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Social Entrepreneurship Lifts The Disabled In China - A blog by Cause Integration

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Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 1:39pm

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From Fast Company:

Social entrepreneurship is a relatively new phenomenon in Hong Kong–and one venture philanthropy startup, Social Ventures Hong Kong (SVhk), has been at the forefront of the movement, with several investees under its portfolio focused on the elderly and disabled. The group’s newest project, Diamond Cab, officially launches next week.

“Diamond Cab is the first branded, high-quality taxi service in Hong Kong specially tailored for wheelchair users–and the only taxis which are wheelchair accessible,” SVhk founder Francis Ngai tells Fast Company. “It is a disruptive model to the existing taxi market, as we creatively reorganized the network of partners, bringing in elderly homes, disabled NGOs, and taxi operators altogether.”

“We nurtured the Diamond Cab idea for three years and we found that disabled transportation is one of the main difficulties in Hong Kong. The market gap is very big. So we got in touch with government officials. We set up a small working group to come up with business plans. 

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