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Innovative Non-Profits Addressing Social Problems: Scojo Profile

Nov 14, 2006
Scojo Foundation Wins Fast Company Social Capitalist Award

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Fast Company and Monitor Group Recognize Innovative Non-Profits for Applying Business Savvy to the World’s Toughest Social Problems

scojo2.jpg“New York, NY (November 14, 2006) — Scojo Foundation, a non-profit social enterprise that works to improve the economic condition of families in the developing world by broadening access to affordable reading glasses, is honored to be among the 43 winners of the 2007 Social Capitalist Award…

Employing market-based solutions to address this crucial public health issue, Scojo Foundation trains microfranchisees, or “Vision Entrepreneurs,” to run profitable businesses conducting vision screenings within their communities, selling affordable reading glasses, and referring those requiring advanced eye care to reputable clinics.” The full press release can be found on the Scojo Foundation website.

From Fast Company: The amazing organizations that received the Fast Company/Monitor Group Social Capitalist Awards have found a better way to do good: They’re using the disciplines of the corporate world to tackle daunting social problems. In our third exclusive ranking, we used a similarly hard-nosed approach to find the 25 best social entrepreneurs.

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Written by Aman

November 14, 2006 at 10:23 pm

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