Case Studies in Social Enterprise

Counterpart International's Experience

Through four in-depth case studies in Ukraine, this series highlights the beneficial impact of social enterprises on the non-profit sector, families and communities. These projects were developed and implemented by Counterpart under a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development between 1997 and 2002.

Counterpart's experience demonstrates that social enterprises have high potential as a nonprofit sustainability strategy in emerging economies where markets are underdeveloped and entry barriers are low. Comprehensive and well-structured programs which complements business training with loans, advocacy and legal advice and networking increase the likelihood of NGOs' successful creation of sustainable social enterprises that will achieve both financial viability and social impact in the long term.

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