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Lilial and Disability Dreams and Freedom cooperate to send aid to Morocco


The French NGO Handicap, Rêve, et Liberté (Disability, Dreams and Freedom) has been assisting people with disabilities in Morocco since 2005, by sending equipment for the use of people with disabilities, setting up workshops to repair the equipment, and by training health workers and people with...

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Women on the West Bank fight poverty with enterprise


A few short years after the war in Gaza, women in the West Bank are overcoming poverty by running their own co-operatives. With training, marketing assistance, and funding from several aid agencies, the women have been able to set up their own small businesses.

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ADAPT provides good quality green homes in Egypt

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As a result of neglecting construction codes in informal areas more than half of Egypt’s housing stock has been built without monitoring or assistance. Un-planned housing and public spaces have left a mark on the country’s architecture, infrastructure and environmental sustainability, creating a...

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A Micro Credit success story in Tunisia


Faced with the constant flow of new job seekers, the Tunisian government created, in late 1997, the Tunisian Solidarity Bank (BTS). BTS is a microfinance institution established by Tunisian President Ben to finance private micro-projects in Tunisia.

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Companies in Oregon and the West Bank strike a fair trade deal


How did a furniture manufacturing business headquartered in Portland connect with an olive oil producer in the West Bank? Through a shared commitment to fair trade — to creating healthy, sustainable employment opportunities in areas of economic hardship.

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Siemens helps to create a portable water filtration unit


Natural disasters often affect water infrastructure leading to contaminated drinking water and outbreaks of water born disease. As a part of their Siemens Caring Hands programme Siemens collaborated with SkyJuice Foundation to create SkyHydrant a portable water filtration unit.

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ALEB provides technical assistance for Egyptian food processing companies


ALEB (Agricultural-Led Export Businesses), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is a central component of the Growth through Globalization strategy supporting Egypt's private sector.

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Veolia Foundation assists Moroccan children with disabilities to attend school with their peers


The Veolia Foundation, a French environmental organization, has provided financial assistance to Pinocchio, a Moroccan NGO, to assist the integration of children with physical and other disabilities into mainstream education.

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Mercy Malaysia trains PETRONAS employees in disaster response


PETRONAS, the multinational petroleum corporation, has partnered with Mercy Malaysia to develop a structured volunteer programme known as the PETRONAS volunteer opportunity programme (PVOP).

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Micro Credit or Dignity Funds in Tunisia


ENDA helped Mohsen, a young man in Tunisia, to start his business though micro-credit. ENDA was founded as a multi-sectoral development microfinance institution focusing on environment, health, education, and youth activities in Tunisia.