Poverty alleviation

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GMO Risk or Rescue Group: Helping Consumers Decide

When it comes to genetic food engineering, claims are often made about farmers ability and interest to adapt. And how about vitamin-rich rice? ... Are these realities or misrepresentations? Tell us what you think here

[Also check out our GMO Risk or Rescue competition. Share your idea or initiative to get noticed and to be eligible for various  prizes. Submit your entry by October 21, 2009.]

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Geotourism Challenge Group

Join the Geotourism Challenge Changemakers group to share ideas and opinions about issues impacting destination stewardship and wisely managed tourism.

Hear about best practices, identify solutions to key challenges, and link to resources that may help you overcome obstacles and succeed as a changemaker in geotourism. Each week will focus on a specific issue; join the dialogue now and tell your story.

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Driving Spirit

citizen sector

Driving Spirit is an organisation working within the poverty-striken area of Phillipi Township. We are currently building a kindergarten in the township, and we are planning future projects to generate work opportunities for the people of Philippi.

 

FLED

citizen sector

Activities & initiative to spread financial literacy & entrepreneurial development, activities for youth and children. Our focus will remain towards spreading awareness of financial literacy and the importance of entrepreneurship.

 

Gnemema

for profit

Gnemema est une marque de vêtements et d'accessoires africains tradi-moderne.Nous faisons la promotion de nos tissus locaux avec une touche moderne.Ce qui signifie que nous sommes en collaboration avec les femmes des villages pour la teinture et le tissage des pagnes.

HackerNest Unite

citizen sector

HackerNest Unite is a directory & community portal to connect all the disparate factions of a city's tech ecosystem - jobs, events, classes, news, etc. - in one place. The first place to look for everything tech in a city. Our mission: local economic development through technology.

Labit

for profit

Labit seeks to address inequity and injustice in the only sustainable way - by helping people to help themselves. By being immersed within in the community it is trying to change, Labit assist entrepreneurs by incubating their small business ideas during an 18-month process.

Buma Fish & Integrated Farm

citizen sector

BUMA Farm is a small scale holder with a social outlook, supporting community local livelihoods. The farm explores opportunities to develop solutions affecting deficiencies in indigenous vegetable production and its availability thus empowers the community with progressive knowledge.

Pass It on Trust Uganda

hybrid

Passing on skills project economically empowers the girl child against early child marriages to make them more entreprising,for each girl trained an entire family benefits as the girls teach their families to generate their own income providing funds to keep them in school and out of early marriage

FarmDrive

for profit

FarmDrive is a startup based in Kenya that supports smallholder farming enterprises by continuously innovating solutions that enhance the access to sustainable financial services to smallholder farmers.

Bora Wear

According to a 2013 report by the United Nations Development Program, there are roughly one million unemployed young women in Kenya, who cannot find work in the formal or the jua kali (informal) sector. Given this massive problem, Bora Wear's goal is to sell production knowledge to motivated groups of girls, so they can develop their own manufacturing facilities of 5-10 individuals, what we call micro-manufacturing. Our focus is to make these groups both self-sustaining and capable of producing consistently high quality products.

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Nairobi
Kenya
1° 17' 43.8396" S, 36° 49' 15.8052" E
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JAKUZA

for profit

The idea of Jakuza is to use sensor technology to diagnose the early stages of diseases in livestock by testing against different parameters like temp, internal body scans,animal waste and Urine. The diseases include mastitis, Nagana and Brucellosis.and cattle rustling.also Mrks and Vet doctors

Ideas Inclusivas

hybrid

At Ideas Incusivas we help entrepreneurs develop and propel their ideas in an inclusive way. Our mission is to help communities thrive by creating added social value through the interconnection of local projects while creating a support structure of co-learning and co-creation.

Tugende

for profit

Tugende helps motorcycle taxi drivers own their own motorcycles in eighteen months or less instead of renting indefinitely. Ownership significantly increases income, job security and road safety, allowing drivers to lift themselves up the economic ladder.

