Author: Amy Yanda-Lee

Before our business training, Sandra was selling old newspapers and candy on a mat in the streets. She could only afford one meal a day. She wasn't able to pay medical bills when her baby got sick. Sadly, her baby passed away at 10 months...

INSPIRED IMPACT is an ongoing blog series that gives voice to social entrepreneurs and leaders of mission-driven organizations who are making an impact in their communities and industries. In June 2018, Street Business School CEO Devin Hibbard gave an in-depth to INSPIRED IMPACT, discussing the highly...

Franchising can go beyond cheeseburgers and coffee shops. A growing number of social enterprises believe this powerful business model can help them change the world.  Companies use franchising to achieve scale. By licensing their knowledge, business model and brand to third parties, franchises expand faster than...

By Devin Hibbard I was honored to present at the Sankalp Africa Forum about how organizations can stay relevant in this rapidly changing world of #GlobalDevelopment, #PovertyEradication and #SocialEnterprise. I shared the following Top 5 Tips for Staying Relevant gleaned from more than a decade with BeadforLife...

By Devin Hibbard Language can illustrate so much about a culture. Eskimos who have an intimate relationship with the Arctic have more than a dozen words for snow. In India, there is no word in which a woman can be possessive of a man (“my man”...

Rebecca’s dream was to become a midwife, but this all changed when she became pregnant while still in school. The men in her life were frustrated and discontinued paying her school fees. Life became miserable as she again became pregnant with the same father who...

“If it was not for my work I would be finished by now.” – Nagitta Prossy   For Prossy, hard work gives her joy. It has empowered her to raise her children after her husband died seven years ago. “Hard work keeps the smile on my face,” she says.     Prossy is...

Marcelina Aceng has pieced together her tailoring skills, her new Street Business School business training and her life experiences to create her own pathway out of poverty. She is motivated to grow her business so she can educate her children and build a house. “I...

Juliet is all smiles! She’s always been a hard worker and determined to reach her dream of owning a salon.  Today, she is beaming as she is well on her way to living this very dream for she and her two children.  Juliet saved money whenever she could...

By Devin Hibbard What an incredible experience in Monaco accepting the PeaceJam Billion Acts award for Best Non-Profit of 2017. This title is named by 14 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, including Oscar Arias, the former President of Costa Rica. Not only is this a remarkable recognition of...

My name is Yassin Ssemwogerere and I am 50 years old. I grew up in a polygamous family and didn’t get much of a formal education, so early on I learned how to fend for myself. In my culture, when a man comes of age, he...