Social entrepreneurship has become an engine which is prompting the development of the world. In Colombia, it is positively transforming the country from the territories, that is why we work to identify, make visible and strengthen initiatives of social entrepreneurship in the most vulnerable zones and influence the public agenda in favour of social entrepreneurshipMORE
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Protagonists, heroes, social entrepreneurs who transform the realities to build a different future from our territories. Know their stories!
Turpiales is the first web app platform in the country for better immigration management
It is the first and only radio and digital space where it is promoted in respect of sexual diversity and gender, through the Cartagena collective interest station, we are dedicated to producing content of values that sensitize the general public about respect , gender equality and human rights.
Kankuruwa is a logistic thinking center that conducts academic, social and business events. The services and products used in each event are carried out by mothers heads of household, young entrepreneurs and social organizations, members of the network of residents of the department of Cesar.
TIME BANK is a disruptive human and technological mechanism, which improves trust as the basis of social capital among the Groups of interest that make up the Creative and Cultural Sector of the country, involving the actors involved in the generation of collaborative models in each of their fields of work.
Sawain Wayuu strives to allow Wayuu women to be the main beneficiaries of the commercialization of their handicrafts, to preserve that cultural and traditional value, as well as to raise awareness of the work and effort of artisans.
We make innovative toys by hand with PVC pipes. They have built-in mechanical systems that allow them to be functional.
We are a virtual tool that seeks to provide a scalable and global solution to the mental health problems that afflict our society, from the use of new technologies of immersion 360, artificial intelligence, data mining, among others, we make available to anyone a solution capable of detecting and validating from a conversation with a virtual entity possible common psychological conditions, providing a complementary treatment, and training in an experiential way people for the timely detection of symptoms in third parties.
This venture seeks to bring people closer to ICT, through digital literacy; taking advantage of the knowledge of some users on topics focused on crafts, carpentry and joinery. Using these arts from the digital point of view optimizing the use of the laser cutter for this purpose.
Ágave & Mulié promotes Colombian cultural traditions through the production and commercialization of hand-woven products, based on natural fibers.Our venture began with the desire to revive, together with the community and especially women, the tradition of processing and transformation of the fique in the town of Pueblo Nuevo, Ocaña, Norte de Santander.
Connecta cuisine for all is the first and only restaurant in Colombia where 100% of its payroll is made up of people with cognitive disabilities. They are in charge of the guests’ attention and will make you live a unique experience.
Pobyty is a virtual platform that gives the opportunity to less known people and communities to stand out showing the best part of themselves through tours that can be accessed by any tourist in the world.
We rescued the traditional techniques of the indigenous Mokanàs de Tubará (Atlantic) from work in totumo, dignifying the work of our artisans (mothers heads of household and descendants of the Mokanà de Soledad and Tubará ethnic group in the Atlantic), with decent and quality jobs ; implementing international fair trade policies.
Hom! Daily Solutions is a social company focused on reducing unemployment and labor informality in Colombia and the world. We seek to provide a connection between clients who need services for their home and professionals trained to carry
Mision Alfa is a social enterprise that seeks to bring children and young people closer to technology, promoting creativity and leadership.
GAMUCAMPO is an association of 27 rural women, victims of forced displacement, mothers head of household; that through an economic empowerment initiative in the fish sector, they point to the visibility of women as a fundamental pillar of peacebuilding and socio-economic development in the Catatumbo region, and the recognition of their abilities and potential to work in any area or sector, even in those in which they have been underrepresented by social prejudices that assign roles and capacities different to men, thus contributing to the eradication of gender stereotypes and providing tools for overcoming poverty to these Women and their vulnerable families.
We are an association of artisans, with products and own resources of the region.
#YoMeEntacono is a movement in apology for diversity, the inclusion of women and the LGBTI community, which seeks to educate society about the problems that develop machismo and homophobia in Colombia.
We are a team of 9 rural women residents of Zapatoca who are committed to environmental sustainability, we offer natural products, 100% organic. We love nature especially aromatic and medicinal plants. We want to make our passion a community entrepreneurship, productive and that contributes to the health of people and the earth.
We are a community-based organization that seeks social transformation, related to the reality of trans women. Our work focuses on guiding and accompanying rights enforceability processes.
Del Mar a la Olla is a strategy of Gastronomic Tourism focused on the economic empowerment of women in the commune V de Tumaco, Nariño. These women, mostly illiterate, displaced and victims of the conflict cannot access the labor market, are subject to social, racial and economic segregation. They are also responsible for the care of large families as a result of null sex education, abuse and lack of life plans that allow them to build a more dignified reality. Remember that Tumaco is one of the poorest municipalities in Colombia, with the highest rates of Unsatisfied Basic Needs.
