From Car Repairs to Entrepreneur Kits to Anti-Malaria Net Beds

 - Jun 16, 2013
From car repairs to entrepreneur kits to anti-malaria net beds, these low-cost social innovations attempt to make quality products at an affordable price. A common theme here is health. For instance Mentis Tree is a community interest company and not-for-profit organization that offers psychological therapy and other mental health programs in East Anglia, Suffolk, United Kingdom at a low cost. A much larger health care company is Maternova, this time a for-profit social business that attempts to be a marketplace for inexpensive medical tools in countries including Haiti, Zambia, India and Honduras.

While we've covered many organizations and enterprises on, many of them are service oriented but the low-cost social innovations featured here often mix both product and service, perhaps leaning on the product side.