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World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

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World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a CEO-led, global association of some 200 companies dealing exclusively with business and sustainable development. The Council provides a platform for companies to explore sustainable development, share knowledge, experiences and best...

MicroPlace

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MicroPlace is a social business owned by eBay. It is currently the only website that enables everyday people to make investments in the microfinance industry. The microfinance institutions then microcredit small loans - available to the poor which allow them to start a business and work their ways...

MYC4

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MYC4 is an online marketplace that connects people from all over the world – just like you and me – with African entrepreneurs, who lack capital to develop their businesses. With the Internet as infrastructure, MYC4 bridges the gap between people with needs and people with means. Investors who...

OptINnow

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At OptINnow, supporters can look through client profiles and select an entrepreneur they wish to fund. The loans goes directly to the impoverished individuals these supporters designate, helping them to build retail, manufacturing, farming, or other businesses that support their families. When...

ACCION

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ACCION International is a non-profit that fights poverty through micro lending. It provides microcredit and training to micro enterprise entrepreneurs. ACCION also offers an internship programme that provides an opportunity to learn about microenterprise development.

Gemkit Enterprises Limited

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Gemkit Enterprises Ltd was established in 1996 as a gemstone mining and exporting company. It has now moved into jewellery manufacturing in order to retain value in Kenya to benefit small scale miners and promote Kenyan designers. Gemkit Enterprises is involved in sapphire mining in the Dusi...

Malindi Handcraft Co-operative Society

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The Malindi Handcraft Co-operative Society was registered in 1986 under the Kenya Co-operative Act with a beginning membership of 30 highly skilled woodcarver artisans. The primary aim of the formation of the co-operative was to give the power of business ownership back to the people, in this case...

World Wide Village, Inc.

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World Wide Village, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organisation whose mission is to transform impoverished communities mainly by providing Christian education, health care, nutrition and micro enterprise opportunities to children and families. Their current geographical focus is in Haiti.

Change thru Empowerment (CE)

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Change thru Empowerment (CE) is a registered Pakistan based NGO embarking upon enabling the people to struggle for their rights and promote a society where individuals' identity is just "Humanity" and they live together with respect for diversity and dignity. Currently, we are working in...

Helps International (HINT)

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Helps International (HINT) is a Cameroonian NGO that aims to improve the social and economic well-being and health of the poor and under privileged through education, skill development and job creation. The organisation runs a small micro-finance scheme for women and an HIV/AIDS awareness and...