Archive for the Social Enterprise Category

Transforming Communities Through Women’s Education

If everyone woman had the opportunity to obtain an education, the world would be a very different place. Educated women have more opportunity, and more  opportunity gives women more power.  Around the world, millions of women still do not have access to education. Out of the world’s illiterate population of 796 million, women make up two thirds. The problem lies mostly with developing countries. Social norms and cultural beliefs hold women back from moving forward […]

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The Story of the Bag (from the perspective of the bag)

Hello!  I take great pride in being one of Profugo’s breathtaking bags!  This creation story is very unique and extremely special.  Read on to learn about how I was created and all the amazing steps that went into making me. My journey first began as fabric, purchased from a small-scale fabric maker.  They have been dying fabrics, like me, in their families/villages for many generations! I’m a fabric from Andhra Pradesh (Kalamkari) known for creating […]

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Who’s Who in Profugo?

The year is 2008. Jenny and Ashwin Koleth, along with friends, have spent countless hours on the ground and in the office preparing to launch their non-profit. They have seen the devastating effects of powerlessness in many places around the world, and they have decided to spark change. They are hopeful that all the work they have done will pay off, improving the lives of community members in southwestern India. Just a year after they […]

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Ten Initiatives Making Healthcare More Accessible Around the World

Most of us take healthcare for granted. Even if we have to jump through hoops or pay an arm and a leg, we normally have access to basic healthcare necessities. In many parts of the world, called “healthcare deserts” or “medical deserts,” people go decades without getting the care they need. Whether it’s a lack of healthcare professionals, shortage of resources in communities and hospitals, or geographic isolation, millions of people around the world are […]

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Tea Tastes of Culture… and Environmental Impact

According to Indian legend, tea was the divine creation of Buddha himself. Buddha vowed to meditate for nine years straight without rest, but was eventually overcome by exhaustion and fell asleep. When he woke up, he was so upset by his weakness that he cut off his own eyelids and threw them into the dirt. His skin is said to have taken root in that very spot, germinating into plants that bore leaves in the […]

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