Social entrepreneurs provide sustainable solutions for Africa’s development challenges

It has been suggested that social entrepreneurship could represent the face of development moving forward in Africa, according to a recent report published by the organisation Reach for Change, which surveyed over 100 social entrepreneurs supported through its accelerator and incubation programmes last year. Social entrepreneurs across the continent are making significant contributions to advances and developments in the fields of education, healthcare, environmental protection, financial inclusion and other important social issues. These game-changing entrepreneurs are bringing innovative solutions to many of the social challenges being faced on the continent and are being seen as an alternative to traditional development projects and approaches. What makes them different is that they are taking a grassroots approach to creating solutions that are economically viable, scaleable, financially sustainable, and have the potential to make real change happen. They are empowering local people and communities by creating business models that work and can grow at a local level - high impact, high potential social entrepreneurship in action!