History

 

Sanghata founder, Sabiha Malik’s uniquely innovative concept has made Sanghata’s Frontier Market Scouts (FMS) the first program of its kind in the global social impact sector. 

In October 2009, Sabiha Malik completed development of her innovative concept to advance social enterprise development in low-income areas worldwide by educating business professionals to provide high-level business assistance to entrepreneurs, and due diligence to impact investors.

One year later, Sanghata founded the Frontier Market Scouts (FMS), and invited Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) to become its first educational associate for the FMS pilot program and Dr. Yuwei Shi to become its director at MIIS. 

In January 2012, Sanghata helped fund the establishment of Village Capital thus becoming its Global Founding partner, and Village Capital took off by taking charge of placing Frontier Market Scouts around the world with impact investment firms. 

Sanghata helped establish Village Capital to test the impact of its FMS Fellowship Field Program and of our innovative investment model, designed to benefit both the emerging and established markets.

In 2015 the FMS program become the foundation for the newly created Center for Social Impact Learning (CSIL) at MIIS.

Since its launch in 2011, Sanghata's FMS has become an award-winning certificate training and fellowship program, partnering with over 400 social-impact organizations that serve 31 countries across 5 continents. The FMS Fellows have created 100+ social enterprises around the world.

 

Impact

Since its launch in 2011, Sanghata's FMS has become an award-winning certificate training and fellowship program, partnering with over 400 social-impact organizations that serve 31 countries across 5 continents. The FMS Fellows have created 100+ social enterprises around the world.