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Asociacion Abj'atz Enlace Quiche


Guatemala

To raise human capacity of indigenous peoples through innovative applications of information and communication technology.

Information, communication & technology

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Better Than We Found It


Better Than We Found It, PBC is the creator of the consumer empowerment app PowerfulME that enables everyone to make their own decisions with their dollars, without having to be an expert. PowerfulME also significantly lowers the customer acquisition costs for good companies, enabling them to reach like-minded consumers right as purchases are being made

Real estate, design & building

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BushProof


Madagascar

BushProof is an award winning humanitarian enterprise started by emergency aid and development professionals in 2004. The company specializes in cost effective drilling locally manufactured handpumps and custom water supply technologies for remote areas. Based and registered in Madagascar they have a long history of working with local and international NGOs and the private sector. They have also completed international contracts in Africa and Asia. The business is presently managed by an expert team of Malagasy and international staff.

Water & Sewerage

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Byoearth


Guatemala

ByoEarth was founded in 2007 by serial entrepreneur and native Guatemalan Maria Rodriguez. Byoearth mission is to improve life quality of the Guatemalan population. To accomplish this goal we integrate women to production chains produce and commercialize organic products and promote processes of waste transformation.

Waste Management & Recycling

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Centre for Women's Development and Research


IN

The Centre for Women's Development Studies(CWDS) sees itself primarily as a catalyst in assisting women to realize their full potential and exercise their active influence on society and its transformation. The national policy of equal participation of women in all spheres of national development is possible if the ideas and institutions that marginalize women's role and contribution in society are weakened or eliminated.

Education

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CivNet


CivNet is a new online network that helps people make an impact on social and political issues. It helps people understand what’s going on in their community, connect with others who care about similar issues, find opportunities to get involved, and organize to take action. At the same time, CivNet helps organizations better engage the public. CivNet provides unique data on which issues people care about, how people within those issue networks are connected, and what types of civic and political actions people are taking. What makes CivNet unique is its action-orientation. Other social networks are good for sharing photos of cats and complaining about politics, but CivNet helps people and organizations actually get things done. CivNet launched its beta platform in December of 2015 for a local pilot in Albuquerque, NM. Already, CivNet has 822 beta users who login for an average of 250 sessions per week and average 8 minutes per session. Those beta users have created 75 of their own community action plans, posted 133 opportunities to get involved and taken 258 actions to make a difference in their community. In addition, the May open rate for CivNet email notifications was 48.3%, almost double the standard rate for social good organizations. CivNet has multiple contract leads including the Global Ties Albuquerque and the Kettering Foundation. Beyond CivNet’s initial success, research shows great potential for CivNet. The aggregate market of people engaging online in civic and political activities is 50.6 million. Yet, an analysis of the competition shows that no civic platforms have been able to take a significant chunk of this market. The biggest player, NextDoor, has less than 10% of the market. This leads us to believe that platforms like Facebook and Twitter dominate most of the market. Yet, none of these platforms are ¬action-oriented and therefore fail to meet the primary need of this market: to make social change. If CivNet is successful in meeting this need, annual revenue is projected to exceed $153 million between data analysis, premium account services, fees for user transactions, and sponsorship. Customers for these services would include foundations, non-profits, governmental bodies, and political campaigns. CivNet has raised $55,000 in seed investment and is looking for $300,000 in additional seed investment to help CivNet continue its progress and expand over the next year.

Other

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Comite para Democratizacao da Informatica de Brasilia (CDI-DF)


BR

CDI DF provides free computers software community based training and technical maintenance through Information Technology Citizenship Schools.

Information, communication & technology

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Digital Divide Data


United States of America

DDD delivers high quality competitively priced business process outsourcing (BPO) solutions to clients worldwide. At the same time DDD s innovative social model enables talent from underserved populations to access professional opportunities and earn lasting higher income including youth from low income families in developing countries as well as military spouses and veterans in the USA. This model established by DDD in 2001 is now called Impact Sourcing. DDD is recognized among leading commercial service providers in the Global Outsourcing 100 and also consistently ranked as one of the Top 100 NGOs in the world.

