Social entrepreneurs, according to Wikipedia, recognize a social problem and use entrepreneurial principles to organize, create and manage a venture to achieve social change.
They are individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most presing social problems. Ambitious and persistent, they tackle major social issues and offer new ideas for wide-scale change.
Global malnutrition is a huge social problem. According to the UN World Food Programme 925 million people do not have enough to eat. 10.9 million children under five die in developing countries each year. Malnutrition and hunger-related diseases cause 60 percent of the deaths.
Malnutrition is more than a measure of what we eat or fail to eat. It is characterized by inadequate intake of protein, energy and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) and by frequent infections and diseases. When people are starved of the right nutrition they will die from common infections like measles and diarrhea. Continue reading Social Entrepreneurs And Global Malnutrition