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What we do

E+O incubates, integrates and supports market-transforming initiatives that enrich the lives and livelihoods of hardworking families in the developing world.

Our approach

True to our name, E+O believes in providing equal access to opportunities for hardworking people everywhere. The need is vast, so we only develop and support ventures that are commercial and scalable.

Incubate Incubate

We take ideas and develop them to the point where they can survive, thrive, and transform the market. Our first initiative, in income-generating housing, is now being commercialized by

Integrate Integrate

Our holistic approach seeks maximum impact through integrated solutions. (For example, we do more than just build houses: we provide access to housing finance, workshops on running a home-based business, and bundle the product with a water catchment and filtration system.)

Support Support

E+O is proud to collaborate with and provide financial and logistical support for other organizations aligned with our mission.

Latest news

A house in two days. Income doubled.

A house in two days. Income doubled.

Mr Jung Bahadur Ray is a 60-year-old widower, cook, and father of seven who lives near our Indian manufacturing facility in Namsai, Arunachal Pradesh. Before we built him one of our live/work spaces, he and his eldest son were the only members of the household working. In June 2014, they earned just $212 per month […]

Notes from the field: Our “Mompreneurs”

Notes from the field: Our “Mompreneurs”

Thanks to support from the Procter & Gamble Alumni Foundation, E+O is able to provide three young women who are motivated to run a home-based business with a safe, sustainable place to work, live, and make money—and business skills training to boot. The Daily Essentials Kiosk Project Under this pilot project, E+O partnered with our manufacturing partner in northeast India […]

Why we do this work: statistics and research

Why we do this work: statistics and research

E+O’s holistic approach to incubating scalable initiatives is grounded in our own market research, as well as the excellent research done by other mission-aligned organizations in the fields of housing, healthcare and skill-building.           Housing About 1.6 billion of the world’s people live in substandard housing, often without access to clean water […]

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