A common characteristic of both social entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs generally is persistance. Check out this story of an Indian entrepreneur who wanted to revolutionize female sanitary products – unable to find someone to test his cottage industry pads, he tried them himself. Talk about not giving up in the face of adversity:
We’ve found that social entrepreneurs face a particularly challenging road. They have a social and financial deliverable – not only do they try and achieve meaningful social impact, but they also are working towards some measure of financial sustainability. If you have some stories of your favorite social entrepreneurs feel free to post them!