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North East Social Enterprise

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The North East Social Enterprise Partnership is a company limited by guarantee that represents and promotes social enterprise in the North East region of the UK. The company aims to assist social enterprises in the region to deliver positive economic, social and environmental change. Run by social...

Jirmit Papyrus Group

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Jermit Papyrus Group is a company that makes hand-painted cards, bookmarks and other art on authentic Egyptian papyrus. The company aims to generate work for unemployed young people in the Upper Egyptian town of Mallawi, located approximately 300 km south of Cairo. Jermit Papyrys employs 42...

Ruma

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Ruma is a social enterprise that aims to empower the poor in Indonesia by providing pre-packaged business opportunities complete with an equipment package, a strong brand, marketing materials, initial training, ongoing mentoring and access to a supply chain. Its flagship microfranchise business,...

Kazuri 2000 Limited

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The mission of Kazuri is to provide and sustain employment opportunities to the disadvantaged members of the Kenyan society. Kazuri began in 1975 as a tiny workshop experimenting with making handmade beads. It started with two Kenyan women and soon discovered that there were many other women in...

Kitengela Hot Glass

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Kitengela Hot Glass started September 2000 with a desire to make flat and blown glass in Eastern Africa. It employs over thirty people, and has trained many more in the various disciplines that they are proficient in. Kitengela Glass is located opposite the Nairobi National Park, at the end of a...

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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.

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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.

Global Equity Brokers Verified non-profit organisation

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Global Equity Brokers is a New Zealand based organisation that understands the needs of Western business people and tailors opportunities to suit clients. In collaboration with other international agencies, Global Equity Brokers identifies opportunities to match individuals with specific...

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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.

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KPMG supports Fairtrade Africa

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BRIGHT is KPMG Europe’s first skills-based pro-bono project that supports the Millennium Development Goals. The global financial services group aims to support capacity building in the core areas of finance, risk management, operational excellence, human resources, IT and marketing. During 2011,...