Sawa Founder Invited by Muhammad Yunus to Summit in Germany...

Sawa Founder Invited by Muhammad Yunus to Summit in Germany

Sawa Founder, Daphne Nederhorst, has returned from the Global Social Business Summit in Germany with groundbreaking ideas for Sawa’s already innovative model for solving extreme poverty. Hosted by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Professor Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Creative Lab, the summit featured 350 business leaders and visionaries, including Herbert Hainer (adidas CEO) and Paulo Coelho (author). Participants discussed the benefits of social business, where all profits are used to solve challenging social problems.

Nederhorst attended the summit with Quaker Foods executive, Amy Chen. They are exploring a three-way partnership that would use a social business model to create permanent and local income for Sawa Leaders and enable them to grow their projects without relying on foreign aid and charity. As Sawa works to support Leaders who have found innovative solutions to poverty related issues in their communities, integrating such a model makes sense. Sawa looks forward to discussing the learnings of the Summit with Sawa Leaders and getting their advice on what they need to integrate local business models with their social change projects.