An entrepreneur is
someone who organises, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or
enterprise. An entrepreneur is an agent of change. They are the driven, creative individuals
who question the status quo, exploit new opportunities, refuse to give up – and
remake the world for the better. A social entrepreneur identifies and solves
social issues on a large scale. Just as business entrepreneurs create and
transform whole industries, social entrepreneurs act as the change agents for
society, seizing opportunities others miss in order to improve systems, invent
and disseminate recent approaches and advance sustainable solutions that generate
social value. Social entrepreneur recognise when a
part of society is stuck and to provide new ways to get it unstuck. Entrepreneur
finds what is not working and solves the issues by changing the system,
spreading the solution and persuading entire societies to take new leaps.
In Kenya, Peter
Chege, an entrepreneur assisting the
local farmers to adapt with the climate change. In accordance to some models,
cereal yields are expected to decrease by 10% to 20% by 2050 due to droughts
and high temperatures. He develops and install hydroponics systems for farmers
in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda that will allow them to grow produce without soil,
significantly increasing their productivity while reducing the usage of water.
In Jamaica, farmers lose a significant portion of
their produce to spoilage because they lack direct access to the markets. But
they must haggle about prices with middlemen, resulting in increased fund and
delays. To address this inefficiency, Jamaican entrepreneurs Jermaine Henry and
Janice McLeod developed AgroCentral, it is a mobile app that matches farmers with buyers
in the hotel and restaurant trade. Which cause higher revenue for farmers,
lower prices for buyers, and reduces the wastage.
Florence Nightingale created the first professional school for nurses and
established standards for hygiene and hospital care that have shaped norms
What is different today is that social entrepreneurship is expanding into a
mainstream vocation, not only in the United States, Canada and Europe, but highly
in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
In fact, the rise of social
entrepreneurship represents the leading edge of a remarkable development that
has occurred across the world over the past three decades, the emergence of
millions of new citizen organisations. As always, let’s make money.