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    About us

    We choose change

    Change can be scary and uncomfortable, but it can also be incredibly rewarding and lead to positive growth and progress. We choose change because we believe it will help us to build a better and more sustainable world for ourselves and future generations. It requires courage and a willingness to step outside our comfort zones, but the potential rewards are great. By embracing change, we can become more adaptable, resilient, and empowered to create social impact in the world around us.

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    People behind change

    Unleash the power of social entrepreneurs

    The world is full of remarkable people who carry brilliant solutions to social problems. We empower these people to create a world where all children reach their full potential.

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    Our impact

    Since 2010, we have been empowering local social entrepreneurs to develop innovative solutions that improve the lives of children and youth. We aim to tenfold our impact by 2030 and thus minimize inequality, poverty and climate effects around the world.

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    children and youth reached

    Over 1500

    social entrepreneurs supported in our different programs


    of the supported social entrepreneurs are still in business

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    Ecosystem development

    Partnering for Change event series

    Partnering for Change started as an initiative in 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden to gather doers and thinkers from different sectors to discuss and share insights and inspiration about how to work together to solve pressing social issues. Since then we have arranged Partnering for Change events in several of our markets and in different formats.

    Capacity development

    Green entrepreneurship bootcamp and Green innovation Lab, Ethiopia

    A project funded by the IKEA Foundation to inspire and support young people in Ethiopia to start and grow sustainable green businesses. The Green entrepreneurship Bootcamp aims to help 360 young people to nurture an entrepreneurial mindset, develop an interest in the green business sector, and generate ideas for starting a business. The green innovation lab aims to help 60 people to test their ideas and build viable enterprises that protect the planet and offer employment to others.

    WITH IKEA Foundation

    Capacity development

    Scaling readiness for education-focused social entrepreneurs, Ghana

    A capacity development project for social entrepreneurs focused on improving educational outcomes for children and youth. The project will help the social entrepreneurs to improve and gather further evidence on the effectiveness of their solutions and to prepare to scale their interventions.

    WITH The Jacobs Foundation

    Capacity development

    Open the Circle, Bulgaria

    Open the Circle is a multi-sectoral coalition focusing on preventing poverty and social exclusion through local social entrepreneurs. With the Scaling Readiness program, which is part of the initiative, we supported two established social enterprises in order to unleash their potential to scale their social organizations.

    WITH ING Bank

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    Susan Dahlbeck, Sweden

    Healthy Women offers training and social gatherings to improve the physical and mental health of young women in the suburbs.

    Daniel Achamyelew & Yemisrach Sisay, Ethiopia

    Duna Energy solves energy poverty with a stove generating electricity from cooking heat.

    Hamere Mulugeta, Ethiopia

    Nu Chika Enabuka is a centre, where children develop their talents in various creative and artistic works and plant vegetables that are enough to feed the whole family at home. 

    Silvena Hristova & Krasimir Lambov, Bulgaria

    Life with Down Syndrome changes society’s view on children with Down Syndrome through strengthened family bonds. 

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    5 learnings from investing in social entrepreneurship

    Our CEO Sofia Breitholtz reflects on the key learnings from our social entrepreneurship programs in Europe and Africa and the conversations with various stakeholders and investors which we're hosting.

    By Sofia Breitholtz, CEO Reach for Change

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    Creating a green and equal future through social entrepreneurship: The case of Ethiopia

    As developing economies like Ethiopia face the biggest challenges in the world with youth unemployment, high levels of inequality, and are the ones feeling the impact of the changing climate the most, we asked Lemlem to reflect on how social entrepreneurship is an important tool to tackle them and to share some of the inspiring examples and lessons learned from her work.

    by Lemlem Sinkineh, Country Manager Ethiopia

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    Change Leader Story

    Overcoming prejudice through family love

    When Silvena Hristova and Krasimir Lambov had a daughter with Down syndrome, they were advised by their doctor, like many other parents in Bulgaria, to place the child in foster care and move on with their lives without her.

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    Transforming the lives of street teens

    “I started having sex at age eleven,” Naomi shared with me in tears. Talking to her, I learned that Naomi’s mother had died and her father was nowhere to be found. Naomi also took care of her four siblings: “I can only do this when I am able get two to five Ghanaian Cedi from men I sleep with, some who are older than me,” she said. Naomi’s future looked bleak. She was highly exposed to what could curtail her education and expose her to sexually transmitted diseases. So, I put my arm around her and told her that someone cares about her.

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