Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 18:30 to 20:45

Social entrepreneurship - going out on a limb

You are warmly invited to a Stories of Trust event on Social Entrepreneurship.

Merel Rumping is the founder and team leader of LegBank, a social enterprise which aims to increase access to affordable, qualitative prostheses for low-income amputees, particularly in emerging economies. Launched in 2014, LegBank is conducting trials in Colombia, thanks to Merel’s previous experience of living and working there, where she learnt about the problems that amputees face in accessing prosthetics.

Some 30 million people around the world have suffered amputations due to land mines, vehicle accidents and other causes. Provision for amputees in rural areas is particularly lacking. Fluent in Spanish, Merel understands Latin American culture, essential for LegBank’s success. In 2017 she was the alumnus of the year from her university in the Netherlands. She has been a regular participant in IofC’s business and economy forums in Caux, Switzerland. She is also a popular singer of Portuguese fado music with her band, Palpita.

When: 20 February, 6.30pm refreshments | 7pm start | 8.45 pm close

Where: 24 Greencoat Place, London SW1P 1RD

RSVP: Email | 020 7798 6000 |

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