History

Social-Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship is a combination of business, management, and creativity which was recently developed within the last twenty years. It involves creating and putting to use innovative ideas in order to improve social issues such as poverty, disease, malnutrition, environmental degradation, illiteracy, and injustice.

Social entrepreneurs are engineers of the future in their attempts to influence and improve the world which everyone lives in. The goals of social entrepreneurship are to create self-sustaining programs which will practically and educationally lead a community out of poor circumstances.

The Importance of Social Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship is a revolutionary concept. It is based on the concept of starting an environmentally-responsible, locally-based business which is 1) professionally run and profitable, and 2) uses its profits to support a socially-committed program.

Ties to the World believes that through developing social-entrepreneurial businesses, orphanages will gain the freedom to become self-sufficient. Furthermore, by partnering with a business in this way, the orphanages will have the necessary revenue to expand their services and choose how they to use their money for the children's greatest good.

Social entrepreneurship is about living out our passion for social mission and combining it with a business. It is about combining our minds with our hearts to impact change in a positive way. It is about creating business opportunities which require creativity, precise planning, hard work, discipline, accountability, and not giving up until we find the right solution for organizations that care for our abandoned children.

We understand that to be successful in creating social-entrepreneurial businesses, we need to ask a lot of people to expand and change how they usually think. We understand that creating structural change is not easy. But it can be done.

"Our mission is to establish a set of trade business practices that can help orphanges create financial self-sustaninability while teaching the children life skills and successful independent living."
–Ibis Schlesinger