In the Women Talent Foundation we train, restore and empower Women from vulnerable populations in the talent of industrial clothing for free.
Our social entrepreneurship consists of making garments and industrial endowments, has the participation of the 20 social, tasks are assigned to take out the production and a knowledge transfer space is generated with the girls who are part of the seedbed, having The objective is the empowerment of women, the culture of care and advancement of rural development in our region, from a gender equity perspective.
We are Las Mesmas, “Women Entrepreneurs for the Environment and Health” all older adults, heads of household. By perceiving the amount of fat that was discarded into the Atrato River, we launched ourselves into the production of laundry soap and we do it in the best way: recycling cooking oil and using aromas and jungle plants such as sour cane. Each liter of oil poured into rivers or lakes can contaminate thousands of liters of water. Once in our water sources, the oil has a devastating effect on the aquatic environment, it spreads over the surface in a thin layer that prevents oxygen from reaching the plants and animals that live in the water causing their death.
We work with the technique of patchwork making quilts, cushions, bags with cloth scraps, making pictures of historical memories of how we were affected by the armed conflict.
Geek Girls LatAm is an NGO and technology community led by women, which summons the academy, public and private institutions, companies, startups, technical and technological communities around the world and society in general, to promote and execute opportunities together where Girls, young people and women in Latin America use, appropriate and actively link with the creation of technology. Geek Girls LatAm inspires, empowers and connects with the Technology Industry, from there, positively transform the environment of Women and contribute to the construction of a more just, prosperous, diverse and equitable society.
Elderly women and mothers head of the Aguachica village in the Arauquita municipality, make handbags, accessories such as earrings and hats with reused plastic bags, which are cut and then woven in crochet technique.
We are a company that produces and distributes 100% organic products for any type of plant and crop, (fertilizers, natural mineral substrates, insecticide, fungicide, solid and liquid earthworm humus and pet repellents, prepared by personnel with disabilities military forces.
It promotes the sowing and transformation of Quinoa, carrying out innovation processes in its cultivation from the use of technology, to optimize this crop in Boyacá.
It is a friendly technological assistant, with the ability to guide the small poultry producer in the workflows of its production.
We are dedicated to the production and marketing of barley ice cream in order to generate 3 main benefits in different agents.The first benefit is related to claiming the work of farmers who produce barley, since in the last decades this cereal has lost momentum in the market; resulting in losses for producers and in the country’s culture that reduces local consumption. The second benefit is to give people an option of an ice cream that contributes to their health due to the nutritional properties of barley, as it contains antioxidants and vitamins. And the third benefit, linked to the proposal of packaging and production chains that take care of the environment. We gather these benefits to contribute to the social, environmental and economic sustainability of our country (Colombia).
The social impact is given by helping farmers to enter the technological world, since this same technology makes the field more productive. The impact is a bit difficult to calculate due to the non-update of the DANE data, but we know that by 2010 the flower market was one of the main exporters of the country, this market is our initial objective.
We are a group of rural youth that, together with the Afro-descendant and indigenous families and communities of our municipality, create the Hernando Trochez Farmers Association, whose mission is to influence, educate and offer support services to its associates in an attempt to create an environment Ecologically sustainable, a profitable business in a changing world, preserving freedom of operation and building alliances.
We seek to contribute to the Productive Development and Economic Strengthening of small and medium-sized peasant producers, with tools and marketing alternatives based on the new Digital economy, low cost and of national scope and international future.
A group of farmers that make up ARAC stands out for promoting organic agriculture, solidarity economy, fair trade, healthy eating, caring for the environment and dignifying peasant life. The association is made up of 24 members, both native and neo-rural farmers. We currently produce 64 organic products in all the orchards and supply the Subachoque market, the basket, Suna restaurant, among others.
It seeks that small and medium agricultural producers have access to unconventional, environmentally friendly and low cost self-sustainable technologies, seeking to achieve high productivity in their crops, thus presenting the best benefit / cost ratio.
Amazónica de Colombia is a microenterprise located in the Andean Amazonian biological corridor of the department of Putumayo. Which produces vegetable oils from the seeds of Sacha inchi, Cacay and Buriti for human and cosmetic consumption. We transform fruits grown with an agroforestry approach and wild fruits collected by indigenous and peasant communities.
