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General Electric Company brings business know-how to Girls Inc. Dallas


The General Electric Company's (GE) partnership with Girls Inc. Dallas has provided Girls Inc. Dallas with both financial support and with volunteers to help the NGO improve its delivery of services.

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Mai Vietnamese Handicrafts: Crafting a Brighter Tomorrow for Disavantaged Women and Minorities in Vietnam


Mai Vietnamese Handicrafts (MVH) is a small and successful business, founded in 1990 by two passionate and energetic women. Building on the belief that social development is intricately tied to economic self‐reliance, Mai Vietnamese Handicrafts reaches out to artisans in underdeveloped areas and...

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Turkish Trailblazer: Boosting Rural Areas through Business Investment


This is a study about a female entrepreneur in Turkey who achieved business success by breaking from the conventional practices preferred by others in her industry and investing in poorer parts of Turkey. Clothing, the industry in which the entrepreneur is operating, is one of the Turkish economy’s...

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Multinational Corporations fund Hathay Bunano Proshikshan Society (HBPS), an NGO trying to promote the emploment of women in Bangladesh


While many NGOs in Bangladesh try to generate employment for the poor through microcredit, Hathay Bunano Proshikhan Samity (HBPS) chose to provide direct employment opportunities for poor women in rural areas, with special preference given to disadvantaged groups. Since 2005, the company produces...

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Measuring the impact of Nestlé’s innovative distribution model for nutritional food in Peru


In the context of the WBCSD-SNV Alliance for Inclusive Business, SNV has helped Nestlé Peru develop a new distribution model aimed at reaching new markets while providing a livelihood for women entrepreneurs and improving the health and wellbeing of families in urban areas in Lima.

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Computer skills training project for children in West Bengal


As part of our mission "Unlock Child's Potential", Suri Natun Juger Pratyasha establishes and manages programmes in care, protection, and development of children in difficult circumstances (orphans and destitute children, children from broken homes; trafficked and abused children; street children...

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Vocational Training Project for Women in Mali


Women constitute 51.2% of the population of Mali, but despite this, they are marginalized in the development process and they are victims in regard to governmental decisions, in particular in regard to wages. AFDB has been involved in the struggle for the promotion of women since 2010, in...

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Home Schooling Project for Girls with physical disabilities in Pakistan


The Society for Disabled Women has been running an Inclusive School for poor, orphan and disabled children in Duadnagar Faisalabad district in Pakistan since March 2008. Physically disabled children have environmental and physical barriers which prevent access to mainstream schools. There are...

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ADAPT provides good quality green homes in Egypt


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...

Association des Femmes Entreprenantes du Mali (AFEM)


The Association of Enterprising Women of Mali (AFEM) is a women's relief and development association. The Association promotes the active and responsible participation of Malian women in the development process, and aims to contribute to the economic, social and cultural development of rural and...