In South Africa, 68 percent of mothers of babies under 2 are single parents. The Clothing Bank project trains them to set up small businesses, selling clothes they've bought at discounted prices.
Those leading the discussions at the World Economic Forum in Davos often hardly know the realities — unlike the social entrepreneurs, some of which are also attending the high-profile gathering.
Social entrepreneurs establish and run innovative businesses that benefit low income people. Members of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship from all over the world are currently meeting in Durban.
On this week's eco@africa, we visit the Clothing Bank in South Africa; see how plastic is filling up our oceans and learn about sustainable bookmaking in Ethiopia. This and much more!
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