Developing Social Enterprises:
CIDANZ is a community-led development agency fostering cooperative start-ups and collective thinking. We facilitate social, cultural and economic development by working with individuals and families in our Pacific communities to participate in enterprise initiatives that generate financial wellbeing. We are working with 24 local start-up business families, it is a model for driving regional and national sustainable development. We achieve this through providing a collective of five social enterprise start-up programmes (oneBASKET, oneBODY, oneHERITAGE, and oneMARKET). These enterprise programmes enable self-reliance through enterprise ownership that helps people express their cultural knowledge, skills through products and services that they make with passion and pride.
Our main goal is to enable people to be self-reliance through entrepreneurship, expressing their cultural knowledge, skills and abilities through products and services made with pride and passion, locally.
Therefore, we are 100% community driven, and YES the financial return is important to keep us going and achieving what really matters: the positive social change that local businesses can create.