Alagro is a multi-active cooperative aimed at being a strong trade union representation in milk producers in the region, it has 23 collection tanks in different paths of the municipalities of La Ceja, Rionegro, Guarne, La Unión and San Vicente Ferrer, the producers they take their milk in the morning and afternoon, the cua after being analyzed with platform tests, is refrigerated and stored at a temperature of 4 degrees until it is collected by the tank tank car that takes it to the processors where it is sold as milk from high quality; Likewise, it carries out a series of processed dairy products such as Lechenela, desserts, yogurts, melitos under the LALOLA brand.
CASAI is a healthy and different option to feed, through products free of chemical processes, without preservatives, or dyes, without gluten, sodium or refined sugars. We offer a truly healthy alternative in the market where more than 2.8 million people die due to obesity or overweight worldwide, with an environmental sustainability perspective from our processes and packaging and a direct relationship policy with food producers , avoiding to the maximum the chain of intermediation to transmit equity to the farmers of our region.
The Ethnic Audiovisual Corporation of Colombia with the acronym Coradecom is preparing to make the first version of Mobile Films, a film made with mobile devices in the municipality of Zaragoza. This Corporation was born amid the rise of the Orange Economy and seeks to train children and youth in the municipality of Zaragoza in Bajo Cauca and the country in the creation of cinematographic and audiovisual content using the tablet or a cell phone to tell stories that highlight the culture of the territory and can be agents of change and peace in their communities.
Stitch without thimble is a project of creation and intervention of clothing, accessories, jewelry, household clothes, produced by women and young people in a condition of vulnerability (displacement, ex-combatants, migrants, extreme poverty) where collaborative ties are generated, rescue of local techniques and crafts such as clothing, weaving, painting and embroidery and the reuse of materials in order to convert clothing, and everyday items in their means of expression, reflection, education and survival.
Resonar Lab is a social enterprise formed by a group of creatives who share a common vision: we believe in the possibility of fostering social transformations through collaborative practices that involve art, science and technology. We believe that collaboration and the dialogue of knowledge have a great potential to transform the reality of people in difficult situations, that is why our strategies are geared towards creatively empowering the communities with which we work to transform their territories into peace scenarios.
We work to promote the fundamental rights of children in a state of vulnerability, at this time specifically with the Venezuelan and returned children, providing them with primary health care, delivery of essential medicines, nutritional supplements, basic supplies, guiding and creating routes of incorporation into the schooling at work tables with the relevant institutions, accompaniment and advice on the incorporation of children and their families in an active and positive way to Colombian society.
We create a Communication, protection and advocacy system that exceeds the bottlenecks of current communication and protection systems. We offer a system that works in rural places without electricity and without internet.
C.O.R.E Humanitarian Demining designs and develops tools to help with the neutralization of antipersonnel mines and unexploded ordnance in war zones in order to recover the land for the civilian population.
Storytellers Medellín is a program supported by Primed Community that aims to create decent employment in the sustainable tourism sector. Primed is a social enterprise focused on learning and community. We provide English and Spanish sessions using our experience-based methodology.
Coopmente is a model of social transformation that gives value to the needs and abilities of people, reinvesting the benefits generated in society. In 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals have been promoted by several countries around the world to fight to reduce poverty levels, inequalities and climate change. There are 17 objectives and the number 8 advocates for an inclusive, sustainable economy and decent employment for all people.
Fediarte is a social work program, which promotes the equalization of opportunities in integrative learning, recreational, social and productive spaces, our reason for being are people with disabilities and their main caregiver. We strive to promote the development of skills.
The Ecopazifico Foundation is an environmental education and permaculture program, dedicated to the children of the Colombian Pacific and in honor of the humpback whales that year after year travel from Antarctica to give birth to their young and reproduce.
We manufacture irrigation hose and plastic wood with recycled plastic.
ECOMANGLARTE is a youth initiative that arises from the need to generate eco-friendly and sustainable alternatives that are environmentally friendly, which is why since 2016 at the Julio C Miranda educational institution we set out to make ecological and handmade paper based on raw materials alternatives such as the red mangrove leaves (Rizophora mangle) discarded in the mangrove forests native to the bay of Cispatá in the municipality of San Antero-Córdoba, and the use of recycled paper collected in the Julio C Miranda Educational Institution. This process is carried out by mixing 20% of mangrove leaves which is cooked and ground, and 80% of sheets of recycled paper that is cut into pieces and soaked. After making the mixture in containers with water, these are molded by racks, dried with absorbent fabrics, transferred to fabric molds, dried in the sun and then pressed. These sheets are subsequently cut and used to make products as agendas.
