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As different as their fields of engagement may be, they all share their commitment for social change and social innovation.

  • Victoria is from Tanzania. She founded SELFINA, realizing a micro-leasing arrangements to increase incomes of self-employed women.
  • Norbert from Germany, runs IQ consult: an agency for social innovation that offers training, coaching, micro-financing and mentoring for disadvantaged groups to increase employment.
  • 1001 fontaines, started by Chay, offers a simple, durable, and low-cost solution to supply drinking water in small communities in developing countries.


Victoria Kisyombe, Norbert Kunz and Lo Chay (from left to right) are three persons from three continents with three different stories.

They, along with around 30 other participants from 20 countries, gathered at the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Program in Singapore from the 28th of November till the 2nd of December 2012.