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Pope Jai Thai Restaurant

Pope Jai Thai is a social enterprise F&B outlet that offers dine-in, catering/bento boxes, workshops and sauce production. “Pope Jai” in Thai means ‘to satisfy from the heart’. Pope Jai Thai first began as a small food stall in a

Pope Jai Thai Restaurant

Pope Jai Thai is a social enterprise F&B outlet that offers dine-in, catering/bento boxes, workshops and sauce production. “Pope Jai” in Thai means ‘to satisfy from the heart’. Pope Jai Thai first began as a small food stall in a

Agape – Connecting People

Agape, Connecting People is a social enterprise with a social mission to eradicate urban poverty by providing sustainable empowerment through employment. Agape is a venture-backed Contact Centre set up with the purpose of providing sustainable empowerment towards the disadvantaged through employment.

Agape – Connecting People

Agape, Connecting People is a social enterprise with a social mission to eradicate urban poverty by providing sustainable empowerment through employment. Agape is a venture-backed Contact Centre set up with the purpose of providing sustainable empowerment towards the disadvantaged through employment.

New Charis Moving, Painting & Maintenance Services

Picture above – when New Charis Movers came to help my mum move. Extremely professional, cheerful spirits, and very helpful. The New Charis Social Enterprise provides moving, painting and maintenance services. They have a team of 50 men, 4 trucks and

New Charis Moving, Painting & Maintenance Services

Picture above – when New Charis Movers came to help my mum move. Extremely professional, cheerful spirits, and very helpful. The New Charis Social Enterprise provides moving, painting and maintenance services. They have a team of 50 men, 4 trucks and

Sewing Mums

Sewing Mums provides single mothers who are unable to go out to work with an opportunity to earn income from home. These ladies either need to look after their children, or some have illnesses that prevent them from engaging in

Sewing Mums

Sewing Mums provides single mothers who are unable to go out to work with an opportunity to earn income from home. These ladies either need to look after their children, or some have illnesses that prevent them from engaging in

Flour Power

Flour Power is a bakery that empowers people with special needs by equipping them with baking and other productive occupational skills such as customer service. It was founded in April 2016 by former corporate marketer Ms Lena Ng after a

Flour Power

Flour Power is a bakery that empowers people with special needs by equipping them with baking and other productive occupational skills such as customer service. It was founded in April 2016 by former corporate marketer Ms Lena Ng after a

Women on a Mission – Mongolia Adventure 2018

Women on a Mission (WOAM) is a non-profit organisation headquartered in Singapore, which supports and empowers abused women. On 22 May 2018, an independent, self-funded team of 13 women from Singapore, Paris and Hong-Kong under the banner of WOAM will

Women on a Mission – Mongolia Adventure 2018

Women on a Mission (WOAM) is a non-profit organisation headquartered in Singapore, which supports and empowers abused women. On 22 May 2018, an independent, self-funded team of 13 women from Singapore, Paris and Hong-Kong under the banner of WOAM will

APSN Mystical Cafe for All

The APSN Cafe opened in Feb 2017 at Kembangan-Chai Chee Community Hub. This social enterprise cafe is staffed by trainees from the Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN). Profits from sales are channeled back support APSN’s programmes and pay

APSN Mystical Cafe for All

The APSN Cafe opened in Feb 2017 at Kembangan-Chai Chee Community Hub. This social enterprise cafe is staffed by trainees from the Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN). Profits from sales are channeled back support APSN’s programmes and pay

Personalised Love

Personalised Love (PLove) is a social enterprise that trains and employs people with special needs to produce beautiful leather-based personal and corporate gifts. They also conduct corporate workshops and school sessions around leather craft making and values-based workshops for learning

Personalised Love

Personalised Love (PLove) is a social enterprise that trains and employs people with special needs to produce beautiful leather-based personal and corporate gifts. They also conduct corporate workshops and school sessions around leather craft making and values-based workshops for learning

Project Nomad

Nomad is a social enterprise that connects rural artisans to emerging and developing markets, providing them with livelihood and educational support for the young kids in their communities. Currently, Nomad is partnering with artisans in India and Indonesia to produce

Project Nomad

Nomad is a social enterprise that connects rural artisans to emerging and developing markets, providing them with livelihood and educational support for the young kids in their communities. Currently, Nomad is partnering with artisans in India and Indonesia to produce

Gift-It-Forward

Party with Meaning! Huh? Is that really possible? Absolutely yes! Social enterprise Gift-It-Forward is an online invitation and gifting platform that helps you plan parties with a charitable twist. Gift-It-Forward wants to help your children learn about charity and spreading

