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Tailoring: A Small-Business Skill for Afghan Women
Countries: [Afghanistan]
Themes: [Microfinance]
About 700 women each month learn tailoring and how to run a small tailoring business from their homes. Women enter the course not knowing the basics; they leave with a livelihood.
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Support Sustainability for Nicaraguan Farmers
Countries: [Nicaragua]
Themes: Microfinance, Economic Development, Women and Girls, Hunger
Supporting the Agros villages of Nicaragua will enable families to increase their incomes through various economic and agricultural projects. This income affords families the ability to buy the land that they are working and break the cycle of poverty.
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Capacity-building for rural women artisans in Peru
Countries: [Peru]
Themes: Economic Development, Microfinance, Women and Girls
The Awamaki Women's Cooperative Program provides business incubation and training to six rural women's cooperatives of weavers, knitters, spinners and seamstresses. We train artisans in product development, design, quality control, business administration and leadership. We aim to graduate the cooperatives as independent small businesses capable of export-quality production. This ensures sustainable, long-term impact for the women as they connect to global markets and earn a higher income.
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You give 2, Sitawi lends 20, we change 2,000 lives
Countries: [Brazil]
Themes: Economic Development, Microfinance
Sitawi is committed to protecting the environment and changing the lives of the most vulnerable people in Brazil.Whether it's creating wickerwork and income for artisans, computer skills for at-risk kids, teaching business courses for Afro-Brazilian micro-entrepreneurs or supporting sustainable recycling projects, we help bring long-lasting change to Brazil.For every $1 donated, our nonprofit fund will lend $10 to ethical, high-quality social enterprises, multiplying the impact of your donation.
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Sponsor Microfinance: Empower Small Businesses
Countries: [Sierra Leone]
Themes: Microfinance, Economic Development, Education, Women and Girls
Project will provide training and financial booster-shot to small businesses, enabling them to start, expand and become self-sufficient. This assistance will help them to break the cycle of poverty. The beneficiaries receive education / training in business management that helps them succeed in their small businesses. Individuals and businesses become self-sufficient and this boosts economic development. Priority is given to women.
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Goats and Donkeys Transform Lives in Darfur
Countries: [Sudan]
Themes: [Microfinance]
In Darfur children are dying of starvation. The impact of drought, prolonged violence and soaring inflation is devastating lives. Our goat loans have already transformed the lives of the poorest families ; giving nutrition to children and income to pay for medicines, water, schooling and emergencies. We have already raised over $32,000 via Global Giving for this project but more is needed urgently. In 2014 we adopted 5 new villages. They need goats now too and even more villages need our help.
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Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Countries: [Indonesia]
Themes: Health, Education, Environment, Microfinance
This project will collect 8 tons of non-recyclable waste. Much of it is purchased from trash pickers at above market prices, giving them much needed extra income. Post consumer trash is then repurposed into new products and sold. It will pay salaries for 2 years to XSProject's washers and sewers. It will provide clean water, health checkups, medical attention, vocational training and micro-finance opportunities to trash pickers and their families in Jakarta, Indonesia
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Micro-finance Project in Egypt-Empower 200 women
Countries: [Egypt]
Themes: Microfinance, Economic Development, Women and Girls
Our B' edaya (pronounced Beh-uh-day-uh) "With My Own Hands" microfinance initiative provides interest-free loans to female-heads of households, who are particularly disadvantaged in rural Egypt, to start income-generating projects. Upon the successful setup and operation of the project, each woman will repay the original loan which will then go to a revolving fund.
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Provide Vital Vocational Trade Skills Training
Countries: [Sierra Leone]
Themes: Economic Development, Education, Microfinance, Women and Girls
Project facilitates valuable trade skills training enabling youths and young adults to be gainfully employed and self-sufficient. This training, in high demand, empowers and fills a vital gap. The training / education provided helps to complete their preparation and positions them as people who contribute to national development. Priority is given to women. At the end of the training, participants are provided with tool-kits that help them start their own businesses.
