Initiatives

Coop Coffees’ story began in 1997, when its founder Bill decided to start up a coffee company that would import and roast fairly traded coffee beans from Central America: Cafe Campesino #maxmundo #s2m...

Cafe Campesino was established after a trip of its founder Bill to Guatemala, in the late 90s. In Guatemala, when talking to local coffee farmers, Bill learned that despite of giving their best, these farmers were making low turnover and profits. #maxmundo #s2m...

Dutch couple Karin and Erik are the founders of artisan rum distillery Richland Rum, in the small Georgian town of Richland, about 3 hours south of Atlanta #maxmundo #s2m...

Amavida Organic Coffee and Tea was founded in 2004 by Dan and his wife Sally, in the small beach town of Santa Rosa, on the beautiful Emerald Coast in northern Florida. Amavida has 3 local coffee bars on the Emerald Coast, and 1 coffee roaster #maxmundo #s2m...

The coastal community Seaside, at the Emerald Coast in Florida's Panhandle, was founded in the early 80s by Robert Davis as a place so easy to get around, sneakers would be a primary mode of transportation and no destination more than a five minute stroll away #maxmundo #s2m...

The Asociación Orgánica is an association of 8 fincas: farm houses in and around the mountain village of Chocontá. The farmers of the association practice small-scale and organic agriculture at an altitude of 2800 meters above sea level in the Andes, about 60 kilometers outside Bogotá. #maxmundo #s2m...

Co-working space Epicentro in Medellín's fancy El Poblado area, was founded about 2,5 years ago by Mateo, a product designer #maxmundo #s2m...

La Nuestra Casa is an art centre in Ecuadorian border town Tulcán. The centre hosts regular events, and is home to a cafeteria, various small-scale local businesses, ranging from a marketing agency to a law firm. It was founded by Cristian. #maxmundo #s2m...

Only 10 minutes outside the village of Cotacachi, and 80 km. outside Quito, Loma Wasi is a B&B run by Señora Mercedes and her family #maxmundo #s2m...

Aprendamos (in Spanish: Let's learn) is a series of educational television courses provided by Ecuador's largest city Guayaquil. The series aims to improve the quality of life and to service those people in society who lack the resources to go to (primary) school. It covers a range of social and educational topics, such as health, learning English, and how to set up a business. #maxmundo #s2m...

Emprende UP is the Centre for Entrepreneurship of the Universidad del Pacífico (UP), 1 of Lima's most prestigious universities #s2m #dailyoffice #maxmundo...

L.O.O.P. stands for Life Out Of Plastic. It was founded by Irene and Nadia in Lima, with the idea of raising awareness around the pollution by any kind of plastic. #dailyoffice #maxmundo...

Away from the flashy seaside neighbourhoods, in the chapel of a local church in Villa El Salvador in Lima, local business Puriy teaches women the art of sewing baby shoes out of leather. #dailyoffice #maxmundo...

Founded by Peter and Janneke, FairMail is a social enterprise that produces fair trade photo products. It is located in the Peruvian coastal town of Huanchaco, just outside Trujillo. #s2m #dailyoffice #maxmundo...

Dutch - Venezuelan couple Tess and Antonio went through quite a decision process before finally deciding to settle (for now) in Lima, Peru. #S2M #365seats #maxmundo...

StarsCamp was founded a little less than 2 years ago by Rosario, Ana Luisa, and Liliana, in Lima's Lince district. StarsCamp is a community of innovative entrepreneurs who share a philosophy of collaboration to develop exciting new and sustainable businesses. #s2m #dailyoffice #maxmundo...

Lima-based X-runner brings reliable, safe, and sustainable sanitation to low-income urban households that do not have a toilet. By doing so, it creates cleaner, healthier habitats. #s2m #dailyoffice #maxmundo...

While in Lima, I was invited by the Centre of Leadership of the prestigious Universidad del Pacífico in the district of Jesús María, to join an information session for potential Peruvian B Corps. Or "Empresas B" as they are called in Spanish. #dailyoffice #maxmundo...

Right in the middle of Lima’s bohemian Barranco district, Comunal offers hip and modern co-working spaces, where entrepreneurs work side-by-side with other entrepreneurs. #s2m #dailyoffice #maxmundo...

Right next to the Panamericana Highway in Peru, 89.5 km south of Lima, the Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC) set up a huge billboard. A billboard that generates drinking water out of the humidity of the air. #s2m #dailyoffice #maxmundo...

Guayaki’s mission is to steward and restore 200,000 acres of South American Atlantic rainforest and create over 1,000 living wage jobs by 2020. These pictures show what reforestation looks like. #maxmundo #dailyoffice #s2m...

Ivana is the owner of Waktana, a tobacco and gift shop in San Salvador de Jujuy, the capital city of Argentina's Jujuy province. #s2m #dailyoffice #maxmundo...

Don Leo is a mechanical engineer from Tocopilla. Tocopilla is located at the coast in the north of Chile in a windy desert area. For almost 24 years, Don Leo worked at the Tocopilla coal power plant. #s2m #dailyoffice #maxmundo...

María José and her sister María Emilia are both primary school teachers in the city of Tucumán, Argentina. #s2m #dailyoffice #maxmundo...

Great news from New York, where the Social Good Guides have launched. Produced by the Social Innovators Collective, they are a series of 20 essential small-business guides created to support early stage social entrepreneurs, nonprofit founders and individuals working on social impact projects....