The stories of 20 social entrepreneurs are covered in the book "I have a dream" by Rashmi Bansal. She profiles each entrepreneur, his or her life as well as the ups and downs of their business. Of particular interest is the story of Desicrew a rural BPO in which "work from home" is discussed. It is said that it will not work as people are not disciplined and do not have enough exposure or infrastructure. Desicrew does work outsourced from other clients, so delivery deadlines are important.
If you have your own monetization methods, deadlines can be very flexible.
Other interesting stories are those of Akanksha, Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), Pipal Tree and Mirakle Couriers
This book offers a glimpse of the various opportunities for social entrepeneurship available in India today.
Book: I have a dream by Rashmi Bansal
Pages : 337
Publisher : Westland