Gift-It-Forward

Party with Meaning! Huh? Is that really possible? Absolutely yes! Social enterprise Gift-It-Forward is an online invitation and gifting platform that helps you plan parties with a charitable twist. Gift-It-Forward wants to help your children learn about charity and spreading

hello flowers!

hello flowers! is a social enterprise floral studio that creates beautiful moments with flowers and nature. At hello flowers!, you will expect a lot of experimenting, mixing and just letting nature speaks for itself. Founded by Annie, a curious and

hello flowers!

hello flowers! is a social enterprise floral studio that creates beautiful moments with flowers and nature. At hello flowers!, you will expect a lot of experimenting, mixing and just letting nature speaks for itself. Founded by Annie, a curious and

AMGD Healthy Meals

AMGD is a commercial enterprise with a strong social mission. The company believes in empowering employees from less advantaged backgrounds by providing them with meaningful job opportunities in the F&B industry that will help shape their future career progressions. By

AMGD Healthy Meals

AMGD is a commercial enterprise with a strong social mission. The company believes in empowering employees from less advantaged backgrounds by providing them with meaningful job opportunities in the F&B industry that will help shape their future career progressions. By

Soon Huat Bak Kut Teh

Superbly delicious bak kut teh and pig’s trotters which I highly recommend to anyone! (and this is the hallmark of a good social enterprise – that the product or service speaks for itself without needing to talk about the social

Soon Huat Bak Kut Teh

Superbly delicious bak kut teh and pig’s trotters which I highly recommend to anyone! (and this is the hallmark of a good social enterprise – that the product or service speaks for itself without needing to talk about the social

Jaga-Me Care Services

Jaga-Me’s mission is enable everyone to have access to affordable, quality healthcare at home. (In case you are wondering, “Jaga” is the malay word for ‘guard’, but in Singlish, it means to ‘keep watch over’ something). Jaga-Me wants to help you

Jaga-Me Care Services

Jaga-Me’s mission is enable everyone to have access to affordable, quality healthcare at home. (In case you are wondering, “Jaga” is the malay word for ‘guard’, but in Singlish, it means to ‘keep watch over’ something). Jaga-Me wants to help you

BloomBack Flowers

Founder of Bloomback, Hazel, says, “Any contribution from the public is a gift to a marginalised woman in our community.” BloomBack is a online floral social enterprise that seeks to empower marginalised women. Hazel’s inspiration came from her background of

BloomBack Flowers

Founder of Bloomback, Hazel, says, “Any contribution from the public is a gift to a marginalised woman in our community.” BloomBack is a online floral social enterprise that seeks to empower marginalised women. Hazel’s inspiration came from her background of

Ugly Cake Shop

Ugly Cakes make the world a prettier place! The Ugly Cake Shop a serious weekend foodie and home baker with a dream to feed the hungry kids in Timor-Leste. Armed with an oven and a mixing bowl (not little, I

Ugly Cake Shop

Ugly Cakes make the world a prettier place! The Ugly Cake Shop a serious weekend foodie and home baker with a dream to feed the hungry kids in Timor-Leste. Armed with an oven and a mixing bowl (not little, I

The Art Faculty by Pathlight

The Art Faculty by Pathlight is located within the Enabling Village near Redhill MRT Station (enablingvillage.sg). There’s another branch at Pathlight school in Ang Mo Kio which we have not visited yet. There’s a wide variety of art related products

The Art Faculty by Pathlight

The Art Faculty by Pathlight is located within the Enabling Village near Redhill MRT Station (enablingvillage.sg). There’s another branch at Pathlight school in Ang Mo Kio which we have not visited yet. There’s a wide variety of art related products

Mustard Tree

Mustard Tree is both an online store and a physical retail store (located at Ng Teng Fong Hospital at Jurong East, Level 2). Founders Soek Ying and Barry set out to build a business that would empower people with special needs.

Mustard Tree

Mustard Tree is both an online store and a physical retail store (located at Ng Teng Fong Hospital at Jurong East, Level 2). Founders Soek Ying and Barry set out to build a business that would empower people with special needs.

