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Extending women enterpreneurship in India

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To reach populations in remote areas, Hindustan Unilever has recruited and trained women in rural areas to act as direct sales operators. This led to the creation of Project Shakti in India which is now being extended to other countries as well.

Southern Water supports WaterAid in a variety of ways

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Southern Water, its employees and customers have supported WaterAid since 1981, promoting WaterAid through organising and taking part in fundraising events and making donations.

Through an initiative of ASGN, micro-credit and tourism save giraffes in Niger

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ASGN (the Association to Safeguard the Giraffes of Niger) used grants from the Wildlife Protection Foundation in the UK and from the Zoo de Doue in France to set up a successful micro-credit scheme.

Timberland partners with Big City Mountaineers to provide wilderness experiences

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Timberland partners with Big City Mountaineers (BCM), an organization uniting volunteer mentors with urban youth for life-changing outdoor journeys.

Timberland mentors youth through City Year

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Since 1988, Timberland is a founding sponsor of the not-for-profit organisation City Year, making it the first youth service corps launched entirely through private sector support.

Timberland mentors youth in France through Unis-Cite

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As the longstanding partner of Unis-Cité since its inception in 1995, Timberland France has supported many activities such as supporting projects, organization of an art sale for the association and so on.

Seventh Generation and WAGES partner to form a cooperative in San Francisco

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Seventh Generation, an American company that distributes household and personal care products, has partnered with Women’s Action to Gain Economic Security (WAGES) to launch a new worker-owned residential green cleaning cooperative in San Francisco.

Uganda : Project Hope and Hard Work

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The importance of microcredit in Uganda has soared in the recent decade and the instrument is now seen as one of the most effective tools to tackle poverty in the country.

The Guardian supports a village in Uganda

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The Guardian Newspaper has partnered with Amref to support Katine, a village in Uganda, for three years. Donations from Guardian readers were matched by the newspapers to support a range of projects identified by the villagers themselves.

In collaboration with NGOs, Spanish Bank Group, BBVA, set up a corporate volunteering plan

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The BBVA's corporate volunteering plan, Voluntarios BBVA, was set up in May 2007 to meet the need for volunteers to promote new initiatives and build a framework for activities in this area.