WHAT IS SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP?
"Social entrepreneurs pioneer innovative and systemic approaches for meeting the needs of the marginalized, the disadvantaged and the disenfranchised – populations that lack the financial means or political clout to achieve lasting benefit on their own," Dr. Linda Sama.
Before I actually considered myself a social entrepreneur, this is exactly what I was doing through the GLOBE Program (Global Loan Opportunities for Budding Entrepreneurs). I was a part of the Finance and Risk Assessment Team which involved managing GLOBE's loan portfolio. As a double major in Political Science and Philosophy, I thought to myself, how can I possibly make a difference? What use can I be to a microfinance institution since I don't have a background in finance or economics? A vision and willingness to work hard can go a long way.