aerial view of the Amazon river

Social Enterprise

Fall 2006​ | Volume VI, Number 1

Table of Contents

Editor’s Letter →

by June Carolyn Erlick

Looking at Social Enterprise Cases

Construmex

Construmex

English + Spanish
In 1998, José left his humble shanty house on the outskirts of Morelia, the capital city of Michoacán state in Mexico. He was dreaming of a better life for his wife Laura and his two daughters …

Cruzsalud

Cruzsalud

Walking on Petare’s La Línea street at the end of a workday is akin to flowing with the tide. Hordes of people head to their dwellings in any of the hundreds of crowded barrios that make up …

Palmas del Espino

Palmas del Espino

The Peruvian amazon has long been a magnet for the desperate and adventurous. The hidden gold of the Incas, the rubber and oil booms, and the promise of free land through government-sponsored …

Thinking on Social Enterprise

The Magic of Butterflies

Towards Social Inclusion

Can social inclusion be achieved through market-based initiatives? The consensus seems to be that companies cannot achieve this goal alone. Partnering is of critical importance, recent articles …

NGOs and Socially Inclusive Businesses

NGOs and Socially Inclusive Businesses

In the nonprofit world, social mission and market-based operations and financing are seen much too often as a contradiction in terms. Relating and aligning both dimensions of organizational performance …

The Role of Government

The Role of Government

In current discussions of market initiatives oriented towards low-income populations around the world, the government is often like the empty chair around a table. We all know its occupant exists …

Unlocking Opportunity

Unlocking Opportunity

Should a private enterprise prosper by providing essential services to the poor? Consider the case of Sociedad de Aqueducto, Alcantarillado y Aseo (AAA) …

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