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Two Indian NGOs, Calcutta de la Rue a l'Ecole, and Tomorrow's Foundation, have received a grant from the Veolia Foundation that will enable them to install a mobile education unit on a bus which crisscrosses Calcutta every day.
The Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking intensifies fight against human trafficking through responsible media partnership with KBP
The Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) and the International Justice Mission (IJM) together with the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) conducted an Anti-Trafficking in Persons Conference for Media Practitioners entitled “Human Trafficking Beat: Combating Trafficking...
Shukla's husband was a rickshaw puller. He rented a rickshaw for 25 to 30 rupees per day and earned around 2,200 rupees per month. After learning about microfinance loans provided by Bandhan, a microfinance institution, Shukla approached them for a loan of 5,000 rupees which she received.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club sponsors the running costs of four Casa Famiglia houses run by the Hong Kong based NGO, Hong Fu, a charity that provides services and support for people with both physical and mental disabilities.
SELCO India is a Bangalore‐based social enterprise that makes solar lighting technology accessible to economically impoverished people in India.
The increased awareness of environmental impacts, the socio-economic implications of mining and a downturn in productivity, have highlighted the need for mining companies to adjust their business management process.
In 2005, Millennium Promise launched with a vision to end extreme poverty in our lifetime. As the leading international nonprofit organization solely committed to supporting the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, Millennium Promise believes that innovative partnerships and an...
The Microcredit Project in Indonesia, established by the Asian Development Bank and approved in 1994, focuses on microenterprise support, recognizing the potential of microenterprises to create jobs at low capital input costs and raise the income levels of the poor.
A leading wireless telephone services provider in the Philippines, Smart Communications, Inc. recognized that at least 8 million Filipinos work and live abroad—about a quarter of the domestic labour force. In 2005, Filipino workers overseas sent $10.7 billion in remittances, with at least as much...
Tourism is a rapidly growing industry throughout the world. It can contribute to poverty alleviation through creating new jobs and providing entrepreneurial opportunities for people from a variety of backgrounds, skills and experiences. Community-based tourism - a type of tourism that is owned and...