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Soap making project for women in Mali


We are trying to help a women's association in the rural commune of Massigui to manufacture solid and liquid soap. This organisation, Association Zerekoro Benkadi, is a union of women who are engaged in the fight against poverty. To help them do this, they want to implement a project for the...

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Sanitation project for village girls in Andhra Pradesh, India


The Love and Care Charitable Mission is a faith-based Indian NGO based in Andra Pradesh that provides care for deprived women and children, many of whom are picked up from railway stations, bus shelters or the streets. The organisation provides food, clothing and shelter. We focus on tribal...

Development and Education Programme for Daughters and Communities Centre in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (DEPDC/GMS)


The Development and Education Programme for Daughters and Communities Centre in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (DEPDC/GMS) is a community-based organisation offering education and full-time accommodation for children to prevent them from being trafficked into the sex industry or other exploitative...

Scottish Women's Aid


Scottish Women's Aid is one of the lead organisation in Scotland working towards the prevention of domestic abuse. We play a vital role campaigning and lobbying for effective responses to domestic abuse. An important aspect of our work is ensuring that women and children with experience of...

Kumtem Area Development Union


The Kumtem Development Union is a Cameroonian NGO that aims to initiate and carry out development projects for the village of Kumtem. It has so far succeeded in building a community school which was later handed over to the government, and has constructed a pipe-borne water system for the village.

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The Centre for Self-Help Development: A Nepalese Microfinance Success Story


Microfinance programs are helping reduce both urban and rural poverty across Nepal in what amounts to a micro-finance revolution.

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Microcredit : a success-story from Nepal


Mahila Sahayogi Sahakari Sanstha (MSSS), a micro-credit provider in Nepal help the women in the country earn money by providing micro credit loans. The employees of the micro-finance institution come to their doorsteps to provide them credit and the borrowers do not have to offer their property as...

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Construction of a water tank in Kumtem Village, Cameroon


The Kumtem Village water system, constructed mainly by villagers, who supplied the labour by digging the trenches for the pipes manually, is rapidly falling into a derelict state. This situation is compounded by the problem of indiscriminate planting of eucalyptus trees around the catchment area....

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Using Microcredit Loans to Help to Lift the Poor Out of Poverty


Many institutions around the world are turning to microfinance both as a strategy to help lift the poor out of the poverty trap and to make a decent return on investment.

International Federation of Women Lawyers


FIDA is an international Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in consultative status with the economic and social council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). Organised in 1944 at Mexico City, the group was originally known officially by its Spanish name, Federacion Internacional de Abogadas. Its mission...