Definition and models of social enterprise in Peru

María Angela Prialé, Susy Caballero

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This chapter provides a definition which based on a historical review of the roots of Peruvian Social Enterprises (SE). Some opinion leaders believe that, to deal with such a complex issue, deeper involvement is required from both the state and other social agents, specifically private enterprises and civil society. The chapter presents four SE models; they capture the variety and complexity of the social-enterprise field in terms of activities and of legal forms adopted by social entrepreneurs in the absence of a specific legal framework. These models are: the non-profit SE; the social cooperative; the social business; and the non-profit/social-business partnership. The organisational types that were promoted were mainly agricultural cooperatives of production, agricultural societies of social interest, industrial communities and socially owned enterprises. Non-profit organisations focused on strengthening community-based organisations’ capacities for popular education, social awareness and reporting the political situation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial enterprise in Latin America
EditorsLuiz Inácio Gaiger, Marthe Nyssens, Fernanda Wanderley
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-429-05516-4
StatePublished - 7 Jun 2019


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