The Animal Project

The Animal Project Pte Ltd is a social enterprise which aims to provide customers with quality life-style products using artwork drawn by persons with special needs. Their products range from art pieces, gift items, dinner ware to stationaries – all

The Animal Project

The Animal Project Pte Ltd is a social enterprise which aims to provide customers with quality life-style products using artwork drawn by persons with special needs. Their products range from art pieces, gift items, dinner ware to stationaries – all

BEAT’ABOX

Learn some rhythm, beat a box, and do some good all at the same time. BEAT’ABOX GROUP is a social enterprise that offers a cajon lessons, sells their own range of cajons, and has a mission of reaching out to youths and

BEAT’ABOX

Learn some rhythm, beat a box, and do some good all at the same time. BEAT’ABOX GROUP is a social enterprise that offers a cajon lessons, sells their own range of cajons, and has a mission of reaching out to youths and

ONE+ONE Handmade Craft

ONE+ONE is a social enterprise that designs and created handmade, handstitched and handcrafted products. 30% of the net profit is given to a needy cause, but none specifically mentioned. During the development of ONE+ONE, the founder of the brand decided

ONE+ONE Handmade Craft

ONE+ONE is a social enterprise that designs and created handmade, handstitched and handcrafted products. 30% of the net profit is given to a needy cause, but none specifically mentioned. During the development of ONE+ONE, the founder of the brand decided

SDI Academy

SDI Academy seeks to teach English language and IT skills to migrant workers, thereby helping them to better communicate and integrate into our workforce and society. Migrant workers and foreign labour have played a critical role in Singapore’s progress: they’ve

SDI Academy

SDI Academy seeks to teach English language and IT skills to migrant workers, thereby helping them to better communicate and integrate into our workforce and society. Migrant workers and foreign labour have played a critical role in Singapore’s progress: they’ve

I’m Soul Inc – Music for Healing

Music is one of my passions, and I’m excited to discover a social enterprise that uses music to bless the needy and less privileged. I’m Soul Inc has programmes that are designed to enrich mind, body and soul, and to empower everyone

I’m Soul Inc – Music for Healing

Music is one of my passions, and I’m excited to discover a social enterprise that uses music to bless the needy and less privileged. I’m Soul Inc has programmes that are designed to enrich mind, body and soul, and to empower everyone

Assumption Restaurant for Training (ART)

The Assumption Restaurant for Training (ART) is located within the premises of Assumption Pathway School (APS) at Upper Bukit Timah. The restaurant provides a hands-on working and training environment for students in Hospitality Services at Assumption Pathway School APS to put their

Assumption Restaurant for Training (ART)

The Assumption Restaurant for Training (ART) is located within the premises of Assumption Pathway School (APS) at Upper Bukit Timah. The restaurant provides a hands-on working and training environment for students in Hospitality Services at Assumption Pathway School APS to put their

Daughters of Tomorrow – Livelihood SOS

Daughters Of Tomorrow (DOT) is a social enterprise enabling livelihoods for underprivileged women in Asia. They provide design, marketing expertise and sales channels for products made by women communities who benefit through skills training and employment. DOT is founded by

Daughters of Tomorrow – Livelihood SOS

Daughters Of Tomorrow (DOT) is a social enterprise enabling livelihoods for underprivileged women in Asia. They provide design, marketing expertise and sales channels for products made by women communities who benefit through skills training and employment. DOT is founded by

好貨設 hǎo huò shè (HHS) – goods with a heart!

好貨設 hǎo huò shè (HHS) is a e-commerce business with an eco and social angle started by Singaporean Hui Shan, who left her career in tax consultancy to contribute back to the community. Hui Shan shares that “HHS is a

好貨設 hǎo huò shè (HHS) – goods with a heart!

好貨設 hǎo huò shè (HHS) is a e-commerce business with an eco and social angle started by Singaporean Hui Shan, who left her career in tax consultancy to contribute back to the community. Hui Shan shares that “HHS is a

Mouth and Foot Painting Artists Pte Ltd

Mouth and Foot Painting Artists Pte Ltd is a partnership of artists with disabilities who have come together to sell their beautiful mouth and foot painted works of art reproduced on cards, calendars, and other items. They seek to earn

Mouth and Foot Painting Artists Pte Ltd

Mouth and Foot Painting Artists Pte Ltd is a partnership of artists with disabilities who have come together to sell their beautiful mouth and foot painted works of art reproduced on cards, calendars, and other items. They seek to earn

Ageless Online

Be a part of an Ageless community! Ageless Online is a free website for seniors. It offers stories of inspiring seniors, opinions written by seniors, and health and finance stories by experts. It also has products and events targeted at