Education

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Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness


Nepal

Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness (ECCA) has been a leading organization in the sector of social mobilization and community development. It implements various programmes so as to raise the quality of life through wise use of available local resources and application of alternate and renewable technologies.

Real estate, design & building

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Equal Access


United States of America

Equal Access International (EA) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to creating positive social change for millions of underserved people across the developing world by providing critically needed information and education. With award winning expertise in communications for social change Equal Access combines innovative media programming with direct community engagement activities to inform educate and inspire individuals and communities providing them with the skills and tools they need to improve their lives.

Information, communication & technology

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FieldView Solutions


US

FieldView Solutions helps data center managers IT and Facilities Management professionals make better use of their physical floor space rack space power and cooling by showing them real time representations of all the critical systems in their data center. Their core platform FieldView a web based enterprise solution has been leveraged by many of the largest data centers in the US Europe and Asia since 2006.

Information, communication & technology

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Gram Vikas


India

Gram Vikas which literally means 'Village Development' is an organization that has been working since 1979 to bring about sustainable improvement in the quality of life of poor and marginalised rural communities mostly in Orissa. The core group of Gram Vikas had come to Orissa as student volunteers of Young Students' Movement for Development(YSMD) Chennai to serve victims of a devastating cyclone in early 1970s.

Real estate, design & building

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Grass Roots Action for Social Participation


India

Grass Roots Action for Social Participation (GRASP) Aurangabad (Maharashtra State India) is a voluntary organisation working for sustainable development of the rural poor through community empowerment and natural resources management with a scientific outlook. GRASP is registered under the Societies' Registration Act 1860 and Bombay Public Trust Act 1950. The vision and mission of GRASP has evolved from long experience of working with poor communities struggling for survival and livelihood in stress prone ecologies.

Human health & social work

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Helpi


We are Helpi a one time volunteer platform where everyone can search for and find a volunteer activity that suits their needs and interests and helps every person in need

Other

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Helps International (HINT)


United States of America

HELPS International was founded in 1984 as a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation in the tradition of service to others. HELPS programs extend a helping hand to people who then learn to become self sufficient giving them hope for a better life for them and a future for their children.HELPS International's mission is to provide enduring programs of practical social and spiritual value to the people in the developing world through a system of partnership and mutual responsibility.

Human health & social work

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Ideas at Work (IAW)


KH

IAW manufactures sells and leases a manual water lifting device what is designed with low income Cambodian villagers in mind who are looking to improve their quality of their life and lighten the burden of mainly women and girls as household water collection is their task.

Water & Sewerage

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Korbáta


Guatemala

Korata mission is to improve the environment promoting community development throughthe creation of sustainable sources of income empowerment and recognition to the various expressions of the Mayan and Guatemalan culture and supporting the global industry of high quality ethical fashion products.

Retail

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Kumbaya, Inc.


United States of America

Kumbaya is a for profit social enterprise whose goal is to build a profitable efficient power and communication content platform zeroXess that will help change Africa by providing underserved rural communities with access to critical energy & network connectivity resources. All achieved while adhering to our core values of integrity transparency sustainability and data driven analytical decision making.Kumbaya s objective is to build a network for rural off grid populations and an early learning platform with our Community Hub. This will be accomplished on a country by country basis targeting communities that have no access to power or network connectivity.Through our platform zeroXess Kumbaya delivers a renewable power connectivity and content platform solution to underserved communities. Kumbaya's mission is to bring power light and to connect the unconnected helping change people s lives by converting illiteracy into knowledge. The platform also allows access for non invasive eHealth monitoring devices and point of care decision support. Other services added include mobile wallet agricultural marketplace and logistics services (never return empty) for rural communities across the emerging markets.Ultimately the Kumbaya zeroXess content platform delivers basic education from preK upwards nutrition and health knowledge to remote populations with measurable benefits. It encompasses data collection big data measurement and monetization using IoT technology. Disruptive in many ways accessible and life changing for all.Knowledge ultimately boost economic development and reduce extreme poverty.

