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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...

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...

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.

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.

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.

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...

Kopernik and Winroader deliver solar lights to victims of earthquake and tsunami

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Rikuzen-Takata, one of the hardest hit area in Japan, received solar lights delivered by Winroader, a partner of Kopernik.

Kopernik helps Green School to save energy

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Michael Woon, a Kopernik Fellow in Timor-Leste, visited Green School in Bali not only to learn more about the school, but also to get a sense for how appropriate technology and hands on build-it and do-it lessons could be incorporated into their curriculum.

Malaysia Mercy trains UEM employees in disaster preparedness

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UEM Group Berhad, a subsidiary of the Malaysian government, provides a range of services including engineering and construction, property, and environmental services. UEM is in partnership with Mercy Malaysia, an NGO that trains UEM volunteers in disaster preparedness and response. This structured...

Promoting safer operations and emergency preparedness in China

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Dow Chemical Company is a diversified chemical company that offers a broad range of products and services. A partnership between the ministry of environmental protection (MEP), UNEP, and Dow promotes chemical safety, emergency preparedness and safer production in the chemical sector in China.