Ekomuro H2O + is an innovative rainwater collection system, made modularly with 54 reused PET containers of 3 liters capacity, which interconnected with each other, form a “vertical type” water tank, compact and resistant to liquid pressures, occupying a minimum of space and oriented to meet the needs of water saving. The Ekomuro H2O + project, aims to generate a change in attitude about rainwater harvesting, as a strategic natural resource for urban sustainability, risk reduction and strengthening of resilience capabilities, which will result in the reduction of vulnerabilities and will be constituted in a mechanism for adaptation to climate change and water preservation.
We rescue hives threatened by human activities with what we have achieved that many producers of the territory become aware and seek to care for them by implementing better management of pests and diseases in the different production systems.
In IgNeo Colombia we work to build the public spaces of cities and communities with the same debris that are generated from the construction works, by the hand of architects, urban planners, designers, construction companies and state entities.
We create biodegradable edible dishes as a sustainable and sustainable project that contributes to the environment. We create citizen culture and environmental education through the production of edible dishes that can be consumed or that in turn if they are thrown in the trash, their decomposition is minimal.
Intelligent river turbines provide remote communities with a source of energy and a means to prevent flooding.
We recover and transform plastic waste into opportunities that generate well-being for communities, through scale-up, innovative and sustainable production models. We manufacture recycling machinery at scale.
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Solar energy is used to obtain drinking water, through a device called solar desalination plant, which has environmental engineering studies and is built with low-cost materials.
ERRANTE is a venture of the City of Pasto, pioneer in the alternative use of recycled tires for the manufacture of bags and shoes, thus contributing to reduce the negative environmental impact generated by the waste of tires in our city, we work with more than 20 families whose livelihood is the repair of “montallantas” tires and recycling, families with which a process of awareness was made, since it was determined that they sold the tires to mills and brick where they are used for combustion in the production of panela and bricks, said The process ends as a potential polluting effect with carcinogenic smoke.
It is a community Wi-Fi network that provides connectivity to farmers in the coffee axis, offering the possibility of managing information without the need for Internet payment. We do it through a mesh network that gives free access to computers and mobile devices.
Education, creates high quality educational opportunities and tools for social and sustainable construction in Colombia. Collect used books, notebooks and sheets and with these develop their intervention programs and mechanisms of action.
Panitas de Rolando, teaches computer programming, software development, video game creation, web creation, mobile applications (For Tablets and Smart Phones), Robotics and Artificial Intelligence to children in grades 5-11 of municipal and private schools ( In agreement) of the municipalities of Mosquera, Funza, Facatativá and Anapoima, turning young people into Technology Prosumers, not simply users of apps on tablets, phones and computers. Young people and children make productive use of free time with the use of technology.
Children of the sea, is a social enterprise that was born on the island of Tierra Bomba. The children of the region did not want to attend school or do homework, that is how the idea was born to encourage them to study by redeeming school and homework for surf lessons, a hobby of many inhabitants of the island.
ASIMOV tiene como objetivo solucionar el problema de accesibilidad al aprendizaje de robótica y automatización y la posterior calidad de estos conocimientos en la comunidad educativa, especialmente en las zonas de más bajos ingresos en las que difícilmente las instituciones educativas pueden adquirir y buscar que los estudiantes en este curso entiendan y consoliden los conceptos más necesarios en todo tipo de aplicación para la electrónica, la programación y el diseño CAD, conceptos que le serán útiles en el constante desarrollo tecnológico en el que nos vemos.
Stepping Stone Coffee is a restaurant fruit of a social enterprise, which fights against inequality through three axes: inclusive employment; education to tourists about the importance of consuming responsibly; and the promotion of good practices in the tourism industry in social and environmental issues, understanding the reality of the city and paying legally and in line with labor rights to employees.
I already have where to write (YTDE) is a Foundation that carries out an environmental sustainability campaign that consists of making notebooks in an artisanal way with recycled sheets left over from the notebooks of children and young people and cereal boxes, which we use as covers. By putting together these notebooks, we want to raise awareness about the importance of education in the country and the care of the environment.
In La Paz, Cesar, an arts graduate designed an ingenious machine to encourage children to recycle while they learn.
Fuerza Digital S.A.S assembled a device that integrates the functionalities of a server and a router to bring quality educational content to these schools, through this device children can access the contents through the Wi-Fi network.
