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Africa Now

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Africa Now assists farmers and small businesses by proving links to bank loans and training in new technologies. Additionally, Africa Now aids producers in expanding distribution into new markets and provides an auditing service for companies that wish to ensure that their business activities are...

Small Enterprise Education and Promotion Network (SEEP)

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Small Enterprise Education and Promotion Network (SEEP) is a network of North American organisations operating micro and small enterprise projects in the developing world. SEEP runs three programs to serve members, develop networks and increase learning: Development Services (IDS), Network...

PlaNet Finance

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PlaNet Finance is an international non-governmental organisation dedicated to the development of microfinance worldwide. Over the past ten years and thanks to its dynamism and growing international network, PlaNet Finance has been working at providing people with the means to build their own...

Women's Opportunity Network (WON)

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Women's Opportunity Network, a sub-section of Opportunity International, focuses its resources primarily upon providing microfinance services to women in underdeveloped areas. The organisation operates through local partner organisations to provide microcredit - small loans, training and counsel,...

Small & Medium Enterprise Developers (SMED)

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Small&Medium Enterprise Developers (SMED) is committed to the development of Small&Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Sri Lanka. SMEs can obtain the latest global information on business, finance, competition or on any other economic indicator through the SMED website. The site aims to be a common ground...

Integra Foundation

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The Integra Venture is a network of community economic agencies in Central and Eastern Europe. They offer practical and professional help for entrepreneurs to start and grow their business. They provide finance and entrepreneurial training to help the poor climb out of poverty. They also promote...

World Vision - Peru

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World Vision - Peru, part of World Vision International, concentrates its efforts on working with children, the provision of humanitarian relief and promotion of justice for the poor. Core programmes include health and nutrition, pre-school and primary education, advocacy for child protection and...

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Accelerating Progress towards the MDGs; Delivering Results: Moving towards Scale

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Accelerating Progress towards the MDGS and Delivering Results: Moving towards Scale is a report on an inclusive business dialogue held on September 21st 2010 during the UN Summit on the MDGs.

One Acre Fund

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One Acre Fund is a nonprofit organisation started in January 2006 with the goal of completely rethinking how to solve the chronic hunger problem in Africa. The organisation believes that food aid is at best a temporary solution, and instead has put together a permanent investment package for...

Fairtrade Foundation

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The Fairtrade Foundation is the independent non-profit organisation that licenses use of the FAIRTRADE Mark on products in the UK in accordance with internationally agreed Fairtrade standards. The Foundation was established in 1992 by CAFOD, Christian Aid, Oxfam, Traidcraft and the World...