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Extending women enterpreneurship in India

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To reach populations in remote areas, Hindustan Unilever has recruited and trained women in rural areas to act as direct sales operators. This led to the creation of Project Shakti in India which is now being extended to other countries as well.

Fighting poverty through micro-credit

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Mr Wolfonsohn said micro-finance had made a powerful impact on improving poor people's livelihood and was crucial in reducing poverty in poor countries.

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.

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.

BNP Paribas Assurance expands gender equality initiatives in partnership with NGO Aide et Action

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BNP Paribas Assurance has signed a three year partnership with the NGO Aide et Action, which promotes access to quality education for all in the 21 countries where it is present.

Business-NGO partnership channels football shirts to children in South Africa

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In 2008, World Emergency Relief UK (WER) set up an exciting partnership with Johnstone's Paint Trophy to raise funds and collect football shirts to send to football-loving youngsters in the deprived Paarl East Region of South Africa. The campaign, named 'One Common Goal', was launched by former...

Body Shop partners with Women's Aid to prevent domestic violence

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Women’s Aid have been working in partnership with The Body Shop since 2004, as part of their long-running ‘Stop Violence in the Home’ Campaign. The Campaign aims to raise funds to develop projects that tackle the problem of domestic violence, and promote awareness of the issue amongst Body Shop...

IHOP restaurants helping children one breakfast at a time

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On National Pancake Day, IHOP restaurants across Oklahoma have been providing a free short stack of pancakes to customers in return for donations to raise money in support of the international non-profit organization, Feed The Children.

"Women Can and Do" Campaign launched in collaboration of ExxonMobil, Diane von Furstenberg and Vital Voices

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Designer Diane von Furstenberg, ExxonMobil Foundation and Vital Voices Global Partnership, an international non-profit organization dedicated to women's leadership, celebrated the 2008 International Women's Day with the launch of "Women Can and Do", a campaign to empower women to become leaders in...

HSBC Amanah partners with Islamic Relief to offer microfinance in Pakistan

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HSBC Amanah, the global Islamic banking division of HSBC group, has entered into a partnership with Islamic Relief, a major international relief and development charity, to offer a pilot Islamic microfinance scheme in Pakistan.