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NGO to assist Nigerian government towards alleviation of poverty through micro-credit

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The Growing Businesses Foundation (GBF, a Nigerian NGO), has announced its intention to contribute to the Federal Government's fight towards the alleviation of poverty in Nigeria by providing access to micro credit facilities at the grass roots and to small scale entrepreneurs.

From pastry seller to kiosk owner: a micro-credit success story in Ghana

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Sinapi Aba Trust is an autonomous private non-governmental organization registered in 1994 as a company limited by guarantee. SAT provides microfinance services to entrepreneurs in small and micro enterprises in Ghana.

The Veolia Foundation helps autistic children attend school

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The Veolia Foundation has made a grant to the French NGO, Chrysalide, to purchase IT and audio-visual equipment to assist in the integration of 5 autistic children aged 3 to 12 into a school in Biarritz.

Unilever supports recycling initiatives in Ghana

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Unilever Ghana's factory in Tema supports a recycling initiative that reduces waste and provides income for local people.

Private Sector Supply-Chains Incorporating Social Enterprises

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Some big businesses are currently active in the social business and enterprise sector using their skills to help entrepreneurs improve their business skills.

Text 100 expands its CSR Partnership with TechnoServe

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Text 100, a global public relations agency, is engaged in a pilot employee volunteer programme with TechnoServe, a global NGO, which benefits thousands of entrepreneurial men and women in developing countries each year.

DFID plans to support development in fragile states

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The UK's Department for International Development (DFID) has announced plans to support development in a number of fragile and unstable states, including Afghanistan, Somalia and the Congo. These plans support the Millennium Development Goals.

Vaatsalya Hospitals: Affordable Healthcare in Proximity

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Vaatsalya is a for-profit chain of hospitals and clinics which aims to provide quality healthcare to semi-urban and rural areas and was started by doctors-turned-entrepreneurs Ashwin Naik and Veerendra Hiremath in 2005.

Pot-in-pot Enterprise: Fridge for the Poor

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In 2000, Mohammed Bah Abba was awarded the Rolex Award for Enterprise for his innovative Pot-in-Pot system to provide affordable, electricity free, refrigeration in arid Nigeria.

Vitmark includes the poor in its value chain.

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Vitmark, a leading beverages producer in Ukraine, includes the poor at various points of its value chain: as suppliers of locally grown quality produce, as employees, and as low-income consumers through the offering of low-price juices.