|Kovin Naidoo, ICEE founder|
Deutsche Welle presents the profile of a South African social entrepreneur, Kovin Naidoo. He earns a living for himself and many others by providing prescription eyewear and eye care services at an affordable rate. The business model that Naidoo operates, the International Centers of Eye Care Education (ICEE), is to be celebrated, as it creates employment and allows for replication, so that many eye clinics are opened and part-subsidized by the government to help fill the gap between the high need for eye care services and the shortage of clinics with affordable solutions.
Naidoo currently heads the ICEE. In 2010 his great work was recognized, as the Schwab Foundation named him as its social entrepreneur in Africa. To view their profile for Naidoo, click here. Naidoo is also an Ashoka fellow. To view his Ashoka fellow profile, click here. Congratulations to this accomplished social entrepreneur.
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