Corban Bryant served in the US Air Force for several years before making one of the biggest decisions of his life: to move his family to South Asia and pursue social enterprise.
A quote from Corban in Checkpoints Magazine this month: "We are a contract manufacturer that makes garments for export to designers in the US and Europe. We also create training and job opportunities for survivors of exploitation. Many of our employees are men and women who have suffered under human trafficking, bonded labor or discrimination due to disease, caste or religion. We believe social business creates sustainable ways to address real issues. It's not charity, it's real jobs that empower people to a fresh start and a changed life. "
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What do you think of when you hear the term "social business" or "social responsibility?" I think Corban defined it best: running a business with PEOPLE in mind. Purnaa is taking a stand, in an area of the world overrun with corruption and discrimination, for human rights and EMPOWERING WOMEN.