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5 Brazilian social enterprises are making a positive social impact

5 Brazilian social enterprises are making a positive social impact

Posted by PanamericanWorld on April 25, 2017

Social entrepreneurship initiatives is a growing movement in Brazil, but one that promises to make impactful change by inspiring local businesses to work for the greater good.  These 5 Brazilian social enterprises are making a lasting, positive social impact by driving their altruistic initiatives with business savvy and revenue-generating innovation—be sure to track their successes in the coming months and years.

5. Rede Asta

Rede Asta is a social enterprise that aims to support local artisan women in promoting/selling their crafts and goods, primarily through training programs and a production and sales network. The organization currently operates in ten Brazilian states.

4. Epitrack

Epitrack has developed a collaborative platform for monitoring/tracking and preventing epidemics. The app allows users to report symptoms, monitor local health conditions, get health tips, and more. The company recently received an award for assisting with the local Zika virus outbreak and Chikungunya.

3. Sitawi

SITAWI is a social enterprise that aims to mobilize capital for positive social and environmental impact. Some of their services include philanthropic funds management, socio-environmental loans and social impact bonds (SIB), sustainable finance/consulting, and more.

2. Sebrae

Sebrae provides business support services to Brazilian micro/small businesses. The organization aims to foster entrepreneurship and provide guidance to help them grow their businesses, in turn creating jobs and spurring growth in the Brazilian economy.

1. 4YOU2

4YOU2 is dedicated to bringing high-quality English/foreign language instruction to underprivileged Brazilians. The platform features an expansive network of instructors from across the globe.

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