Social Enterprise Approach
Scale and sustainability are considered fundamentally important indicators of success for our programmes; however achieving both the afore-mentioned with donor funding alone is not possible due to the fluctuating availability and size of donor funds. Therefore, DWN applies a social enterprise approach whenever possible by selling services or products and reinvesting proceeds directly into the respective programmes.
- In the ECD programme, we develop, publish and sell children’s books. While copies are delivered free-of-charge to disadvantaged communities; we are beginning to sell the same publications to the wider public. The income of those sales are reinvested in developing and publishing new publications.
- In the Land & Housing Programme, we charge a fee on every residential plot sold. The proceeds enable the further growth of the programme in order to benefit disadvantaged urban residents nationwide.
- In the Sanitation Programme, we sell high quality and appropriate solar and sanitation related products through our volunteer network. The proceeds sustain the network and allow the provision of transport subsidies to volunteers.