Role of social enterprises on the economic development of women households
Jayasree K Kuniyath, Dr. KC Sankaranarayanan
Social entrepreneurship is a solution to social problems. Social entrepreneurship helps for sustainable improvement of health, education, economic, political and cultural problems related to poverty. The primary objective of Social Enterprise is to improve living conditions of society over obtaining financial gain, and, conversely, aiming to generate surpluses to reinvest in accordance with the needs of the Community. It lacks profit and seeks to satisfy the public interest. The main purpose of conducting this research is to evaluate the role of social enterprise activities on the economic development of households in Bangalore. This research aimed to focus on social enterprises, social entrepreneurial activities, and economic growth of social enterprise beneficiaries (households) of Bangalore. Survey method was used to collect primary data with a structured questionnaire as a tool for collection of data. The study used convenience sampling method for collecting data. A pilot study was conducted by taking 30 samples and the developed tool was found to be reliable and valid. The study found that amongst all the social enterprise activities more important activity is education programs, followed by employment opportunity. Social enterprise activities are helping the community to grow by helping households to improve their socioeconomic environment because there is a significant impact of social enterprise activities on the economic development of its beneficiaries.
Jayasree K Kuniyath, Dr. KC Sankaranarayanan. Role of social enterprises on the economic development of women households. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 4, 2017, Pages 187-193