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What is Global Hand?

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Meet David, one of Global Hand's partners, who shares about the horrific experiences that led to his starting an NGO in northern Uganda. Discover how your company can get involved by giving time, funding, skills or resources to Global Hand partners like David, improving the lives of thousands...

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

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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...

Fairtrade hopes for Cadbury cocoa farmers in Ghana

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Cadbury Cocoa Partnership scheme tries to help the farmers who provide the company with its raw material.

VisionSpring creates a new method of distributing reading glasses in India and other developing countries

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This video introduces VisionSpring, a project jointly implemented by the SCOJO Foundation, Goldman Sachs, and various other groups in the private sector.

Mercy Corps and Nike promote Sports for Peace and Life in Sudan

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Mercy Corps has been working in Sudan using sports as a way of both rebuilding post-civil war communities and educating young people about HIV/AIDS. This effort has been supported and greatly helped by Nike's donation of large amounts of sporting equipment to the project.

In partnership with the Wheelchair Foundation, Chevron donates wheelchairs to Angola

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Chevron has donated 240 new wheelchairs to the most disabled country in the world.

Starbucks and Fair Trade NGOs partner

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Starbucks, TransFair USA and Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International join in support of small-scale coffee farmers through a $20 million loan program.

Lex Mundi Legal Services allows social entrepreneurs to use their top-class legal expertise pro bono

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David Roll, a lawyer based in Washington DC, is Managing Director of Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, a network of 160 law firms (with 20,000 lawyers) offering pro bono legal services to social entrepreneurs all over the world.

FC Barcelona commits to the continued financial support and global promotion of UNICEF

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FC Barcelona has a five year agreement with UNICEF, which includes having the UNICEF logo on their shirts. As part of the agreement the club has committed to donating US$1.9 million per year to the organisation's humanitarian aid programs for five consecutive years. The club has done this in order...

WIZZIT reaching the Unbanked of South Africa

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It is estimated that 40 percent of South Africa's 45 million population are un-banked or under-banked. However, nearly 60 percent of South Africans have mobile phones. The proliferation of mobile services worldwide has created a unique opportunity to provide social and financial services over the...