Information, communication & technology

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Kuvusa Mills


Kuvusa Mills is committed to profitably reviving the rural South African basic food production sector. By establishing hi-tech, localised mills within outlying areas they can empower and enrich local communities at grass roots level while ensuring that quality products are delivered at great value to the people who need them most.

Real estate, design & building

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Meds & Food for Kids


United States of America

Meds & Food for Kids is dedicated to saving the lives of Haiti s malnourished children and other nutritionally vulnerable people.We accomplish our mission by developing producing and distributing highly nutritious foods including the gold standard Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF). We make our food products in Haiti using Haitian workers and whenever possible Haitian raw materials. Haitians call our RUTF Medika Mamba or Peanut Butter Medicine in Creole.

Other

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Mobility Aid and Appliances Research and Development Centre (MAARDEC)


NG

Mobility Aid and Appliances Research and Development Centre (MAARDEC)was established as a charity arm of Cosokoli Ventures Nigeria Limited for research and development for mobility aids and appliances for persons with disabilities with subsidized rates and outright donations in some cases.

Real estate, design & building

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Ndima Yam


South Africa

Ndima Yama is a Non Profit Company registered with the sole purpose of providing budget coaching and financial educational training to people to enable them to experience a greater degree of financial freedom. The core focus is to assist individuals (young and old) families and small business entrepreneurs to improve their ability to budget and make well informed financial decisions. The role players bring with them a unique combination of skills which combines education and coaching to bring about a fundamental mind set and behaviour change.

Education

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New Women New Yorkers


United States of America

New Women New Yorkers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization empowering young women immigrants from underserved communities in New York City. Through their programs they provide young women immigrants from underserved communities in New York City with the knowledge skills and support they need to recognize and develop their potential pursue better educational and professional opportunities and become role models and agents of change in and for their communities.

Other

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Oliberte Limited


Canada

Oliberte is a sustainable brand supporting workers rights in sub Saharan Africa. They believe in empowerment transparency and doing right by all. This means making premium quality products with a lifetime warranty and it means treating every employee everywhere in the world with respect. In 2009 they started off as a small footwear company partnering with factories and suppliers in Africa. Since then they gained enough momentum to launch our very own factory in 2012. They make every single pair of Oliberte shoes at this factory in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. In September 2013 they also became the world s first Fair Trade Certified footwear manufacturing factory.

Other

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Phulki


BD

Provides low cost day care facilities in Bangladesh to enable women to achieve economic emancipation without sacrificing the well being of their children.

Other

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Radio Nisaa


Palestinian Territory, Occupied

Radio Nisaa FM was launched in 2009 by Maysoun Odeh and the Womanity Foundation as the first women s Arabic language commercial radio station and multimedia website in the Middle East . Nisaa FM creates quality programming that caters to women and men across generations social statuses and geographic distances by offering a platform of cultural and social information discussion and entertainment and by voicing women s aspirations and opinions. Our radio waves overcome separation walls and cultural segregation and connect women to a supportive community that showcases inspirational role models and promotes their empowerment. The station also transforms the perception of women s role in society by highlighting their social engagement successes and creativity. In addition Nisaa FM seeks to train and employ women to facilitate their engagement in the mostly male dominated media industry.

Information, communication & technology

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Riverbank Filtration - TERI


India

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) is a leading think tank dedicated to conducting research for sustainable development of India and the Global South.TERI was established in 1974 as an information centre on energy issues. However over the following decades it made a mark as a research institute whose policy and technology solutions transformed people's lives and the environment.TERI's key focus lies in promotingClean energyWater managementPollution managementSustainable agricultureClimate resilience

Other

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SABEResPODER


United States of America

SABEResPODER (SEP) is a venture backed early stage Spanish language multimedia company running an independent network of educational touch points across the United States. SABEResPODER is best known for its presence in trusted community locations such as Latin American Consulates and Community Clinics where an engaged audience spends multiple hours interacting with its Latino Empowerment Network.

