To ultimately transform the way we live as human beings, we need to work on understanding ourselves. This will put us in a better position to help not only ourselves but also others.
Aiming for an integral approach, the local economy is pivotal in the empowerment of people and the development of sustainable livelihoods.
StartFund uses a set of geographical, methodological, philosophical and financial guidelines when selecting projects or organisations to support.
JSBC supports villages in Tanzania to set up a village companies. The Village Company engages in income generating businesses, whose profits are transferred to serve their social needs.
StartFund co-funds social business initiatives in India, Tanzania and the Netherlands. It supports partner organisations and entrepreneurs in setting up financially sustainable economic activities that address communities’ basic and social needs. From a vision of interconnectedness of life on earth and the necessity of circular thinking StartFund encourages people’s exploration of the essence within themselves, between people and between people and the environment in order to create holistically sustainable societies.