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Enviu partners up with Sympany to innovate the garment recycling industry in India

Good news! This month Enviu partnered up with Sympany to innovate the garment recycling industry in India. Our team of business developers is currently collaborating on several business concepts. Now what are we actually talking about when we speak of the garment recycling industry in India? What is the current status of garment recycling? And why is it necessary to innovate the market? In this article some more insights.

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Three winning solutions to tackle waste issues in Kisumu, Kenya

On Wednesday July 15th the Social Business Incubator (SBI) presented the three winners of the Taka Taka Challenge during the pitch event in Kisumu, Kenya. The last three months Kenyan entrepreneurs were challenged to come up with business solutions that could turn waste into profit in Kisumu, and thereby tackle local waste issues. Eight entrepreneurs were invited to pitch their business solutions in front of a jury. The three most promising business solutions were rewarded with money prizes and get the opportunity to pitch their plans to the SBI board on July 16th in Kisumu.

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Discussing Micro Pensions at the dining table

On the 3rd of June People’s Pensions Holding (Holding of Micro Pensions) organized an investment dinner in Ghana with local CEOs to find local support in realizing this impact-driven company. Next to Aegon and two international impact funds that had already shown serious interest in investing, we will now also proceed discussions with five other parties.

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Meeting up with Dutch Prime Minister Rutte during the Dutch trade mission

Recently our colleagues Dylan D’Costa and Stef van Dongen came back from a business trip in India. Enviu is becoming well known in the Indian Social Enterprise industry with two successful Indian startups and a couple more business concepts in the pipeline. A good reason to join the Dutch trade mission to India that took place from the 4th to the 6th of June.

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A shitty job, but someone has to do it!

Beginning of July, our colleagues Stef van Dongen and Luan Nio will travel to Bangladesh to develop business models for safer and easier emptying and transportation of fecal sludge. Yes, that is poo. Our objectives: Better health and well-being of the manual emptiers, who mostly do their work without any protective gear or mechanical equipment. And better pit emptying services for households and office buildings.

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