I am so thrilled that Titicaca Gourmet has been accepted as a producer in the USAID PRA Program!
What is Titicaca Gourmet?
Titicaca Gourmet is one of many Peruvian businesses I work with under the USAID Farmer-to-Farmer Program. Titicaca Gourmet markets amazing organic and natural Andean grains, such as red quinoa, white quinoa and cañihua, helping create incomes for hundreds of small farmers in the Puno region of Perú. The grains are tasty and super nutricious, the packaging is… Continue
Added by Tara Sabre on November 30, 2010 at 12:55 —
In Part 1 of Benevity’s take on the Edelman goodpurpose® 2010 study, we shared a conversation with Mitch Markson, Chief Creative Officer of Edelman and founder of Edelman goodpurpose. Now in Part 2, our attention turns to helping companies make the rubber hit the road to drive forward innovative, high-engagement cause marketing and corporate philanthropy programs that leverage the data. We call it From Report to Real Business: How to take Action. Read on.
So what do companies need to… Continue
Added by David Martel on November 30, 2010 at 2:38 —
Campaigns on tax payments made by large corporations in developing countries should recognise the wider benefits that businesses bring to development.
Added by Zahid Torres-Rahman on November 29, 2010 at 19:30 —
Seven years ago, 42 year old Samuel Kwame Ntim Adu was a manager at a multinational company in Ghana. Today, from the agricultural heart of Ghana, he is running his own company of over 40 employees from food scientists to engineers to factory hands. Yedent Agro Processing Ventures is developing an instant maize-based product enriched with vitamins and minerals that is the first of its kind on the market due to its affordability and natural integration with breastfeeding. Its goal is to improve… Continue
Added by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition on November 29, 2010 at 9:30 —
THERE seems to be light at the end of the tunnel in efforts to solve housing problems, following introduction of a new low cost housing technology which enables a house to be built in just a few days.
“The solution to low cost housing may very well be closer than we might have thought, thanks to Moladi technology which creates a quality structure within a very short time,” the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Moladi technology,… Continue
Added by moladi Formwork on November 29, 2010 at 5:30 —
The sand box room at the BFI and the venue for our Christmas Reception
Here's a brilliant opportunity for 150 of our ColaLife supporters to get together in London: on 1 December at 7pm we will be hosting a Christmas Reception at the British Film Institute in… Continue
Added by Simon Berry on November 26, 2010 at 18:00 —
VACANCIES in OXFAM GB
Policy Adviser – Private Sector (Economic Justice Campaign)
£34,710 - £38,800 per annum
36 hours per week
To lead on delivering key elements of Oxfam’s private sector policy analysis and advocacy work as part of Oxfam’s priority Economic Justice Campaign.
For more information please go to the Oxfam website… Continue
Added by Penny Fowler on November 24, 2010 at 18:00 —
As Southern Sudan prepares for January's referendum on whether to secede from the largely Muslim north, media interest in the region is intensifying. Aside from oil companies, SABMiller's business in Juba is one of the only significant new investments in the country. The BBC recently visited the brewery to find out more.
Many people questioned the logic in our building not only the… Continue
Added by Business Fights Poverty on November 23, 2010 at 18:30 —
November 23/Paris/-Jean Joaillerie launches “ Currency Trader”- A collection of bespoke jean accessories for Wall Street traders featuring 5 pieces for the holiday gift season : “Go Long”,”Go Short”,”Day Trader” and 2 limited edition pieces featuring the coveted gold French “Médaille de Travail”and the silver french”Médaille Collective”.
All of the pieces are made by hand using antique coins from all over Europe found at the brocante and antique markets in France. In addition to the… Continue
Added by Jan Roberts on November 23, 2010 at 14:00 —
Free event: Register now to secure a place.
Date: 25th November 2010
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Venue: School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS); University of London
Brunnei Suite (Ground Floor)
We are delighted to invite you to this distinguished panel discussion on democratisation in Africa. In recent years, we have… Continue
Added by Eric M. Acha on November 21, 2010 at 11:00 —
Would love to get everyone's thoughts on this....
While microlending continues to grow in popularity, microinsurance hasn’t garnered the same popular support. Why??
The reason for this has nothing to do with the relative merits of either financial service as a tool of economic empowerment –surely, if one is offered a loan from a bank, one should also be able to access other financial services.
