SBLIF Overview

Grameen Telecom Trust has created the Social Business Learning and Innovation Fund (SBLIF) to encourage innovative enterprises to undertake social businesses to address social issues. SBLIF intends to support Social business models through learning by doing approach on a pilot basis. Successful and tested models can gradually be scaled up and replicated.

Current Projects under SBLIF

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Project Name

Partners/Working Area

Objectives

1

SDRS Handicraft Social Business

SDRS, Gaibandha

Crafting livelihood of rural women through handicrafts.

2

SDRS Solar Social Business

SDRS, Gaibandha

Advocating green energy through female producers.

The profit generated shall be invested in digital school for underprivileged children from January 2016.

3

SKS Social Business

SKS Foundation, Gaibandha

Reaching out to the ultra-poor ensuring their prosperity.

4

Aroni Social Business

Eco-Social Development Organization (ESDO), Thakurgaon

Boosting the indigenous community through employment and competitive wages.

5

Mobile Nursery Plant Clinic

Green Savers Association, Dhaka

Endorsing greenery for a greener Dhaka with the youth (students).

6

Mushroom Seed Social Business

Ashika Manobik Unnayon Kendra, Rangamati

Promoting organic farming in ethnic community.

7

Niamatpur Sweets Ltd.

Lustre, Niamatpur, Naogaon

Upholding local delicacies.

The profit generated shall be used in operating blood bank in the village.

8

Red Worm Vermicompost

Mr. Sazzad Hossain, Tangail

Promoting organic fertilizer to enrich agrarian soil of Bangladesh.

9

Honey Processing

Bangladesh Association for Social Advancement (BASA)

Quality production and market linkage of pure local honey.

10

Shishir Safe drinking water

Mymensingh

Social business project for providing safe drinking water in Mymensingh

11

Shuvolong Safe drinking water

Ashika Manobik Unnayon Kendra, Rangamati

Social business project for providing safe drinking water in Rangamati

SBLIF Employment Generation Upto 31st January, 2017
SN

Project Name

Male Part-Time Male Full-Time Female Part-Time Female Full-Time Total Part-Time Total Full-Time
01

SDRS Handicraft Social Business

00 02 890 05 890 07
02

SDRS Solar Social Business

00 08 00 23 08 23
03

SKS Social Business

00 01 94 00 94 01
04

Aroni Social Business

02 07 04 00 06 07
05

Mobile Nursery Plant Clinic

03 04 00 00 03 04
06

Mushroom Social Business

00 06 00 00 00 06
07

Niamatpur Sweets Ltd.

00 03 00 01 00 04
08

Red Worm Vermicompost

03 03 00 00 03 03
09

Honey Processing (BASA)

30 05 06 02 36 07
10

Shishir Safe drinking water

00 00 00 00 00 00
11

Shuvolong Safe drinking water

00 03 00 00 00 03
Total 80 1,025 1,105