Cyclone Belal's Impact on Mauritius

In the wake of Cyclone Belal, Mauritius faces a harsh reality, exposing pressing issues that demand immediate attention. How can Social Enterprises, equipped with a mission to address environmental, social, and economic concerns, offer a roadmap for positive change? Read our latest blog article to discover how we can all join forces for the creation of a more resilient and sustainable Mauritius.

From the pollution thrown back at us by the ocean to the destructive floods that affected many, particularly those already struggling with precarious living conditions, these challenges require swift intervention.


Precarious Living Conditions

Beyond the environmental impact, Cyclone Belal has shed light on the plight of those living in precarious conditions. Families who have lost everything are struggling to rebuild their lives amidst the wreckage. This underscores the need for robust social programs and support systems to uplift and empower the most vulnerable members of our community. 

NGOs all over the island, supported by the community, are working relentlessly to provide shelter, food, clothes, and everything they can, from mattresses to pots and pans. However, if these efforts are akin to putting a plaster over a wound, they won’t solve the problem in the long run.

Social enterprises, driven by a holistic approach to social welfare, can play a pivotal role in providing innovative solutions to alleviate these hardships. From housing initiatives to community support programs, social entrepreneurs can create positive impact models that extend a helping hand to the most vulnerable members of our society.


Pollution and Plastic Overload

Cyclone Belal has laid bare a chronic issue – the alarming levels of pollution and plastic inundating our shores. The distressing sight of our beautiful beaches and iconic places like the Caudan Waterfront overwhelmed with plastic debris serves as a stark reminder that our current approach to waste management and environmental conservation is falling short. 

Embracing sustainable practices in waste management becomes not just an option but a necessity for the well-being of our island. 

Social enterprises, with their commitment to environmental stewardship, can pioneer initiatives to combat plastic pollution, promote responsible waste management, and foster a cleaner, greener Mauritius.


Social Entrepreneurship: A Path to Solutions

Cyclone Belal has served as a wake-up call for Mauritius, urging us to reevaluate and address the deep-rooted issues that persist on our island. It’s a call to action for all social entrepreneurs to find innovative solutions that can uplift our communities and preserve our precious environment.

Social Entrepreneurs can drive positive change. In the face of these challenges, Trampoline stands as a crucial ally for social entrepreneurs aiming to make a positive impact. Offering guidance, resources, and a collaborative community, we empower social enterprises to develop and thrive. 

By fostering an ecosystem that supports innovation and sustainable business models, as a collective force, we can propel Mauritius towards a resilient, sustainable, and socially conscious future. Discover our programmes and let’s join forces to build a more resilient and resourceful nation! 

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