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Foodabox

Since 2015, Foodabox has been working to spread an eco-friendly alternative to polystyrene and plastic packaging, making it more affordable and accessible for food operators via food box advertising. The startup has gained traction since.

   Sep 26, 2017 Read more

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1L Car Wash

As a social enterprise, 1L Car Wash also aims to reduce rising youth unemployment. We offer fair paying employment and train youth from underprivileged backgrounds to be auto-detailers, empowering them with essential life as well as entrepreneurial skills.

   Sep 26, 2017 Read more

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Blubear

Blubear is a successful social business that designs and produces reusable menstrual cloth pads. Its mission is to improve the wellbeing of women in communities across Malaysia by building awareness campaigns and addressing social, health, economic, educational and cultural issues.

   Nov 02, 2016 Read more

The Picha Project

The Picha Project

The Picha Project is a social enterprise that empowers marginalised families in Malaysia through a sustainable food delivery and catering business. It caters authentic traditional meals from different cultures prepared by refugee families to companies, events and universities.

   Sep 26, 2016 Read more

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BeBonobo

BeBonobo is an award winning startup that offers an online platform to individuals and businesses to list unwanted and search for any types of wanted items anywhere within a preferred distance or in any specific location. It offers consumers more affordable and conscious way to source for needed goods/products and also get rid of unwanted but reusable goods.

   Sep 26, 2016 Read more

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HiGi Energy

HiGi Energy is an ASEAN social startup founded to reduce the usage of firewood and charcoal by employing rural labors to convert agricultural waste into smokeless biomass briquettes to provide cleaner and cheaper alternative cooking energy for rural people, with the compensation business model from the high income market.

   Sep 26, 2016 Read more

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Grub Cycle

Grub Cycle is a passionate social startup that is in the business of doing good: it creates value for food by channeling unsold food products that are still fit for public consumption, thus reducing overall food wastage in Malaysia. Proceeds from the sale are used to subsidize the cost of Grub Bags, which consist of basic food necessities for low income and marginalised communities.

   Sep 26, 2016 Read more

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Project:Phoenix

Project:Phoenix is a human resource provision program that envisions giving free hospitality and English language skills to the urban poor before sourcing job placements at restaurants and hotels on their behalf. Supported and funded by myHarapan.

   Feb 18, 2016 Read more

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Hospitals Beyond Boundaries

Hospitals Beyond Boundaries (HBB) is a Malaysian social business that is on a mission to provide affordable healthcare to underprivileged communities in Cambodia. HBB’s major focus is on provision of proper pre- and post-natal care for women and children.

   Jan 21, 2016 Read more

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Golazo

Golazo is a business that fights obesity and gangsterism through sports. Through Golazo’s online platform, you can form a team and have your team performance through a league recorded.

   Jan 21, 2016 Read more

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Discover Muay Thai

Discover Muay Thai (DMT) is one of Malaysia’s pioneer social businesses. DMT has a unique approach to solving the problems of urban poverty. Emulating the model Muay Thai village in Thailand, DMT aims to provide employment to the youth via martial arts.

   Jan 21, 2016 Read more

Masyarakat berobat di Rumah Sakit Umum Daerah Pasar Rebo, Jakarta Timur (Monday, May 27, 2013). Dengan adanya program kartu Jakarta Sehat yang digelar oleh Pemerintah provinsi Jakarta, masyarakat yang kurang mampu bisa berobat secara gratis. Namun, dengan adanya program berobat gratis ini menjadikan rumah sakit menjadi membludak oleh pasien dan mereka harus terlebih dahulu mendaftarkan diri dimana pendaftaran dibuka sekitar pukul 2 - 3 dini hari. Setidak-tidaknya masyarakat yang mengantar keluarganya yang sakit, harus meluangkan waktu sekitar 12 jam berada di rumah sakit, sejak mendaftar hingga mengambil obat setelah pemeriksaan oleh dokter.   ------ JP/P.J.LEO

Al-Hikmah

Al-Hikmah are a team dedicated to providing eye treatment to the underprivileged in Malaysia. Their services include refractive eye screening, binocular vision therapy and treatment for the color blind and dyslexic patients.

   Jan 21, 2016 Read more

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Do Something Good

Do Something Good is a unique system that allows volunteers to be recruited and managed for specific social events. The platform was created in June 2012 through a collaboration between myHarapan and Tandemic.

   Jan 21, 2016 Read more

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Oil to Eco-Soap Project

Oil to Eco-Soap is a social project in Malaysia which aims to teach communities how to reuse used cooking oil by turning it into decorative soaps and candles. Thanks to myHarapan’s Youth Action Grant, this project has come to reality.

   Jan 21, 2016 Read more

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Cherrybomb

Cherrybomb is an independent sustainable lifestyle and fashion label born out of Malaysia. The enterprise designs women’s clothing using dead stock fabrics that are left over from garment mills.

   Jan 21, 2016 Read more

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Sambio Resources

Sambio Resources is a social enterprise that collects, markets, stores and supplies used cooking oil (UCO). It was founded by Saiful Adli Mokhtar from its base in Kuantan, Pahang.

   Jan 21, 2016 Read more

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Eats, Shoots & Roots

Eats, Shoots & Roots is a social enterprise with a simple aim: to empower urban individuals and communities with skills and tools to grow their own food, and build a sense of resilience in the city.