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Support Women and Girls in Ghana
Countries: [Ghana]
Themes: Women and Girls, Education, Microfinance, Health
The mission of WomensTrust is to empower women and girls in Ghana through micro-enterprise, education, and healthcare, and to inspire others to do the same elsewhere. Our project: supports women in low-income communities to achieve sustainable incomes through microenterprise; provides scholarships to girls who otherwise cannot afford to stay in school to complete their educations and provides access to basic healthcare coverage and education for our clients and their families.
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Micro Loans For Women Impacted by HIV/AIDS, Zambia
Countries: [Zambia]
Themes: Microfinance, Children, Economic Development, Education
This project provides business training, micro loans, business monitoring and counseling to 100 poor women entrepreneurs for a period of one year in Zambia. Business training & loans along with the package of business counseling/monitoring helps the women provide for their families, send their children to school, & become role models for others in the community. Earnings from businesses started by the women help them break the cycle of poverty and take the first steps towards self-reliance.
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A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
Countries: [Nepal]
Themes: Climate Change, Environment, Microfinance, Technology
This project aims to replace kerosene lamps with solar-based household lighting (known as Solar Tuki) through an integrated approach of community mobilization and technological intervention.
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Help 256 Rural Ugandans to Plough Out Of Poverty
Countries: [Uganda]
Themes: [Microfinance]
For only 6 pounds per person this powerful scheme will take 32 poor rural families out of hunger and poverty once and for all. Right now, these families can only cultivate a small area of land by hand with the result that they simply can't grow enough food to feed themselves. So FOAG will make low interest community enterprise loans available to the families who will invest the repayable loans in oxen and a plough. Soon they will be able to cultivate a lot more land and grow more food.
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Typhoon-proof disaster relief housing manufacturin
Countries: [Philippines]
Themes: Disaster Recovery, Microfinance, Technology
After typhoon Haiyan there was no more food, drinkable water or houses. But slowly, after a few days, people were able to get organized to provide sufficient foods and care to the victims. But now what victims lack the most is a new house or place where they can recover and start their lives again. By helping them to set up local housing manufacturing to build innovative houses which will bring hope and joy back to the community to survive that calamity and the coming ones.
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French Cuisine Helps Me To Stay Out Of The Street
Countries: [Philippines]
Themes: Economic Development, Education, Microfinance
The proposed project aims at setting-up a socially responsible franchise dedicated at training and rehabilitating marginalized youth in the Philippines. This program will be composed of an cooking training center and an in-house restaurant emphasizing on a on-field learning and practicing. The project's innovation is based on the development of a social franchise which provides our trainees an opportunity to run their own business and sustain their living to be autosufficient.
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Support for 50 Rural Wakirike Women Entrepreneurs
Countries: [Nigeria]
Themes: Microfinance, Education, Women and Girls
Wakirike Development Coalition was established in 2009 to "lift our people out of poverty on the road to prosperity one family at a time". We have helped over 500 rural women with microfinance loans. They pay 5% interest on the loan. The interest is utilized by the women to support Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) in our communities (26 beneficiaries so far). A co-operative has been formed. We have selected 50 of the best performing women to have increased funding and business mentors.
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Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger
Countries: [Niger]
Themes: Women and Girls, Economic Development, Education, Microfinance
RAIN's Artisan Cooperatives are unique - talented and dedicated nomadic women use their skills to create livelihoods, giving 50% of profits to their children's schools.
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Sustain income for HIV-affected women in Kibera
Countries: [Kenya]
Themes: Economic Development, Education, Microfinance
This project provides business training and micro-loans for women living with HIV/AIDS in the largest slum area in East Africa, addressing the challenges they face in sustaining income generating activities.
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Enable 50 deprived Londoners to set up in business
Countries: [United Kingdom]
Themes: Economic Development, Education, Microfinance, Women and Girls
This project will enable people disadvantaged by unemployment, ethnicity, gender, disability, homelessness low income and age, to take their first steps towards solving their own problems by learning business skills and setting up a business. Head for Business empowers individuals through enterprise development for social benefit. By supporting the work we do you can help people in London's most economically and socially deprived communities create business start ups and transform their lives
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