Social Entrepreneurship uses of the techniques employed by start-up companies, to fund and implement solutions to social, cultural, economic or environmental issues. Use this page to learn more about social businesses in Cincinnati.

Venice on Vine pizza shop, Over-the-Rhine — a pizza shop and catering business founded to provide job and life skills training and more. For more information, go to www.powerinspiresprogress.com.

It’s Only Fair, Covington, KY, was founded to help victims of human trafficking by a Cincinnati woman and her daughter. Thirty percent of the items in her shop are made by survivors of sexual slavery. Go to www.facebook.com/It’sOnlyFair. to learn more.

Stop Traffick Fashion is a Cincinnati-based web business selling fashion apparel made by survivors of human trafficking. To shop, go to stoptraffickfashion.com .

Ten Thousand Villages, O’Bryonville, is a fair trade retailer helping to support 130 artisan groups in 38 countries. For details, go to www.tenthousandvillages.com/cincinnati.

Tala’s Distant Treasures, Newport, KY, is a fair trade retailer which seeks to support artisans through fair trade principles in the sale of home decor and fashion items. See talasdistanttreasures.com.

Waterfields, Llc., Lower Price Hill, a social business growing microgreens to supply to restaurants and local institutions, founded to create employment opportunities. See http://waterfieldsllc.com/.

Maumee World Traders, a fair trade social business with a retail location at Findlay Market, Over-the-Rhine. For more, go to http://www.maumeeworldtraders.com/.

The Point Laundry, Dayton, KY, a social business created to provide employment for disabled persons; and The Point Commercial Cleaning, Covington, KY, another social business employing the disabled. Both are projects of The Point/Arc of Northern Kentucky. For details, go to http://thepointarc.org/.

Moriah Pie at the Speckled Bird Cafe, Norwood, Friday evening pay-what-you-can pizza cafe opened as social businesses, with ingredients from various gardens in the Vineyard Church intentional community. . For more, check out https://www.facebook.com/pages/Speckled-Bird-Cafe/12812712331.

Cincinnati Computer Co-op, a volunteer-run non-profit that takes donations of old computers, refurbishes them and sends them to schools in low-income neighborhoods which need computers for their students. For details, go to http://cincinnaticomputercooperative.org/.

MoBo Bike Co-op, Northside, a group of bike enthusiasts who share tools and advice on bike repair and maintenance. For details, go to http://mobobicyclecoop.org/.