Ageless Online

Be a part of an Ageless community! Ageless Online is a free website for seniors. It offers stories of inspiring seniors, opinions written by seniors, and health and finance stories by experts. It also has products and events targeted at

be movement – Celebrating the Courage to be

be movement – Celebrating the Courage to be For the first time ever, Noam Chomsky, “father of modern linguistics” and voted the “world’s top public intellectual”, has endorsed a publication from Singapore. This publication is a totally independent “bookazine” (part

be movement – Celebrating the Courage to be

be movement – Celebrating the Courage to be For the first time ever, Noam Chomsky, “father of modern linguistics” and voted the “world’s top public intellectual”, has endorsed a publication from Singapore. This publication is a totally independent “bookazine” (part

Gone Adventurin’

LATEST TRIP INFO: Divin’ Timor is an adventure like never before; set in the backdrop of East Timor, one of Southeast Asia’s most unexplored destinations, it takes you underwater diving in the most stunning, majestic and pristine dive sites in the

Gone Adventurin’

LATEST TRIP INFO: Divin’ Timor is an adventure like never before; set in the backdrop of East Timor, one of Southeast Asia’s most unexplored destinations, it takes you underwater diving in the most stunning, majestic and pristine dive sites in the

The Chain Reaction Project

The Chain Reaction Project (TCRP) organises adventure challenges to raise funds and awareness for deserving charities around Southeast Asian region. Join them on their trips and be inspired by the immense change that can be wrought by a single determined individual.

The Chain Reaction Project

The Chain Reaction Project (TCRP) organises adventure challenges to raise funds and awareness for deserving charities around Southeast Asian region. Join them on their trips and be inspired by the immense change that can be wrought by a single determined individual.

Hi Thrift Shop

HI THRIFT SHOP is a social enterprise that seeks to generate work opportunities and financial stability for the older and disadvantaged workers. Hi Thrift is a partnership between Highpoint Community Services Association and HealthServe. You can pick-up some great stuff at reasonable prices

Hi Thrift Shop

HI THRIFT SHOP is a social enterprise that seeks to generate work opportunities and financial stability for the older and disadvantaged workers. Hi Thrift is a partnership between Highpoint Community Services Association and HealthServe. You can pick-up some great stuff at reasonable prices

Gourmet Guru Academy

At Gourmet Guru Academy, you can sign up for cooking classes, cater for events and functions, or purchase their cookbooks. Gourmet Guru Academy is a collaboration between the Nanyang Technological University’s Students in Free Enterprise (NTU SIFE) and Persatuan Pemudi Islam Singapura Family

Gourmet Guru Academy

At Gourmet Guru Academy, you can sign up for cooking classes, cater for events and functions, or purchase their cookbooks. Gourmet Guru Academy is a collaboration between the Nanyang Technological University’s Students in Free Enterprise (NTU SIFE) and Persatuan Pemudi Islam Singapura Family

Watchman’s Home Services

Watchman’s Home provides services for the following, with free on-site quotation for their services: home/office MOVING; house CLEANING; home PAINTING; and waste DISPOSAL. A friend of mine recently used their home moving services and he was totally impressed. They were

Watchman’s Home Services

Watchman’s Home provides services for the following, with free on-site quotation for their services: home/office MOVING; house CLEANING; home PAINTING; and waste DISPOSAL. A friend of mine recently used their home moving services and he was totally impressed. They were

Operation Renewal Services

OPERATION RENEWAL (SINGAPORE) is a non-profit charitable organization that has been touching the lives of the disadvantaged in our community since 1993. It is an Institution of a Public Character (IPC) and a full member of the National Council of Social

Operation Renewal Services

OPERATION RENEWAL (SINGAPORE) is a non-profit charitable organization that has been touching the lives of the disadvantaged in our community since 1993. It is an Institution of a Public Character (IPC) and a full member of the National Council of Social

Red Shield Industries Family Thrift Stores

The Red Shield Industries (RSI) Family Thrift Stores, in partnership with The Salvation Army, is a social enterprise as well as a serving ministry. The Salvation Army receives donations-in-kind from the public and companies. In turn, RSI resells them at

Red Shield Industries Family Thrift Stores

The Red Shield Industries (RSI) Family Thrift Stores, in partnership with The Salvation Army, is a social enterprise as well as a serving ministry. The Salvation Army receives donations-in-kind from the public and companies. In turn, RSI resells them at

Buffalo Ridge Lodge Safari

If you’ve never been to South Africa and/or a safari, you have to go to Buffalo Ridge Lodge at Madikwe Game Reserve Safari in South Africa! Luxurious private chalets right in the middle of the reserve (you might catch sight of

Buffalo Ridge Lodge Safari

If you’ve never been to South Africa and/or a safari, you have to go to Buffalo Ridge Lodge at Madikwe Game Reserve Safari in South Africa! Luxurious private chalets right in the middle of the reserve (you might catch sight of