Traditional businesses just aren’t getting the job done in emerging market countries.
workers live in extreme or moderate poverty
workers face low incomes & difficult working conditions
People deserve access to good jobs, reliable income and the dignity that comes with supporting their families and contributing to their communities.
Source: ILO’s Trends Econometric Models
How NESsT Fights Poverty
We leverage donations and patient capital from supporters into investments in social enterprises that generate dignified jobs for people most in need.
We use an engaged approach providing tailored financing and one-on-one business development support to social entrepreneurs. We commit to these social enterprises for five to seven years, helping them through the tough transition of moving from startup to fully scaling businesses.
Through their businesses, social entrepreneurs empower people in their communities with the hard and soft skills, technology and ongoing support they need to improve their livelihoods and create dignified futures.
Why Social Enterprises?
We believe that locally-based social enterprises are uniquely qualified to transform low-income, excluded and environmentally-vulnerable communities. These enterprises are on the ground, have the trust of the communities and have created businesses aligned with their best interests.
Why Investment in Social Enterprises Matter
22 YEARS OF IMPACT
dignified employment & income generation opportunities created
social enterprises supported
people educated on social entrepreneurship