Why social Entrepreneurship
The social enterprise approach provides the platform for bottom-up participatory rural development. The approach is founded on democratic development principles where the local communities own the enterprises as opposed to the usually top-down knowledge inclusive processes by the majority of the organizations in the “development world”. If a product or service is solving a challenge and the communities are willing to pay for what improves their livelihoods, then the people themselves are in charge of their own development. The Center blends entrepreneurship with development efforts where communities get skills, incomes and a stable environment. The Center emphasizes knowledge that is socially and economically transformative to the livelihoods of the rural communities in Africa.
The mission of the Center is creating and promoting profitable social enterprises.