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Social enterprise conference debuts in developing country

POSTED October 29, 2019

Social enterprise conference debuts in developing country

Last week marked a gathering of minds to exchange ideas on social collaboration and investment

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Despite current unrest in Ethiopia, last week it was home to the 11th annual Social Enterprise World Forum where entrepreneurs from around the world gathered.

It was the first time a developing country hosted the conference, and it was a fitting location. “Social enterprises are making a huge impact in Africa and Ethiopia, because they’re tackling really serious issues, like empowering women,” explained Rakeb Yilma, a marketing representative for Ellilta, a business that supports women through the sale of jewelry and scarves. “You empower women, you empower a generation. Then you make a better future for society.”

At Children Believe, among other activities, we encourage social enterprise through women and youth groups, which save and loan money as a community.

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