NASHVILLE-BASED ONLINE STORE SAVES CAMBODIAN SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

NASHVILLE PUBLIC RADIO
Dec 14, 2009

A retired minister in Nashville is using an online store to help keep Cambodian women out of the sex trade. Socially-minded entrepreneurs have used the Internet to help artisans from remote regions earn a living wage selling their wares all over the world. WPLN’s Blake Farmer reports on one such project supporting silk weavers in Cambodia called Mekong Blue.

JIM SCHORR teaches social entrepreneurship at Vanderbilt University’s business school. His students will help draw up a marketing plan for Mekong Blue next semester as a class project. Schorr says similar online stores like eBay’s World of Good have had success appealing to consumers.

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