Dubai + acumen

Volunteer-led group that seeks to inspire people to create creative ways of eliminating poverty


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About the project Edit

DUBAI+Acumen is a self-organized, volunteer-led group that seeks to inspire and empower likeminded individuals in the United Arab Emirates who are passionate about supporting Acumen Fund’s mission to create a world beyond poverty. The chapter was formed in 2009 and consists of 100 volunteers and over 900 chapter members.

Our chapter is one of the many +acumen chapters around the world sharing the principles of patient capital, cultivating an understanding of Acumen Fund’s values, and putting these principles into practice in our community.

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In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

Acumen is a not-for-profit working to change the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders and ideas. We invest patient capital in business models that deliver critical goods and services to the world’s poor, improving the lives of millions. Since 2001, Acumen has invested more than $83 million in 73 companies across South Asia and Africa. We are also working to build a global community of emerging leaders that believe in creating a more inclusive world through the tools of both business and philanthropy.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

Poverty alleviation through creative methods can help improve the lives of many

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

Acumen is present in many different countries and can spread all over the world

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