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Cafédirect

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Cafédirect is a UK-based alternative trading organisation. It is currently one of the largest Fairtrade hot drinks companies in the world. As well as coffee, Cafédirect has a hot beverage range that includes 100% Fairtrade tea and hot chocolate. Cafédirect works with over 260,000 coffee, tea,...

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)- Italy

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FAO was founded in 1945 with a mandate to raise levels of nutrition and standards of living, to improve agricultural productivity, and to better the condition of rural populations. Today, FAO is one of the largest specialised agencies in the United Nations system and the lead agency for...

CARE International - Nepal

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CARE is one of the world's largest private international humanitarian organisations, committed to helping families in poor communities improve their lives and achieve lasting victories over poverty. CARE began its work in Nepal in 1978. It implements a range of activities to enable poor and...

Institute of Cultural Affairs

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The institute aims at facilitating competent institutional skills for members of the Community Development Associations in order to enhance the long-term sustainability of the CDA programme activities. They are providing training programmes and guidance in project implementation in the following...

Cards from Africa

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Cards from Africa is a company that markets greetings cards made by a needy Rwandan community to shops around the world. Since its beginnings in September 2004, the company has been operating on a fair-trade basis, and now provides a steady income for 40 young Rwandans. Cards for Africa also...

Opportunity International Australia

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We exist to provide opportunities for people living in poverty to transform their lives. With over 40 years' experience in microfinance and support services, we use a business approach to solve poverty. Rather than a hand-out, we provide our clients with a loan as small as $100 (known as...

The Skoll Foundation

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The Skoll Foundation is a social entrepreneurship organisation that aims to drive large-scale change by investing in, connecting and celebrating social entrepreneurs and other innovators dedicated to solving the world’s most pressing problems. Social entrepreneurs are proven leaders whose...

UP Micro-Loans

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UP(= Unlimiting People) is a small German NGO/charity group that funds and monitors micro-loans (or micro-loan projects). Micro loans are small loans, usually starting around US$ 50 with low or no interest rates. The recipients are mostly women, single parents and families in poor and developing...

Fair Trade Group Nepal

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The Fair Trade Group Nepal (FTG Nepal) is a consortium of fair trading organisations that work together to improve the socio-economic status of underprivileged and marginalised producers in Nepal.

Heifer Project International (HPI)

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Heifer was founded on a simple belief: ending hunger begins with giving people the means to feed themselves. Heifer International combats hunger, alleviates poverty, and restores the environment by providing appropriate livestock, training, and related services to small-scale farmers worldwide....