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Short interviews with some of the inspirational social entrepreneurs we've supported. Read about the impact they're having and what they think of SSE.

Fellows’ stories

Adenike Adekunle, Banicorp Foods

Providing safe and nutritious meals to support those living below the poverty line in Nigeria

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Abdul Shiil, Sahan Cares

Supporting employment opportunities for Somalian women refugees.

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Sophie Simpson, dancing

Sophie Simpson, SS Dance & Wellbeing

Turned her passion for dance into a social enterprise promoting well-being for all ages and abilities.

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two people in front of a green mobile library van.

Mirella Ferraz, Share Shed

Helps people borrow the stuff they need instead of buying it.

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Nureen Glaves, Feed Me Good

Improving the health of marginalised communities through nutrition and wellbeing

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Food and Education Enterprise volunteer wearing a visor and handing out food from the food bank during Covid-19.

Ali Neghipooran, Food and Education Enterprise

Supporting disadvantaged and vulnerable people in Derby.

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People sitting and standing around a table at an evening event with One Voice Blackburn CIC

Zaffer Khan, One Voice Blackburn

Improving the social and economic wellbeing of deprived BAME communities in Blackburn with Darwen.

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Elm Road Green Space gate

Jacqueline Watkins, The Friends of Elm Road Green Open Space

Bringing people together, promoting physical and mental wellbeing, and supporting the environment.

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Photo of Melissa Norbrega, founder of Caring Cooks of Jersey

Melissa Nobrega, Caring Cooks of Jersey

Waging war on childhood obesity on the island of Jersey.

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Pasna Sallis and Colin Grant

Pasna Sallis, Weekday Wow Factor - mentoring

"Sometimes you need to take a step back from the day-to-day and having a mentor guarantees you get to do this."

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