May 5

Analysis: 6 Ways Social Entrepreneurs Are Saving Lives During India’s COVID-19 Crisis


With India bearing witness to the second wave of COVID-19 and one of the most serious health crises of all times, the situation on the ground is grim.

The swiftness and efficiency with which social entrepreneurs have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in India and its impacts have made one thing clear: their on-the-ground presence and ability to act as first responders in support of vulnerable communities are incredibly important to global COVID-19 response efforts.

We must urgently support this under-recognized cohort of leaders who are operating at the forefront of the pandemic response. They have critical lessons to impart on building a more shockproof, inclusive and sustainable economy in its aftermath.

Here’s how six social enterprises from the Schwab Foundation’s community of social innovators are working to save lives during this devastating time in India.

Photo courtesy of Adam Nieścioruk.

Source: World Economic Forum (link opens in a new window)

Coronavirus, Health Care, Social Enterprise
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