Social Impact Ideas

Lenkerbande – Providing All Kinds of Bike Related Services

In 2015 the demand for affordable mobility started to raise with the number of refugees coming to Vienna. Back then the founders of Lenkerbande were working in various projects. In 2018 they decided to bundle those activities and experiences within a new organization called Lenkerbande. Nowadays Lenkerbande provides all kinds of bike related services beyond …

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Kipepeo – Jewellery from Waste Fabric and Thrift Garments

“I have always been a sentimental person and I find it hard to throw away old clothes. It also bothered me each time I bought jewellery and there were so many identical pieces so I decided to make my own unique jewellery from old garments.” – explains Michelle Rutendo Sibongile Maphosa the founder of Kipepeo. …

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Shongola Agri-Products – Offering Solutions for Food Insecurity in Northern Namibia

Namibia is an arid country that is prone to drought and faces challenges of water scarcity. This impacts the livelihoods of persons that have grown pearl millet (mahangu) as a staple food in the northern regions. “We have realized that the production of mahangu in northern Namibia is not the same and we want to …

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Tire Sandals

Tire Sandals

“I was first motivated and driven by the desire to raise money for self-sustainability and later alone developed the need and desire to work with others targeting the youth and women to join the cause” Having finished school 1n 2012 and failing to get a job, Alex Karibwije who hails from South Western in Uganda …

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Ecomind

Ecomind

“Fashion brand for people who care about sustainable nature.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09IaRCkXtcA Júlia and Milan have created the EcoMind brand for people to find a way how to get involved in environmental protection. Simply, transparently and in an attractive way. After every purchase in EcoMind you will not only look good but feel great too. Ecomind is …

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Flit

Flit

Two girls, who met in Belgium about four years ago. Paula, from Slovakia, and Maud, from Canada. They had three things in common: love for CrossFit, passion for psychology and incapacity to understand their Spanish neighbours. During their life in Belgium as students, they realized how difficult it is to find the time for learning new languages …

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Noša

Noša

The idea of NOŠA was created by Ivana Krištofíková and Julius Tupta. They were driven by the need to create light school backpacks made of purely natural materials so that it burdens neither the environment nor the child’s back. The idea itself was obviously not enough. Ivana and Julius decided to sign up to Idea …

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