Many people don’t have loans from a bank at the moment – but we… Continue
Added by Nita Nehru on November 19, 2010 at 22:47 —
This is a challenging but rewarding time to work in South Sudan. Tearfund seeks a courageous, experienced leader to guide their programme through the potentially volatile period following the January 2011 referendum on independence.
Tearfund’s disaster management team has been working in South Sudan since 1998, and currently provides humanitarian assistance to over 400,000 beneficiaries in remote areas of Jonglei, Bahr el Ghazal, and Upper Nile states. These areas were severely… Continue
Added by Maria Laguna on November 18, 2010 at 14:30 —
Call for Researchers and Chapter Co-Authors
Forthcoming Case Study Book from Gower Publishing, UK http://www.gowerpub.com/
“Entrepreneurship and Sustainability: Business Solutions for Poverty Alleviation from around the World”
Book Editor and Contributing Author:
Daphne Halkias, PhD.
Research Affiliate, Institute for the Social Sciences
Cornell University, New York, USA
Senior Research Fellow,… Continue
Added by Daphne Halkias on November 17, 2010 at 16:00 —
Join us and be a part of it…
…if you want to overcome poverty and injustice by encouraging children to claim their rights.
For over 70 years Plan has been working with the world’s poorest children, families and communities. Today, child centred community development is at the heart of our programmes with 11million children in 48 developing countries.
We are growing and are looking for talented individuals… Continue
Added by Plan International on November 17, 2010 at 11:00 —
REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retailer providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, tannounced last week that it is a participating company in the beta launch of Facebook Deals.
For every customer who checks in at an REI store through Facebook Places, the co-op will donate $1 to a selected non-profit in their community, up to $100,000.
Facebook Places gives people the power to easily share their location with friends on Facebook, find friends who are… Continue
Added by David Martel on November 17, 2010 at 2:00 —
PRESS RELEASE: Nairobi, 3 November 2010 – A novel solar device that turns waste heat into electricity in rural China, a Ugandan business that manufactures stationary from agricultural waste, a bamboo bicycle project in Ghana and a female-run business in South Africa making a hand-held laundry device that saves water are among the 30 winners of the 2010 SEED Awards, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today.
Added by Business Fights Poverty on November 15, 2010 at 15:00 —
PARIS/NOVEMBER 15/- Global Fundraising Dynamics,who provides global marketing services for Charities and Non Profit Organizations, announces a limited partnership with Fair Children Youth Foundation (FCYF) a human rights, education and training non-profit association in Rwanda.
GFD has secured a partnership for FCYF with ‘Jean Joaillerie’, a custom jewelry designer and manufacturer, that will enable one orphan in Musanze to receive health care insurance cover for each… Continue
Added by Jan Roberts on November 15, 2010 at 11:35 —
In Zambia there is need of partners in fighting poverty at the grass root level through business especially the women and youths. I just came back from Zambia doing some survey on what can be done to empower thelocal community in the rural Zambia. The are less community recreation right now. So let us help out as we also benefit, will you?
There are alot of Artist, Farmers, good cunsumers. I did volunteer and work with an NGO called Buya Village Foundation in Luanshya District. There… Continue
Added by Senika Warner on November 12, 2010 at 2:46 —
A new issue of the journal “Boiling Point” on “Marketing to the base of the pyramid” is now available.
Boiling Point is a peer reviewed practitioners publication about household energy in the context of poverty published quarterly by HEDON Household Energy Network.
This issue features articles from: The Shell foundation’s Room to Breathe campaign; Putting Stove Marketing Techniques to the test; ‘Entrepreneurship for ‘Lighting Africa’; Solar Aid’s marketing through micro franchising… Continue
Added by HEDON Household Energy Network on November 11, 2010 at 19:21 —
Recently, I spoke with a very close relative in Nigeria. By the time, we got to conclude the exchange, the phone line was highly interrupted and inaudible at certain points during the conversation. Not to mention, the various times the line just went blank, without our permission I might add. This is just one example of the the lack of quality communications/technological infrastructure necessary to support the business community. Other "notable' factors include, pot-hole ridden roads, even… Continue
Added by Afi-Sarah Okon on November 11, 2010 at 2:47 —