A fast-growing group of disabled entrepreneurs is taking control of the economic space in rural Indonesia. Our DICE Young Storymaker reports on what countries are missing out on when they fail to access their ‘purple pound’.
This year we've covered everything from a transgender beauty salon in Pakistan, to Ethiopia's first domestic drone manufacturer. Get up to speed with our most popular social enterprise and impact investment stories of the year.
PLUS: Impact bond firsts in Cambodia and Palestine, Big Issue Invest backs lottery business, Bamboo Capital Partners invests in Indonesian peer-to-peer lending platform, VisionFund raises £10m for microfinance – and more.
Plus: Bridges raises £35m for second social outcomes fund, Palladium's first impact fund targets $40m for African small businesses, Scotland's first community-owned school building and impactful chocolate in Indonesia...
New scheme delivered in partnership by the British Council and Pioneers Post will offer young journalists from five countries training, mentoring and opportunities to research and publish stories of social and creative enterprise for a global audience.