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NGO to assist Nigerian government towards alleviation of poverty through micro-credit

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The Growing Businesses Foundation (GBF, a Nigerian NGO), has announced its intention to contribute to the Federal Government's fight towards the alleviation of poverty in Nigeria by providing access to micro credit facilities at the grass roots and to small scale entrepreneurs.

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FLO and ARM launch Fairtrade and Fairmined Gold Standards

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The Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO) and the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) have developed the first ever third party independent certification for gold to bring about social, environmental and economic development in artisanal and small-scale mining communities.

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Micro-credit project for Darfur refugees

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The Pilot Light Foundation, an organisation that creates and supports small projects in Africa that have the potential to significantly improve the quality of life for impoverished Africans in non urban areas, and the Sudan Self Help Foundation, an NGO that supports projects aimed at promoting...

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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.

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From pastry seller to kiosk owner: a micro-credit success story in Ghana

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Sinapi Aba Trust is an autonomous private non-governmental organization registered in 1994 as a company limited by guarantee. SAT provides microfinance services to entrepreneurs in small and micro enterprises in Ghana.

Business Innovation Facility

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The Business Innovation Facility is a three-year pilot programme running from July 2010 to June 2013, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and managed by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and it's Alliance Partners. The work is delivered by a network of Country Teams supported...

Fairtrade Africa

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Fairtrade Africa is the independent non-profit umbrella organisation representing all Fairtrade certified producers in Africa. Fairtrade Africa is a member of Fairtrade International (FLO) which unites three producer networks (Fairtrade Africa; CLAC – Latin America and the Caribbean; and NAP –...

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In partnership with Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), Sanofi-aventis has developed ASAQ, the first once-a-day fixed-dose antimalarial combination drug.

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In April 2005, Sanofi-aventis signed an agreement with Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) to develop a new medicine against malaria, in response to a call from the World Health Organization (WHO) for malaria be treated by drug combinations to combat resistance.

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Grameen Danone creates a social dairy business enterprise in Bangladesh

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Grameen Danone Foods, popularly known as "Grameen Danone" is a social business enterprise which, launched in 2006, has been designed to provide children with many of the key nutrients that are typically missing from their diet in rural Bangladesh.

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Unilever commits to purchase all of its tea from sustainable and ethical sources

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Since 1999, the Unilever Corporation, a Europe-based international conglomerate, has been executing a pilot program on its tea estates in Kericho, Kenya. The program is part of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform, a food industry initiative to actively support the development of...