Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship accelerates entrepreneurship to end global poverty and protect the planet.
In March 2018 Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship went on an expedition to visit social enterprises in Rwanda and Uganda. We shared a unique opportunity and witnessed the power of entrepreneurship which transforms lives and creates climate resilience in poor communities in Rwanda and Uganda. The social enterprises visited in the African cities of Kigali and Kampala have participated in one of Miller Center's GSBI accelerator programs, and many have hosted SCU students working on action research projects as part of the Global Social Benefit Fellowship. (Miller Center is an independent center outside of the Leavey School of Business)
All Across Africa (AAA) - Rwanda 2016 GSBI Program.
The Mission: Alleviating poverty in Africa through job and market creation.
The Impact Details To Date: 3,000+ artisans provided a source of income; With an average household size of 5.7 dependents, this increased income potentially benefits 18,000 lives total. 100% of artisans have access to education and healthcare services, 60% have increased ability to save.
Building Tomorrow - Uganda GSBI: 2017
GSBI Program: GSBI Accelerator
The Mission: Delivering high quality, sustainably constructed, and community supported infrastructure projects in some of Uganda’s most hard-to-reach areas.
Impact Details To Date: 63,000 lives impacted
Hired Program Associate in US Office and Deputy Country Director in Uganda (Dec 2017) Brought 21,690 previously out-of-school children back to school in Uganda (Dec 2017)
Faith in Action International - Rwanda Strategic partner to Miller Center and the School of Engineering.
Empower leaders with necessary training and resources to tackle social justice issues such as health, education, and social equity.
Impact Details To Date: Constructed health clinic serving 17,000 families