Poverty, inequality, and unemployment—a seemingly endless round of social and economic problems all over the globe that urgently needs to be addressed. While we cannot completely rely on world leaders to make an instant change, many people all around the world are going over the edge now to make ends meet. But what can a private sector do to change the situation? Can a private industry play a more significant role in society to help those in need?.
Knowing that there are too many problems that need to be tackled, it can be somehow challenging to create a collective social innovation. Moreover, the result of social impacts can be more difficult to measure rather than profits and stats. Social impacts heavily involve people and, therefore, cannot be merely justified by sheets and numbers.
However, all these challenges don't mean that helping people through the private sector is impossible.
This is where a social enterprise plays a role by aiming to provide goods or services that can help achieve positive social, cultural, or environmental results. It is also proof that business can also be done differently, and it can become an important tool for social innovation that unlocks solutions to pressing social, cultural, and environmental concerns. Social enterprise prioritizes impact first by standing for a cause that it believes in—whether social, cultural, economic, or environmental. It is striving to make the world a better place by applying a business model that creates unique societal value.
Building Impact Through The Social Marketplace
One method that can be used to bring about a change is by creating a social and sustainable marketplace. A social marketplace is a safe and inclusive platform to create meaningful opportunities for artisans to sell their products. It is also a tool to empower groups of artisans or craftspeople who don't have access to a global or digital marketplace—such as marginalized groups, ethnic minorities, and refugee communities. Through this marketplace, it creates an opportunity to improve livelihood as well as help combat poverty and create social justice for these artisans and craftspeople. With this approach, we can give these artisans a sustainable solution to support themselves and their loved ones.
By telling their stories, we would understand how our purchases and support would directly benefit them. By buying their products, we not only making a purchase, but we are also supporting the communities and helping them reach their potentials. By partaking in the social marketplace, you might be making significant impacts on society and the environment without realizing it.
Join the Collective Impact by Participating in the Social Marketplace
The People of Asia's Social Marketplace is a platform where inspiring people in Southeast Asia showcase their products and invite others to be part of the impacts that they have created. The platform is designed for social impact organizations in Southeast Asia to achieve the sustainability and scalability of their goals. It aims to develop the market specifically for social causes, where it offers three types of products: Merit Goods, Social Experience, and Donation.
The Social Marketplace provides various products in Merit Goods. Merit Goods comprise of products that are produced and sold to help the community and benefit certain causes. Our merit goods come from various merchants aiming to tackle social issues, and in every contribution you make will create an impact towards the communities in need.
Meanwhile, we also offer a range of activities in our Social Experience. The People of Asia's Social Experience comprises a variety of trips that allows people to experience, learn, and give social impacts at the same time.
Our Social Trips offer many activities for you to enjoy your travel while making an impact on society and environment, while the Social Stay offers a wide range of accommodation that is packaged with activities that will create your stay meaningfully. You may find a variety of voyages and exciting stays that allow you to gain a new profound travel experience and give social impacts at the same time.
In Donation, you will find opportunities from various campaigns requiring funding support, allowing people to contribute funds supporting different social causes. You may donate to our range of impact organizations at our Donation page and allowing them to create social change, with your help.
By getting involved in the Social Marketplace, you can be a powerful changemaker with the power to change the lives of others and making a positive impact on those in need.
Click here to learn more about our Social Marketplace: https://socialmarketplace.thepeopleofasia.com/