   Aug 16, 2015 Read more

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EPIC Homes

EPIC (Extraordinary People Impacting Community) is a social enterprise that aims to inspire, mobilize and empower people to make positive impact in their communities. EPIC designs and creates collaborative platforms that allow the public to do this in a fun and easy way.

   Aug 16, 2015 Read more

Sisterhood Alliance

Sisterhood Alliance

Sisterhood Alliance is a social enterprise that works toward alleviating the plight of underprivileged young girls and women through various projects. Sisterhood Alliance’s current mission is to ensure uninterrupted school attendance for all female students from poor families in Malaysia.

   Aug 16, 2015 Read more

The Batik Boutique

The Batik Boutique

The Batik Boutique provides sustainable and accessible income to women in a low income group. These women often cannot leave their house to work all day because of childcare and/or transportation issues, or they have limited opportunities for income. In addition, The Batik Boutique is modernising the traditional art of batik.

   Aug 09, 2015 Read more

Simply Cookies

Simply Cookies

Simply Cookies aims to break single mothers out of the poverty cycle by providing them the economic opportunities to balance financial independence and motherhood through training, baking equipment and ingredients supply and sales of baked goods.

   Aug 09, 2015 Read more

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Light House Learning Group

Light House Learning Group is a social enterprise whose work focuses on effective education. They coach and train students using the Turbo Charge Learning system, helping release the potential in every student.

   Aug 09, 2015 Read more

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Little Marios

Little Marios envisions creating a platform using urban mushroom farming to provide a learning opportunity for underserved communities and cultivate social entrepreneurship among them.

   Aug 09, 2015 Read more

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Technology to enable quality education in poor communities

Zaya Learning Labs is a social enterprise that has developed tools schools can use through a tablet or other WiFi enabled devices. They provide interactive class material and videos which focus on Maths, Science and English and target students up to the fifth grade.

   Sep 26, 2017 Read more

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Fighting poverty. Through outsourcing.

Giving jobs to people living in slums was the challenge Leila Janah set out to solve when she created Samasource in 2008. She established a principle of “Impact Outsourcing”, a way of giving basic training and work to people living in slums and thus integrating them into the mainstream economy.

   Mar 28, 2017 Read more

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Using technological connectivity for safety

Prysmex is a startup that was founded by three Mexican students trying to create a more efficient way for managers to monitor the safety of their employees working on the ground. They have designed intelligent industrial wearables that are able to detect many environmental variables and are connected to a web platform for information monitoring.

   Mar 28, 2017 Read more

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Creating a marketplace for waste to encourage recycling

XUsed is a social business that encourages Malaysians and local organisations to recycle in exchange for money. Various used items such as cooking oil, aluminium, plastic, paper, glass, food and even e-waste are sold and bought via a web-based application.

   Mar 28, 2017 Read more

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Making saving as easy as consuming

ImpulseSave makes use of familiar and simple acts of online consumption and converts them into saving habits. When creating an account inside the app, users can define specific goals – going on a holiday, paying back a loan or buying a new phone, for example – with a precise amount of money that needs to be saved in order to reach them. A personalised dashboard becomes then available which enables users to see the amount of money they have saved and the progress they are making in reaching their goals.

   Mar 02, 2017 Read more

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The door to a network of talented students

Innovation series gathers stories of some of the most innovative social businesses around the world that work with the dual aim of profit and impact. Businesses committed to doing good stand…

   Feb 14, 2017 Read more

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Taking the time to care to engage the underserved

CareMessage is a San Francisco based non-profit that uses mobile technology to support medical organisations to make underprivileged population in the US healthier. They have developed a simple and efficient way to communicate with patients once they leave a medical facility in the form of an interactive text messaging system.

   Feb 14, 2017 Read more

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Yum! Brands: How to enable persons with disabilities

Yum! Brands, Inc. advocates diversity and inclusion and is thus engaged in creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Specifically, over the past several years, the group has opened a number of specially-abled restaurants within its KFC chain. These restaurants are operated almost exclusively by the hearing impaired or blind staff.

   Apr 03, 2017 Read more

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LinkedIn: How to keep employees happy, the social way

“inDays” have been LinkedIn’s way of giving back to its people since 2010. Every month, the company proposes a theme with suggested activities, which the employees can either decide to participate in or alternatively take on personal projects.

   Mar 28, 2017 Read more

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Whole Foods Market: How to encourage local

Whole Foods Market is a chain of stores selling natural and organic food in North America and the UK since 1980. The company emphasises its dedication to selling high quality products but also shares other values such as local community empowerment, respect for the environment and promoting healthy eating habits through education.

   Mar 02, 2017 Read more

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Vodafone: How a corporate went social

M-PESA is a mobile money transfer service that was launched in Kenya in 2007 by two leading mobile network operators in the country, Vodafone’s Safaricom and Vodacom. The service was designed for people with limited access to or no bank accounts.

   Mar 02, 2017 Read more

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Accenture: Consulting for greater good

ADP is a division of Accenture that provides low-cost services to non-profits and other independent developmental organisations through 3-6 month projects. These projects centre around elaborate operational improvements such as growth strategy, market expansion, business planning, supply chain efficiency, cross-sector partnership strategy and implementation, fundraising, and revenue diversification. Improved sustainability and larger impact are common outcomes of ADP’s work with non-profits.

   Feb 14, 2017 Read more


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