The field of social work isn't something that is usually spoken of in conjunction with social enterprise, however, Friends-International attempts to do just that: meld international social work with social business models, creating a novel take on an established field. "In order to bring about a solution to this situation, the traditional charity model is not efficient enough and needs to be replaced by new models that combine the best of the NGO work and the best of the business world," Friends-International writes on its website about its youth-focused global efforts.
The products that this social enterprise fusion offers are fun and youthful in themselves. For instance, glittery travel accessories and beaded paper bracelets -- many of which are featured on Global Goods Partners (a non-profit organization offers internationally made ethical products that focus on economic development for women).
Others, too, have taken notice. Friends-International has one big awards such as the Skoll Award for Social Enterprise in 2007 and the Schwab Social Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009.
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