Korea | In action since 2007
In Korea, 1.7 million elderly people earn a meager living by collecting waste paper for recycling. Those who perform this work, however, are subjected to social stigma. Enactus students at Seoul National University created Cclim, a program that enables waste collectors to rent carts at no charge. The carts are financed with funding generated by advertising mounted on the sides. The vehicles are cleaner than those used previously, which helps to improve the image of the work. They also weigh less, which makes it easier for older workers to operate them effectively.
Impact(s): 111 waste-paper collectors equipped with new ad-carts, 1 refreshed industry
What’s next: To change the public’s perception of waste paper collectors.
This project advances these key Global Goals:
Lee Kyung Muk
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Our proudest moment of the past year:
Our project, Cclim getting media attention and being noticed by China and Singapore.
Biggest challenge from the past year:
Having to develop a new project.
Team described in one word:
A business administration major who plans to graduate in 2019, Youngwon found Enactus while she sought to learn more about running a business in a socially sustainable way. After one year as a team member, she now serves as Project Manager and the Enactus World Cup presentation coordinator. Her greatest accomplishment with the team is winning first place at the 2017 National Competition and heading on to London this year. “I want to meet the global leaders who value the role of entrepreneurship and solving global issues,” says Youngwon. “I would like to talk with them and get inspiration.”
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Yongwoo was looking for a meaningful experience during his college career. “I was attracted to the vision and actions of Enactus,” says Yongwoo, who joined in 2016. A business administration major who plans to graduate in 2019, he says his greatest Enactus accomplishment to date has been contributing to helping his team win their national competition. “I presented on stage,” he says. “I won’t forget the moments of National Competition forever, and I’m sure World Cup will be the same.” Yongwoo says he hopes to meet global business leaders and Enactus students from around the world and to be inspired by their passion and insight.
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