DANIA, Fla., May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A cell phone company that works with a federal program to provide cell phone service to people who can't afford it. A shoe company that, for every pair of shoes purchased, donates a pair to an impoverished child. A small business with a primary goal to ensure that families and individuals who are poor can have access to safe, inexpensive lighting. There are missions, then there are missions for the betterment of the world – and that is what social entrepreneurship is all about in a recent article on The Huffington Post.
It seems that passion is not the only component of a successful social entrepreneurship venture, but compassion as well. There is one quality that all social entrepreneurs share: they care about the world around them. From people to animals to the environment, they each want to make the world just a little better.
"It is so very gratifying when you do something and know that it is helping someone – even when it's your job, your business," says social entrepreneur and CEO of Q Link Wireless, Issa Asad. "I've always believed in paying it forward, but my business allows me to reach so many more people on such a larger scale. It is a great feeling."
Issa Asad's company, Q Link Wireless, is a cell phone service company that is also a provider for the Federal Lifeline Assistance program. Created by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the 1980's, the program is designed to provide vital telecommunications services to families and individuals who can't afford it.
Issa Asad says, "Through Q Link I can help low income individuals and families stay connected to their world around them. Working through the Federal Lifeline Assistance Program allows us to open doors for people who may not otherwise have the opportunity to afford a cell phone or service. How many people can say that through their business they can help people stay connected to get a job, stay connected to loved ones or connected for 911 emergencies regardless of their financial status? Sometimes we need to remember that in order to help people succeed in life they many times just need the basic essentials like phone service to improve their lives."
Blake Mycoskie was on a trip in Argentina when he was moved by what he saw. Many of the children there were living in abject poverty and many didn't even have shoes. Mycoskie sought to change that by founding TOMS, a shoe company that donates a pair of shoes to a needy child for every pair of shoes that are sold. The one for one program has put shoes on the feet of more than 10 million children in more than 60 countries.
Entrepreneurs Ned Tozun and Sam Goldman had a great awakening while in Benin, Africa with the Peace Corps. A neighbor sustained an injury after an accident that involved a kerosene lamp leading the pair to question the possibility of providing a better, more affordable and safer way of providing lighting to the developing world. The company d.Light was born and the company has a goal to help provide light for 100 million people in the developing world by 2020.
These social entrepreneurs and so many others understand one overarching principle: you don't have to change the whole world, just your little corner of it.
Q Link Wireless offers affordable prepaid wireless cell phone service and is a Lifeline service provider. Whether you are signed up for Lifeline services or you simply want a reasonably priced prepaid cell phone that has affordable plans and a broad coverage area, visit our website and discover the Q Link difference.
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