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Microsoft and nonprofit P-MAT partner in Slovakia to equip people with computer skills, through the Project-40UP.

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Created in 2007, Project-40UP was aimed at providing a basic level of computer literacy of the Slovak Republic in middle age. This initiative allows persons who have had historical reasons a minimal chance to receive an education in information technology, attend vocational training courses aimed...

IKEA and WWF Joint Cotton Projects

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IKEA and WWF cooperate on a project in India and Pakistan to develop better cotton farming practices. About 2,000 farmers in Pakistan and 500 in India are being trained in Farmer Field Schools where they learn how to reduce the amount of water and chemicals they use. This has a positive impact on...

Companies in Oregon and the West Bank strike a fair trade deal

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How did a furniture manufacturing business headquartered in Portland connect with an olive oil producer in the West Bank? Through a shared commitment to fair trade — to creating healthy, sustainable employment opportunities in areas of economic hardship.

UK first as Cadbury Dairy Milk takes Fairtrade further into mainstream

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Cadbury Dairy Milk launched its new Fairtrade-certified chocolate bars, becoming the first mass market chocolate to gain certification from the Fairtrade Foundation.

Sam's Club introduces new fair trade certified coffee from Brazil

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Warehouse retailer Sam’s Club converted its ground coffee to be Fair Trade Certified ™. The first nationally available, private-label Fair Trade Certified ground coffee developed to appeal to mainstream customers, Member’s Mark Premium Ground is expected to become a leader in national sales of Fair...

Safe Kids Walk This Way and FedEx promote child pedestrian safety.

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Together with Safe Kids Worldwide, FedEx established the Safe Kids Walk This Way program to teach safe behaviors to motorists and child pedestrians and create safer, more walkable communities. The goal of the joint initiative is to prevent pedestrian-related injury to children.

Freedom from Hunger’s Benkadi Tongorongo association provides micro loans and group support in Mali

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In rural Mali, Miama sells rice to support her family, thanks to both a microloan and the group support she receives from Freedom from Hunger's Benkadi Tongorongo association.

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.

Auckland Zoo Makes Jumbo Swap to Fairtrade Bananas

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Auckland Zoo is making a permanent swap to Fairtrade bananas.

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...