About Us

The Social Enterprise Boost Initiative (SEBI) is one of Jamaica’s most innovative and exciting business development opportunities available to social entrepreneurs. Its primary goal is to create an enabling business environment for social enterprises in Jamaica; and to assist them in transitioning their grant-funded operations into viable, profit-making businesses, which can support their social missions. Through the Programme, SEBI also aims to increase public awareness of social enterprise in Jamaica.

Created by Jamaica National Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Jamaica National Building Society, SEBI aims to facilitate the growth and development of social enterprises throughout Jamaica.

The Programme is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and for the first three years, it seeks to ‘mobilize increased employment, investment and revenue within communities across Jamaica in a socially responsible manner’ thereby contributing to the national economy.

 

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A social enterprise is a business that generates income from the sale of goods and services and uses the profits to solve issues such as: unemployment, homelessness and environmental degradation.

 

A Social Entrepreneur is an individual who establishes a for-profit enterpise with the primary objective of using the profit generated to alleviate a social, cultural or environmental challenge.