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Unilever supports recycling initiatives in Ghana

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Unilever Ghana's factory in Tema supports a recycling initiative that reduces waste and provides income for local people.

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ALEB provides technical assistance for Egyptian food processing companies

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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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Mobilink Turns Billboards to Bags

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The Mobilink Foundation, the non-profit arm of Mobilink, Pakistan’s leading cellular and Blackberry service providers, is turning plastic billboard skins into school bags for underprivileged children. The bags are distributed free of charge.

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Santander Microcrédito (Banco Real ABN AMRO) works with Accion to support small businesses in Brazil

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Santander Microcrédito, an initiative by Banco Real ABN AMRO, offers small loans to growing businesses that lack access to conventional forms of credit.

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ICICI provides weather insurance for Indian farmers

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Insurance company ICICI has partnered with Indian based microfinance institution BASIX to pilot the sale of rainfall insurance to farmers in India.

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Mirakle Couriers : A Courier Service Run by the Deaf in India

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Mirakle Couriers is a courier delivery company with a difference. They employ underprivileged deaf people who have almost no other means to earn a livelihood. India has one of the highest deaf populations in the world. NGO’s and charities try to help individuals marginalized by society, but they...

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Coffee sustainability : Kraft Foods and Rainforest Alliance

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Kraft Foods has been working in the area of coffee sustainability for over a decade and announced a partnership with the Rainforest Alliance in 2003. Since then, this relationship has benefited more than 400,000 farmers and their families and communities on more than 85,000 hectares of farmland in...

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Meeting the demand of low-income women: Lifespring’s maternal care in India

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LifeSpring Hospital in India is innovatively meeting the growing demand of low-income women who deserve affordable and dignified medical care. By focusing on a particular niche, maternal care, and different cost-saving strategies, this hospital provides maternal care at one-fifth of market...

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Catastrophe insurance bond for Taiwan

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The Taiwan Residential Earthquake Insurance Program (TREIF) provides basic insurance to residents of Taiwan, that is specifically tailored to the earthquake risk in the area.

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Freedom from Hunger’s Benkadi Tongorongo association provides micro loans and group support in Mali

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In rural Mali, Miama sells rice to support her family, thanks to both a microloan and the group support she receives from Freedom from Hunger's Benkadi Tongorongo association.