Meet Victor. Victor is a coppersmith in the Romanian village of Brateiu. There used to be 200 Roma coppersmiths in his village. Now there are only six left. He says he’s proud he can continue to practice the craft of his ancestors and make a living doing so.
What if every purchase we made always had a higher positive return? The holiday season is a perfect time to make a gift that will provide a pathway out of poverty for low-income and marginalized individuals. Join us in celebrating our enterprises in their efforts to promote fair trade between consumers and local producers, and preserve local traditional culture
There are so many stories we hear from NESsT enterprises about individuals whose lives have been transformed by the opportunity to work in dignified jobs, but Gabriel’s story is one that brought extra big smiles to our team’s faces.
This summer, social entrepreneurs across the NESsT portfolio participated in hands-on training and networked with business mentors, investors and peers through a series of retreats and workshops. Held in each country, these events gave enterprise leaders the opportunity to strengthen their business skills, exploring topics as varied as investment readiness, financial management best practices, marketing and social impact measurement.
NESsT Romania Foundation today announced the launch of “Enhancing Social Entrepreneurship, Building Bridges,” a project co-financed by a grant from Switzerland through the Swiss Contribution to the enlarged European Union.