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Australian social enterprise partners with US company to increase outreach and impact

Pollinate Energy, an Australian social enterprise working to improve the lives of India’s most vulnerable people, has joined forces with US social enterprise Empower Generation.

Together they will work to increase their global reach and delivery of life-changing products to millions living in poverty in India and Nepal.

“One exciting development for India will be adopting Empower Generation’s rural-based sales approach. This will allow us to reach remote families who are currently missing out on accessing our life-changing products,” said Alexie Seller, who will remain as CEO for the new merged organisation.

Pollinate Energy and Empower Generation’s missions are closely aligned, with both organisations working to empower local entrepreneurs to establish sales and distribution businesses that support the people living in poverty through life-improving products and meaningful income.

Empower Generation was launched in 2011 and has since developed a contribution network that include 20 women-led businesses that manage over 250 sales agents working as village level entrepreneurs who earn an income with every product they sell.

“Together, we will reach millions faster and more efficiently, and be better placed to empower women to play a central role in the development of their communities and their families. This is critical when our model still currently relies on the support of generous donors to support our growth,” said Seller.

In order for this merger to be successful, the two companies have already restructured their governance, leadership, philanthropy and operations teams as well as designed a combined strategic plan moving forward.

Their 2020 goals are to recruit, train and support over 1,000 women, positively impact over one million people and reach at least 4,000 families per month.

By joining forces, Pollinate Energy and Empower Generation hope to be able to provide women and their families living in the most marginalised communities with a brighter future.

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