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Thames Water supports WaterAid through its consumer campaign

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Thames Water has partnered with the non-governmental organization, WaterAid, to improve access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world's poorest communities.

Ecover works with NGOs to ensure water access in rural Ethiopia

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Ecover works in partnership with WaterAid to support project work in rural Ethiopia. The project will give 14,750 people long term solutions to access to safe water and sanitation. Ecover supports work in 11 villages in the Hintalo-Wajarat region of Ethiopia, which will be implemented by WaterAid's...

United Utilities Plc is a long term supporter of WaterAid

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United Utilities Plc has been an active supporter of WaterAid since 1982. As an example, this commitment was demonstrated recently when United Utilities took their Executive Leadership Team to Zambia to see the work of WaterAid in action and helped to build 3 blocks of toilets for use by the local...

Women artisans given business opportunities in Rwanda

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Indego Africa is an NGO and a fair-trade online retailer. The organisation partners with small Rwandan "cooperatives", women artisan owned and operated producers of traditional baskets, bags, and other local products, and connects them to the growing global market for African inspired handicrafts,...

Cafédirect: A Fairtrade Pioneer

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Cafédirect is one of Fairtrade’s longest standing partners and licensees. Founded in 1989 in response to the collapse of international coffee prices, cafédirect even preceded the FAIRTRADE Mark in the UK, which was introduced three years later.

Sustainable Cashew Production in Guinea

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Guinea grows about 5,000 tons of raw cashew nuts a year. Meanwhile, its much smaller neighbour Guinea-Bissau, with similar soil and climate, produces 80,000 tons. Encouraged by the growing consumer demand for cashews, Guinea has begun to focus on expanding cashew production—a good candidate for...

Partnerships bring fuel services to northern Mozambique medical clinics

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In a country with 500 doctors for almost 20 million people, initiatives that can expand the reach of health services to rural people are in critical demand but in short supply. In northern Mozambique, the big challenge for health clinics is the lack of reliable fuel to light medical operations and...

Integrated Tamale Fruit Company: Organic Mangoes Improving Livelihoods for the Poor in Ghana

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The Integrated Tamale Fruit Company—operating in the Savelugu-Nanton District in Ghana’s Northern Region, an area of widespread poverty—cultivates certified organic mangos for local and export markets. To boost its power in the export market with higher production volumes, the company established a...

Vodafone and Safaricom Kenya: Extending the Range and Reliability of Financial Services to the Poor in Rural Kenya

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Kenya has fewer than 2 million bank accounts serving 32 million people. To bridge the gap, Safaricom Kenya, one of two mobile service providers in Kenya, developed a technological solution in partnership with Vodafone. The result was MPESA, an electronic money transfer product to make financial...

Strategic partnerships improve child health in Mali

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Pésinet, devised in 2002 by Brussels-based Afrique Initiatives, is an early warning method for monitoring the health conditions of children from low-income families. Its concept is simple: mothers subscribe to Pésinet’s services for a nominal fee, and in return a local Pésinet representative weighs...