TREE ADOPTION UGANDA

citizen sector

We offer basic start up business training; 3-year mentorship and free consultation to youths enabling them create businesses. We help them raise startup capital; they set up tree nurseries, we sell the trees to companies to reduce their carbon footprint. The youth use the income to start a business.

The Plastic Bank

for profit

We make plastic waste a currency to reduce global poverty. Collectors receive an above market rate for waste plastic. Brands purchase our ethically sourced recycled Social Plastic® for use in their manufacturing. Almost one million people have already asked for brands to use Social Plastic®.

upOwa - Power People Now

for profit

Il y a 18 mois, j'ai décidé de lancer ce projet de développement afin d'investir toute mon énergie et mes compétences d'entrepreneur pour résoudre un problème simple et dont pourtant dépend l'avenir de millions de personnes : comment mettre fin à la pauvreté énergétique en Afrique rurale ?

Weaver's Hut

hybrid

Weaver’s Hut, is a social enterprise aimed at developing sustainable livelihoods for underprivileged handloom weaver (‘Julahas’) and artisan communities in poverty stricken districts of Uttar Pradesh.

Por una alimentación más sostenible y saludable

A traves de este proyecto se busca retomar nuestras viejas y saludables costumbres nutricionales, adaptandolas a hoy en dia, buscando fomentar en los jovenes habitos alimenticios mas saludables, de una manera creativa e interactiva. 

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Guatemala
Spanish

Para una alimentaciòn sustentable y saludable

 El impacto del cambio en la dieta tradicional de maíz en latinoamericanos, por la comida rápida, aumenta obesidad y daña el medio ambiente con toneladas de empaques plásticos, afecta la economía de mujeres productoras de alimentos y el ecosistema de campesinos habituados a abastecerse ellos mismos su alimentación quienes, ante la carestía, abandonan cultivos y migran, agravando la escasez alimentaria, problema social masivo en muchos países. Un innovador sistema educativo constructivista de valores ancestrales en alimentos, reivindicará la dieta tradicional de una vasta

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Guatemala
Guatemala
14° 36' 35.0856" N, 90° 31' 13.0944" W
Spanish

Para una alimentaciòn sustentable y saludable

 El impacto del cambio en la dieta tradicional de maíz en latinoamericanos, por la comida rápida, aumenta obesidad y daña el medio ambiente con toneladas de empaques plásticos, afecta la economía de mujeres productoras de alimentos y el ecosistema de campesinos habituados a abastecerse ellos mismos su alimentación quienes, ante la carestía, abandonan cultivos y migran, agravando la escasez alimentaria, problema social masivo en muchos países. Un innovador sistema educativo constructivista de valores ancestrales en alimentos, reivindicará la dieta tradicional de una vasta

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Guatemala
Guatemala
14° 35' 57.0552" N, 90° 31' 38.9748" W
Spanish
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Por una alimentación más sostenible y saludable.

Este proyecto pretende ayudar a erradicar el hambre y la pobreza de paises en vias de desarrollo, promoviendo una cultura de mayor consumo de alimentos tradicionales de maiz, con base en un programa educativo que demostrará el valor cultural de los mismos, por símbolos mayas encontrados recientemente, motivando así una mayor demanda y consumo, lo que aumentará su elaboración, favoreciendo a miles de mujeres que se dedican a su manufactura y venta, así como a los campesinos que cosechan el maíz, mejorando la economía y la salud familiar con alimentos de bajo costo y más saludables, evitando

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Guatemala
Guatemala
14° 36' 28.17" N, 90° 32' 40.146" W
Spanish

Vayando

for profit

Vayando is a for-profit social enterprise that puts micro-entrepreneurs on the tourism map. We provide an online booking platform that utilizes growth and diversification in the tourism sector to unlock economic opportunity for entrepreneurs in emerging economies around the world.

DAYSE:

hybrid

DAYSE is a not-for-profit energy charity.
DAYSE provides the platform to raise funds for positive impact energy projects, through energy saving measures. The funds raised, by participants saving energy, are used to help social enterprises and poverty alleviation through energy provision.

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