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Welcome to the website of danone.communities


danone.communities is a "social businesses network".

Our mission is to fund and develop local businesses with a sustainable economic model, oriented towards social goals: reducing poverty and malnutrition. Alongside social entrepreneurs, this support goes through both investment via a SICAV general public but also by a technical support through a network of committed experts who convey their experiences.

Beyond its projects, we wish to share our lessons to inspire other individual and collective initiatives in the service of a more cohesive society.

We are now present in 6 countries. You can find these projects on our map below and in our projects space.

"Share social business learnings & challenges with experts"

May 15th we have celebrated danone.communities’ five years and we have dreamed to make this gathering a fruitful co-building day for social business.


We have decided to change the format of our annual gathering to make it more at the service of communities and projects. During the day, we have gathered 200 experts from 5 continents to work on different workshops around social business realities and way forward - we had a simple objective: share learnings and challenges between actors to enable more impact.


Today, the minutes of the workshops are online and shareable.

Other News

danone.communities is offering a 6-month to 1-year internship in community management, starting on December 15th 2013

on the Monday, 18 November, 2013 - 13:25

Find attached the details of the internship in community management for danone.communities!   1) Duration of the mission: 6-12 months Dec 15th 2013 - June 30th 2014 or Dec 15th 2013 - Dec 15th 2014 2) Location of the mission: Paris, France 3) Contact:

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Happy New Year 2013

on the Thursday, 10 January, 2013 - 16:03

Throughout 2012, the danone.communities blog has eagerly shared the latest developments in our own projects, news from the world of social business, and the ideas that make social business so compelling.   Here are just a few of the year’s highlights as mentioned on our blog:   At the beginning of the year, Fortune Magazine named Muhammad Yunus as one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time, alongside Apple’s Steve Jobs and Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin. [...]

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Korukollu Community Connect Program - Eye Check-up for students

on the Wednesday, 10 October, 2012 - 10:16

At Korukollu Village in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, our NCWS team organized an eye check up for the school children with the help of Shankar Eye Foundation. Eye check-up was done for a total of 800 students from the Govt. High School Korukollu and KGR Pvt. School Korukollu, by qualified Ophthalmologist of Shankar Eye Foundation.   About 70 students were diagnosed with ocular problems. We express our heartfelt gratitude to Mrs.Chukkapalli Sudha (donor of our safe [...]

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Naandi Community Water Services
JITA Bangladesh: the study of Linda Scott and Catherine Dolan in the Guardian

on the Tuesday, 9 October, 2012 - 14:40

Last month, the two researchers Linda Scott and Catherine Dolan have published an article in the Guardian, about empowering women and its social impact in local areas and communities.   Based on the examples of JITA Bangladesh and AVON Products in South Africa, the two researchers from Saïd Business School, Oxford, present the empowered woman as a major lever for local society. Indeed, CARE and Avon “bring experience and sophistication in gender matters into local situations [...]

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Honoured Member

Lo Chai Phnom-Penh, Cambodia Lo Chai is from a small village in northeastern Cambodia. His father cultivated a two-hectare rice field and his mother raises silkworms. [...] After [...]

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