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Sudar Academy and Charitable Trust

Sudar Academy and Charitable Trust is an Indian NGO that educates people with disabilities. The Trust started with 4 physically challenged children and now looks after 30 students between the ages of 7 - 30. Education and food are provided free of charge.

Getrade (GH) Ltd Fps

Getrade (GH) Ltd Fps is an export house for Ghana small scale producers. Getrade deals with export handling for members and partners, marketing, freight services and domestic sales. The company produces bolga baskets, woodcarvings – toys (oware), furniture (stools), authentic African art,...

Bundu Designs

Bundu Designs is a social venture and online marketplace that is transforming the awareness and consumption of contemporary African design products with a core philosophy of ethical, sustainable and fairly traded products. They currently work in collaboration with over 25 largely women's community...

Connect with a Child

Connect with a Child is a holistic care program that was initiated as a response to the overwhelming number of poor, orphaned children and vulnerable women in Kenya, whose lives have been ravaged by death, disease and poverty. It has over 200 kids who are already sponsored and has help drill...

Association Here and There for Development

The Association Here and There for Development is a Moroccan NGO that aims to foster the value of solidarity through humanitarian action and to strengthen the values of civil society through sustainable development. The Association promotes and coordinates educational, cultural, social, economic,...

Bidii Children Foundation

The Bidii Children Foundation is an American NGO that supports AIDS orphans and poor children in rural Kenya achieve a viable education through scholarships, mentorship and community service. The Foundation also supports the underserved in the the communitiy by helping parents to establish and...

Kitengela Hot Glass

Kitengela Hot Glass started September 2000 with a desire to make flat and blown glass in Eastern Africa. It employs over thirty people, and has trained many more in the various disciplines that they are proficient in. Kitengela Glass is located opposite the Nairobi National Park, at the end of a...

Ethical Encounters

Ethical Encounters is a South African charitable organisation that organises travel to other parts of the continent and in doing so, aims to assist small community organisations who need resources for their own projects. This is achieved by encouraging travellers to undertake volunteering projects...

Borderless Sky Project

The Borderless Sky Project is an NGO compromising volunteers from the alumni, faculty, staff, and students of Andrews University in the USA. The Project aims to provide relief aid and development through micro-enterprise schemes, and to promote primary education and child welfare. The Project's...

Foreign Investment Promotion Council

The Foreign Investment Promotion Council is a mandated Regional Investment Promotion Agency promoting ‘investments’, with support from the Government of India. FIPC spearheads the efforts of NE India to attract inward investments by adopting INVEST_NER_2020. and offers support-oriented...

United Gospel Mission

The United Gospel Mission, is an Indian NGO that acts as a facilitating body for a network of over 150 little known native Christian NGOs spread over 7 states and reaching 60 districts of North India. UGM works with network members on community transformation projects and initiatives including...

Nadhifu Mums Power

Nadhifu Mums Power is an NGO in Kenya that assists women, particularly those who need to work because they have lost their homes or families through domestic violence and lack relevant skills. The organisation aims to provide such women with vocational skills like dressmaking, bead work,...

South Central Windward Producer's Co-operative Society

The South Central Windward Co-operative Society is a rural community co-operative organization in the State of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (an island in the southern Caribbean). The Society's philosophy is based on a central theme that production and productivity must be maximized in developing...

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GSK, Nestlé, Coca-Cola & Dabur top up effort to tap rural consumers

Consumer product makers such as GlaxoSmithKline, Nestlé, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Hindustan Unilever, Marico, Godrej and Dabur are rushing to the bottom-of-the-pyramid market with custom-made products six years after management guru CK Prahalad said consumers with incomes less than $2 a day can be a...

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Kit Kat gives cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire a break

The Fairtrade Foundation hailed Nestlé's 2009 announcement that Kit Kat is going Fairtrade as a breakthrough for cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), as well as for Kit Kat lovers in the UK and Ireland.

Athena Naturals

Athena Naturals is a female-owned American company that manufactures handmade soap and sells fair trade items produced by women cooperatives from around the world. The company's social mission is to educate consumers locally about fair trade and eco-friendly shopping products. Students associated...

Grameena Vikas Kendram Society for Rural Development

The Grameena Vikas Kendram Society for Rural Development is an Indian NGO that works with poor rural farmers on development projects designed to increase productivity.

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Ecotact's Ikotoilet concept -- Sustainable sanitation services in Kenya

Ecotact is a Nairobi-based company established in 2008 to improve the urban landscape for low-income communities through environmentally responsible projects in sanitation and housing. Under the Ikotoilet project, Ecotact builds and operates high-quality, public pay-per-use toilet and shower...

Palash Palli Unnayan Sangstha

Palash Palli Unnayan Sangstha (Palash Association for Rural Development) (PPUS), is a Bangladeshi NGO. PPUS works in partnership with its clients to develop self-reliance and community growth. The organisation aims to be a centre of innovation in rural development through its range of programmes...

Grameen Foundation

The Grameen Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, DC with an office in Seattle. The Foundation was established in 1997 by friends of Grameen Bank to help microfinance practitioners and to spread the Grameen philosophy worldwide.