It is a program of entrepreneurship, financial education and business training for indigenous communities, which at this initial stage seeks the economic reconstruction of the indigenous community of San Antonio Mocoa, a community without territory, from the department of Cauca, who have lived double tragedy : the displacement of the armed conflict and victims in the last avalanche of March 31, 2017 in Mocoa, Putumayo.
We work to give young people with limited resources of the world the opportunity to get out of poverty through higher education. We offer a free pre-university course; and to the students with better grades we sponsor the complete university career, with the commitment that when they graduate and work they sponsor in turn two more students. www.soyadomi.com
EDUCREANDO is an NGO that since 2016 has been working in the El Calvario, Sucre and San Pascual neighborhoods of Cali, transforming the lives of children and young people through inclusive workshops of art, science and psychosocial accompaniment where we discover their talents, cultivate them and we connect them with allied institutions that promote their development. In this way we reduce the risk of drop-out, prevent child labor, promote schooling and support with tutorials so that they do not drop out.
Population displaced from the conflict joins to create a community tourism company in the Atrato and thus generate employment in an area of the country that has high unemployment rates.
They deliver cardboard cribs to vulnerable families to provide a comfortable and safe space to protect babies.
Youth of El Charco, Nariño, substituted illicit crops for regional exotic fruits to commercialize.
Promoting tourism in areas affected by conflict, as scenarios of reconciliation and construction of
A system which traps mist and humidity and turns them into drinking water, providing a solution for vulnerable communities.
La Fontaine School provides quality bilingual education to underprivileged boys and girls.
With materials from their environment, they create art so that youth may develop creativity.
Rehabilitation kit for children with cerebral palsy, with a patent.
Association of demobilized combatants in the process of reincorporating to civilian life, who traded arms for agriculture.
They lead the strengthening and articulation of a community for ecotourism, as a strategy for sustainable and inclusive development.
They promote the enterprising spirit of native communities so that they create their own business models.
They transform cocoa into chocolate and derived products as an alternative of economic development in Montes de María.
They provide a second chance to people in prison.
Through processes of complementary education, they empower boys and girls of vulnerable communities.
They work in processes of prevention of consumption of psychoactive substances and keeping youth away from violence.
Desalinates the water of the sea, employing solar energy to obtain water in vulnerable communities of coastal areas.
Your trash is my businees ooks to develop innovative ideas through recycling.
Lavoplast is a washing machine with plastic material and recycled waste, and it works without electricity and saves energy and water.
Chocó to dance is an online dance academy in which youth of Chocó teach the world how to dance.
Sin Palabras is a café-bar for people who have hearing disability, and the first of its kind in Colombia.
They promote development of robotics in La Guajira.
What does Musicoral do? Chicoral Music School, each Saturday takes volunteer teachers
The sports club La Paz F.C is an initiative of social entrepreneurship, construction of peace and reconciliation.
They develop prosthesis for extremities, with easy access for underprivileged and vulnerable people with amputations.
It looks for the conservation of native bees and the promotion of meliponiculture, which is the raising of bees without a sting.
El Destrampe Pacífico is a dream of the Centro Cultural for children of the Pacific.
Zansue generates social transformation through a process of artistic training, offering better life opportunities.
The Bibliobus Trazasueños is a Chevrolet Bus model 84, conditioned as a mobile library and a creative laboratory which goes to the communities.
RecyApp is a mobile application (app) of free connection between: recyclers, homes and businesses which ease the processes of recycling.
It is a vehicle which allows the theatre to reach people and brings the community together through the creation of a cultural space.
Productive initiative of income generation for youth with cognitive disability.
They motivate processes of recycling of plastics to transform into products that may be commercialized.
Ekoducha H2O+ reuses grey Waters to promote saving of drinking water.
Tejiendo un país is innovating in the market of footwear and boots.
Ho’oponopono is an initiative which provides for the construction of peace through personal transformation, forgiveness and reconciliation.
It is a social entrepreneurship which looks to organize artisanal fishing communities to sell their produce.
Device which controls the pressure of water to diminish consumption of drinking water
They generate productive opportunities to the population in the process of reintegration through the creation of artisanal lamps.
Through social technology they offer solutions to access basic services in vulnerable communities.
They create home-aids at a low cost for disabled people.
Through clown they attack the structural causes of poverty and inspire lives.
They tend to homeless children by giving them alternatives.
They promote care, preservation and environmental sustainability.
Through audiovisual production they seek to get Comuna children and youth away from gangs, drug addiction and violence.
They eliminate intermediaries in the process of commercializing agricultural produce to improve the quality of life of farmers.
Working toward the empowerment of girls and teenagers to protect them against sexual and gender violence.
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