Multiply Your Philanthropic Dollar


Harnessing the Power of Business to End Poverty.


We turn donations into long-term investments in Social Businesses

in East Africa, Latin America and India.

Our Social Businesses Provide 3 Million People With…


  • Employment

  • Education

  • Healthcare

  • Clean Water

  • Clean Energy

Philanthropy: The Business Way

  • Strong Local Teams & Local Investment

    We hire local teams that come from high-level business backgrounds. They understand their countries and their business landscape inside out to identify businesses with the greatest social impact. We also team up with local philanthropic partners who match our international donations.

  • The Discipline of Venture Capital Investment

    Our sourcing, selection and financing are rooted in good business practice.

  • Patient Loans and Hands-on Growth Support

    We help early-stage social businesses prove their model and maximize social impact

“A charity dollar has one life

a social business dollar can be invested over and over again” – Prof. Muhammad Yunus

Our Partnership

  • Transparent Reporting

    We provide our financial partners with a portfolio review containing detailed financial & social impact metrics of all the businesses in our portfolio.

  • Unique Experiences

    Each year we invite our financial partners to visit some of the social business they’ve helped finance. These unforgettable trips are a chance to meet social entrepreneurs and see exactly how your donations are improving people’s lives. See our write-up and video on the last East Africa Partner Trip. Here.

  • A Close-Knit Community

    Our financial partners are a small, international community of individuals from diverse backgrounds who share a passion for investing in social good. We hold regular dinners where partners have the chance to network and share experiences.

How Can You Get Involved?

However much you want to give, we will find a tailored solution for you.


  • Anchor Partners

    Join our Anchor Partner board and support the strategic development of YSB.

  • Partners

    Partners attend our Annual Partner meetings and have 1:1 meetings with our founders. They are also invited to exclusive in-country partner trips, joining our entrepreneurs on the ground to experience firsthand what it takes to build sustainable social businesses.

  • Friends Of YSB

    Friends join the global Friends of YSB network and get invited to exclusive friends events and dinners worldwide.

  • Supporters give us any other amount.

    We are incredibly grateful for any amount of donation we receive. Supporters stay in touch with us through frequent updates and newsletters.


Anchor Partners
Friends Of YSB

Meet Some Of Our International Financial Partners.

Some of the committed individuals who are partners in our vision.

María Ángeles


Ajaz Ahmed


Hélène Huby


Jan K Van Oord

The Netherlands

Jurgen Link


Our Country Partner Model

There is no better way to support our social businesses than by teaming up with exceptional local business leaders. In India, Brazil and Kenya our country partners contribute their philanthropic capital and expertise. They have strong networks and a deep insight into the countries we operate in.  This local approach makes a huge difference for early-stage social businesses.


Meet Our Country Partners.

Suresh K Krishna

India Partner

Vinatha M Reddy

India Partner

João Teixeira

Brazil Partner

Bharat Doshi

Kenyan Partner

Nilesh Doshi

Kenyan Partner

Vinay Sanghrajka

Kenyan Partner




Friends of YSB

Our network of hosts across Europe form exclusive circles of friends that each raise over €100k per year.

Find Out More

See what happened when Dr Agnes “Mama Rice”, the social entrepreneur behind Hope Development Initiative met one of our donors, Christian Duve.



Become a financial partner. Support social businesses that impact millions of lives

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