gearing up to host its first Social Enterprise Summit and India launches its biggest network of female social entrepreneurs.