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Organization For Life Care

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The Organization for Life Care (OFLIC) is an NGO in Cameroon. The organisation has a strong belief in education and aims to assist members of the community to achieve their full potential through education. OFLIC runs the GRAMA (Grassroots Micro-Assistance) programme designed to assist women...

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ADAPT provides good quality green homes in Egypt

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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...

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Piloting innovative social assessment in a Colombian oil field

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In 2005, Occidental Andina, LLC, a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Oxy) collaborated with Ecopetrol S.A., a Colombian state oil company, and International Alert, a London-based conflict resolution and peace building NGO, to develop a socially responsible enhanced oil recovery...

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Project to assist farmers by purchasing farming equiment in Togo.

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Union Syndicale des Agriculteurs (USA) Togo is an organization whose mission is to look after, defend, and protect farmers against all forms of illegitimate dealings. It also aims to bring to public attention the problems that harm the nation’s nutrition in order to change it for the better. USA...

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

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

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Tojiksodirotbonk, Tajikistan's third-largest bank lends a hand to cotton farmers

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The agricultural sector in Tajikistan – the cotton sector in particular – is the largest employer and a critical part of the country’s economy. However, its development has been hindered by outdated agribusiness management skills, poor sector organization, and limited access to financial services.

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Microcredit : a success-story from Nepal

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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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A Micro Credit success story in Tunisia

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Faced with the constant flow of new job seekers, the Tunisian government created, in late 1997, the Tunisian Solidarity Bank (BTS). BTS is a microfinance institution established by Tunisian President Ben to finance private micro-projects in Tunisia.

Forces of Light and Nonviolent Communication

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Forces of Light and Nonviolent Communication is a Ghanaian NGO promoting quality of life and the dignity of poor rur5al people with an emphasis on women and children.

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Womens' Aquaculculture Project in Ghana

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We are trying to help unskilled young teenage mothers and girl school drop-outs who have succumbed to alcoholism and teenage prostitution. We want to empower these young women with skills in fish farming and fish smoking, and also provide protein to undernourished/malnourished rural children of...