Social Entrepreneurship

In addition to providing a safe workplace and training place, Vialisa’s social entrepreneurship branch aims to help the organization make two branches of its work more financially independent.

Benglish Crafts

Benglish Crafts was Vialisa’s first company and produces to order as well as its own collection of functional, handy and fun items for the home, such as flags, baskets, and yoga mat bags, as well as decorations such as labels and goody bags. Benglish Crafts is run entirely by local staff and students; they are therefore expected to track stock, finance, and source materials themselves.

The intention is that this will be done independently in the long term and that Benglish Crafts will run entirely on its own income. Currently, in addition to the students, there is an alumnus employed by Benglish Crafts who has been promoted to supervisor and helps train the students.

Vialisa has the ambition to eventually open an NGO shop, where various NGOs can sell their products. This idea arose because several NGOs sell some nice products, but individually not enough to set up a shop for. As a result, it is sold here and there, but it is difficult for consumers to find the products. A shop for NGOs makes it easier for consumers and producers to find each other. However, setting up a shop is still difficult because there is a lot of competition between the various NGOs.

Emilia Vegetable Garden

It is difficult to obtain a healthy, varied diet in the slums. Most vegetables brought into the slum from outside are the last remaining on the market and are therefore often of very low quality. In addition, there is limited awareness about the importance of a healthy diet and eating enough fruit and vegetables. With its vegetable garden Vialisa tries to provide a workplace for young people that also contributes to the community.

The money earned from selling vegetables goes back to the students. It is the intention that Vialisa will at least recoup part of the costs. In addition, Vialisa wants to stimulate home production of vegetables, which can help reduce household costs.

The Netherlands

Bank account: ING Bank

IBAN: NL95INGB0009552228

Swift / Bic code: INGBNL2A


RSIN / ANBI nummer: 8120.95.261

K.v.K (in Venlo): 12050567

Stationsweg 100

1702 AJ Heerhugowaard

The Netherlands



Road 23/b, house 1, Apt A4

Gulshan 1, Dhaka - 1212

Education Centre

Korail Bou Bazaar Slum Area

Unit-Kha, House 152

Ward 19, Ershad School mud field


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© Vialisa / 2021