We hope that everyone is keeping well during this global pandemic. As a primary health innovation company providing end-to-end primary care for informal, urban settlements in Kenya, COVID-19 is impacting our business in unprecedented ways.
PichaEats, a social enterprise based in Kuala Lumpur, grew out of a desire to empower and provide a sustainable living to refugees and asylum seekers living in Malaysia. The organization identifies families who can cook, provides training, designs menus and packaging, runs marketing campaigns, and arranges logistics to deliver food cooked by Picha Chefs to their clients. Their goals are to provide dignified livelihoods for refugee families and enable their children to receive an education. Since January 2016, PichaEats has partnered with 25 chefs originally from Syria, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Palestine, Iraq, and Pakistan, served over 160,000 meals, and given back MYR 2 million (over $450,000 — including cost of ingredients and cost of living) to refugee families. With the COVID-19 response in Malaysia, CEO and co-founder Kim Lim knew she had to pivot the business to survive.
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The Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA) has partnered with Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship to transform social ministries into social enterprises in Eastern and Central Africa where more than 30,000 Catholic Sisters serve some of the most marginalized people on the planet.
John Kohler, Executive Fellow and a Sr. Director of Impact Capital Innovation at Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, chats with Rupert Scofield about mentoring the next generation of social entrepreneurs.