Yunus Social Business accelerates and finances local entrepreneurs to build solutions from the ground up.


impacted customers


entrepreneurs supported


jobs created and/or sustained


social businesses financed


Yunus Social Business applies business approaches to the world of social development, bridging the gap between social businesses and philanthropic lenders and donors.

Yunus Social Business has an on-the-ground presence in the Balkans, Brazil, Colombia, Haiti, Tunisia and Uganda, where our local country teams run our two main initiatives: Entrepreneur Services and Financing.



YSB is active in several countries around the world where local country teams source, coach and mentor entrepreneurs.

YSB subsequently finances the most promising social businesses and provides post-investment support.

Haiti Haiti Colombia Colombia Brazil Brazil Balkans Balkans Tunisia Tunisia Uganda Uganda India India


Berliner Morgenpost Interview with Saskia and Sophie | News | No Comments
Our founders Saskia and Sophie were recently interviewed by the Berliner Morgenpost about changing the world, our move to Berlin and the challenges of running a successful, international non-profit. Read...

India embraces Social Business | News | No Comments
From launching the Festival of Innovations to introducing a Masters program on Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, India, particularly the Tamil Nadu region, is keen to innovate and drive social entrepreneurship. India...

Introducing the Social Success Note | News | No Comments
YSB presents the Social Success Note in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation The Social Success Note aims to leverage commercial capital for social good.  Crowding in commercial capital to finance...


Improving access to farming equipment is just one way Social Businesses are improving the lives of rural communities in #Uganda

Afard Holdings runs a tractor hire service allowing local farmers to increase productivity and cultivate more of their land. The price is fair, affordable and can be paid back in part, after the harvest.

In addition they provide transportation, sort and packing services for harvested produce, allowing farmers to achieve better prices for the products they sell.

Afard are currently part of our accellerator. Find out more about the Social Businesses we work with at:

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Snack Fresh Center, Haiti