In a country dominated for years by the work of NGOs, a movement of social entrepreneurs is working to change the way development is being done. It's difficult work, but many of these businesses are forging ahead, certain they can make a sustainable social impact at a lower cost.

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  • Adva Saldinger

    Adva Saldinger is an Associate Editor at Devex, where she covers the intersection of business and international development, as well as U.S. foreign aid policy. From partnerships to trade and social entrepreneurship to impact investing, Adva explores the role the private sector and private capital play in development. A journalist with more than 10 years of experience, she has worked at several newspapers in the U.S. and lived in both Ghana and South Africa.