About Us

What is a social enterprise?

A social enterprise is a social mission driven organisation which applies market-based strategies to achieve a social purpose.

Social enterprises facilitate the inclusion of disadvantaged persons and are distinctive because their social purpose remains central to their operations.

Rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit, any surplus that is generated by the activities of a social enterprise is reinvested for a specific purpose that is related to the mission of the enterprise.


EMPOWER is an initiative of a group of Maltese business people who wanted to create employment opportunites for people with disability who want to access the labour market.

The cooperative was set up in January 2011 aiming to ;

provide efficient and viable services to Maltese society in return for payment, provided that the provision of the labour force and service is to be undertaken by persons with disability and/or persons included under other vulnerable groups. Any such endeavours are to be  under remunerative conditions for such persons and in such a manner that the services provided by them will contribute to their integration within society and to assist such persons in reaching their fullest potential and achieving greater levels of inclusion

Another aim of the cooperative is to participate in the formulation of legislation that facilitates the full and active inclusion of people with a disability in the labour market.

Our teams

  • Playmobil

The team at Playmobil is made up of eight people who are supported on site by a member of staff. Their work consists of sorting of plastic and rubber runners that are then recycled. The team is also entrusted with various assembly tasks as well as the folding of brochures that are provided with boxed toys.

The team benefits from full inclusion within the factory floor and works hand in hand with other company personnel.

  • MSV Life

EMPOWER’s team at MSV Life employs fourteen people on part time basis who are supported on site by two members of staff. These employees are contributing in various departments doing filing work, scanning, data inputting and mail shots amongst others.

The team is entrusted with the responsibility of manning the filing room and logging all files that are used by the company’s employees.

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