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World of Good Inc sells brand to eBay, wholesale division acquired by GreaterGood/Charity USA

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World of Good Inc., a social venture founded in 2005 that connects artisans from developing communities with mainstream retail markets, announced in March 2010 that eBay acquired its brand and related assets. World of Good Inc. also announced that GreaterGood/Charity USA acquired its wholesale...

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

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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.

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Project to Promote Fair Trade in India

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Fair Trade Forum - India (FTF-I) in partnership with HIVOS, IRFT & Shop for Change has launched Pro-Sustain, a project to promote Fair Trade & Sustainable Consumption in India.

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Guayaki Introduces First-Ever Fair Trade Certified Yerba Mate

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In March 2009, Guayaki, a leading creator of organic yerba mate beverages, announced that it was the first company in the world to offer fair trade certified yerba mate through the Institute for Marketecology's (IMO) Fair for Life certification program.

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SKS Microfinance Case Study - Lakshmi's Story

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SKS Microfinance Limited (SKS) is a non-banking finance company regulated by the Reserve Bank of India and currently operating in 19 of India's 28 states. SKS' mission is to eradicate poverty by providing financial services to the poor.

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TEDCOR fosters urban renewal in the local community

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Tedcor is an innovative and enterprising waste management company based in South Africa that offers integrated solutions for the collection, recovery and disposal of waste. Tedcor has been in the market for 12 years, working in close partnership with local communities to promote a clean healthy...

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Tropical Fruit Juice Project Helps to Spur Economic Revival in Ethiopia

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In April 2009, africaJUICE Tibila Share Company, a joint venture between africaJUICE BV of the Netherlands and the Ethiopian government, took operational control of Tibila Farm in Ethiopia’s Upper Awash Valley.

Ahimsa International

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Ahimsa International is an NGO based in the USA and in South America. The organisation aims to bring to light a scientific diagnosis of the range of social and ecological threats to makind's shared future, and to facilitate access to a spectrum of scientific solutions. The organisation develops ...

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Diesel- fired generators needed for conservation project in India and Nepal

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Ahimsa International is an NGO that aims to generate sustainable solutions in the areas of health, social rehabilitation and environmental preservation. As an altruistic "think tank", Ahimsa International has presented strategies and programmes which have been used in whole or in part by...

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Weather insurance for African farmers

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Insurance company Zurich Financial Services has partnered with a Swiss government agency and UN group International Labor Organisation (ILO) to provide microinsurance to African farmers.