Promote access to information and culture, for refugee or displaced populations
Developed by NGO Libraries without borders, Ideas box is a media kit enabling refugees and displaced persons to access computers, books, movies or internet connection. The project, chosen by the Google Impact Challenge, plans to industrialize the manufacture of these Idea’s box to deploy nearly 1000 worldwide on the 2019 horizon. – Credit: Libraries without borders.
Referencing places accessible to people with disabilities in Europe
Since 2006, this platform allows everyone to reference online places accessible to the disabled. Nearly 75 000 places are already listed all over France. The association would like to do more, by developing collaborative tools to identify these places not only in France but also in Europe. The idea: to create a community of 10,000 active contributors by 2019. – Credit: Jaccede.com
Involve people with disabilities in making their prosthesis
My Human Kit is an association aimed at developing health for all through the invention, sharing and manufacture of assistive disability, achievable for and with the people involved. For many people with disabilities, equip a prosthesis remains financially difficult. My Human Kit wants to bring these people solutions that affect them, using collective intelligence, the digital manufacturing tools (3D printers, laser cutters, programmable electronic cards), and documentation of legally usable and replicable solutions.
His next project, Handilab, a partnership with the network of FabLabs, will allow engineers, designers and artists to produce prostheses on demand. – Credit: My Human Kit.
Finance the shoe donation
Launched in 2009, Twins for Peace, one of the few French companies to adopt “Buy one, give one”, based its model on manufacturing quality footwear, in Italy and Portugal. Sold on average 130 euros a pair in France, they help to finance the shoe donation of locally produced shoes in developing countries.
A complicated bet at the start: “The banks refused to fund us. We had to resort to individual investors, “says Maxime Mussard, one of three founders of the brand. By the second year, the company was already profitable. Twins for Peace has low margins, but enough to continue to grow, pay five employees and maintain a shop in Paris. “Our goal is not to make the most money but the most possible donations,” pleads Maxime Mussard. – Credit: Twins For Peace
Create a world filled with gifts
B1G1 (Buy one, give one) is an online platform that helps small and medium enterprises increase their social impact by integrating the donation in their commercial operations. B1G1 offers them One Buy Give One programs (B1G1): each company chooses causes it wants to support by tying its products to a project selected by B1G1, worldwide. For each transaction, the company and the consumer are making a gift … and building together their own Buy one, give one story. – Credit: B1G1
Participate in the education of disadvantaged populations
Since its inception, CommonBond pledged to put part of its profits to the service of education to help people in difficulty. The company not only offers low cost student loans, but finances the education of a child in a developing country for each loan granted. David Klein, Co Founder and CEO of CommonBond, “Education transforms lives and offers unlimited possibilities. Our financial participation helps give disadvantaged people the means to get the skills to succeed. We believe that business can and should be a force for change. ” – Credit: CommonBond.