Education

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SAMRUDHI Micro Finance Society


For the millions of poor households in India who suffer from high rates of hunger and malnutrition and who lack access to credit from formal financial institutions the SAMRUDHI Micro Finance Society provides cost effective livelihood based collateral free financial services (such as microcredit) to rural and urban poor households. SAMRUDHI reverses the age old vicious cycle of low income low savings low investment and an expanding system of low income people through the injection of credit for livelihood investment more income more investment and more income.

Financial & Insurance activites

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Samunnati


India

Samunnati provides a range of innovative financial products & services to value chain actors and rural enterprises taking into consideration their unique financial and other service requirements.As a financial intermediary Samuunati will work with financial service providers like banks insurance companies payment service providers etc. to create a complete enabling ecosystem of financial services delivery at the front end.

Financial & Insurance activites

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SMV Wheels


India

We are a deferred payment cycle rickshaw social venture company that opened in April 2010. We offer a unique solution to cycle rickshaw drivers to become owners of their own vehicle by making just over a year of on time weekly repayments. SMV also provides vocational support to drivers such as license and number plate provision which legitimizes their professional standing. Drivers also get insurance which they typically do not have otherwise and the company solicits advertisers to use rickshaws and uses some of that capital to offset the cost of repayment for drivers whose vehicles are used.

Other

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Solar Ear


Brazil

Solar Ear manufactures low cost solar powered hearing aids with a workforce that is deaf. With a purchase price of only $100 (vs. equivalent products priced at $750) Solar Ear makes hearing aids available for low income people who could not otherwise afford one. In addition Solar Ear partners provides training education and employment opportunities for deaf people in the local communities they serve.

Energy

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Synergo


US

Synergo is an organization that empowers youth and adults to empower themselves. They discovered long ago that people learn best through their experiences so they created a company that utilizes individual and group experiences to assist our participants in the understanding of themselves and their relationships to others. They design and facilitate youth and adults through personal empowerment relationship/team building and organizational development programs which can be held on the challenge course at on site locations or in classroom/conference settings. In addition to their programs Synergo offers facilitator trainings designs installs and inspects challenge courses throughout the West and is a Professional Vendor Member (PVM) of the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT).

Real estate, design & building

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The Hood Incubator


The Hood Incubator was formed in Oakland in response to the wave of cannabis legalization happening in California and across the country. The Hood Incubator seeks to mobilize communities of color around the disproportionate impact of the war on drugs. The Hood Incubator advocates for policy reform on the local state and federal level from a perspective that centers low income communities and communities of color and they provide direct support to individuals and communities most impacted by the war on drugs to ensure they receive the maximum positive economic and political benefits from drug policy reform and cannabis legalization.

Human health & social work

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Tomato Jos


Nigeria

Tomato Jos is an African agricultural production company that believes in the power of farming and processing local food products for local consumption. Tomato Jos not only produces the best quality tomato products but we also leave a foot print in the lives of those we encounter every day.At Tomato Jos we understand the importance of the combination of both quality agricultural inputs and an expert team to educate the farmers on the application of these inputs.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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Whirlwind Wheelchair International


United States of America

Whirlwind Wheelchair International is a non profit social enterprise dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities in the developing world while promoting sustainable local economic development in the process. We work to make it possible for every person in the world who needs a high quality wheelchair to obtain one leading to maximum personal independence and integration into society. By giving wheelchair riders a central role in all aspects of our designs and projects Whirlwind ensures that our chairs are individually appropriate for each user and his or her respective environment. For thirty years in over 60 countries we have focused on producing durable low cost and highly functional wheelchairs. These chairs give riders the reliable and functional mobility they need to reach their full potential. Our active adult wheelchair design the RoughRider is used by 60000 riders traveling over every terrain that only the best of wheelchairs can cross from muddy village paths to rough pot holed urban streets.

Human health & social work

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WoWoman


Azerbaijan

WoWoman is a women empowerment platform, which creates the space and tools for woman to be able to follow the coolest, craziest and the most “impossible” dreams they have, live up to their full potential and Enjoy the process itself, by having special events / programs / projects / online platform to Dream, Dare, Inspire, Grow, Connect.

Other

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