Three social enterprises making an impact in Africa

Written by Lia Arrieta

  1. Three Avocados is based in Bullopa Uganda, a very remote and poor village. Their goal is to provide clean water in Uganda. 63 children die in Uganda each day from lack of clean water and oftentimes the closest water source is close to 4 miles walking distance. This organization aims to provide clean water so that children can go to school and get education rather than spending their day walking to a water source. “Anywhere between $0.50- $3.00 per bag goes to providing clean water.” Read more about Three Avocados on their website!
  2. Edna Inter-Arabe is based in Tunisia and is dedicated to the sustainable and inclusive development of vulnerable populations including Tunisian women and young adults living in disadvantaged backgrounds. This organization provides business development classes including financial literacy and entrepreneurship education.
  3. Easy Solar’s is based in Sierra Leone and their mission is to make energy, financial services and life improving products affordable and accessible for all. They have been featured by Forbes Africa and BBC. They provide social power lighting and charging devices to people that have no electricity access.

Our Organization. Three Avocados Coffee. (n.d.). https://www.threeavocados.org/pages/our-organization.

Qui sommes- nous ? — Enda inter. endarabe. (n.d.). http://www.endarabe.org.tn/qui-sommes-nous/.

Pay As You Go Solar: Easy Solar: Sierra Leone. easysolar. (n.d.). https://easysolar.org/about-us.

Peyton, N. (2019, December 29). Six African social enterprises that had people talking in 2019. How We Made It In Africa. https://www.howwemadeitinafrica.com/six-african-social-enterprises-that-had-people-talking-in-2019/64020/.

The Social Enterprise Certification is the world’s first internationally-recognized certification for modern social enterprises (SEs).