The Butterfly Project is an unique project in Uganda, which trains up young people from the most remote rural villages and disadvantaged urban slum districts to become social entrepreneurs in Uganda, positioning them to play a leading role in nation building.
Eco-Maximus is a social enterprise established in Sri Lanka in 1997 by Thusitha Ranasinghe. The aim of Eco-Maximus is to enhance conservation, primarily that of the Sri Lankan elephants. Eco-Maximus uses the ‘Elephant Dung’ to produce paper and raise awareness to the tragic circumstances that surround the Sri Lankan Elephants. The company is improving the socio-economic situation that currently restricts under privileged people living in the rural area employing around 40 people in Pinawella.
Ekhi is a complementary currency established in Bilbao, Spain. It was created to empower the local community and offer a monetary alternative to the city and the region. It is actually innovative as there is a lot of strategies to be successfully on the market.
Published on April 24 by isabel Category: latin-america Bogotá, colombia, communities, economy, environment, RECICLADORES, Recicladores de colombia, recognition, recycling, sorting, Waste, Waste Pickers, Waste Pickers of Colombia
Millions of people worldwide make a living collecting, sorting, recycling, and selling materials that someone else has thrown away. Vital actors in the informal economy, waste pickers provide widespread benefits to their communities, their municipalities and the environment. For the past 22 years, the waste pickers of Colombia have been fighting for recognition of their work. “There are no borders for those who fight,” is the slogan that symbolizes the struggle of the more than 15 million waste pickers, who are facing global threats – against their lives, organization and towards the environment.
The Bristol Pound is a complementary currency that emerged in the city of Bristol. The Bristol Pound is the UK’s first city wide local currency, the first to have electronic accounts managed by a regulated financial institution, and the first that can be used to pay some local taxes. The Bristol Pound is run as a not-for-profit partnership between the Bristol Pound Community Interest Company and Bristol Credit Union.
Published on April 24 by isabel Category: europe Brixton, complementary currency, customers, europe, independent local shops, libra, libra esterlina, local trade, money, Pound, pounds sterling, production, reino unido, traders, uk
The Brixton Pound (B£) is money that sticks to Brixton. It’s designed to support Brixton businesses and encourage local trade and production. It’s a complementary currency, working alongside (not replacing) pounds sterling, for use by independent local shops and traders. The B£ gives local traders and customers the chance to get together to support each other and maintain the diversity of the high street and strengthen pride in Brixton.
A grass roots community development project helping Sapa’s children and young people gain fair access to education and employment that organises authentic, responsible treks and homestays in Sapa, Vietnam. Sapa O’Chau consists of a busy trekking company, a cafe, a handicraft shop and a boarding facility with enrichment lessons conducted by volunteers. The trekking business is staffed by ex-students and other young people from the local communities.
Published on April 10 by isabel Category: asia acid attack, acid attack survivors, asia, ataque con ácido, female acid attack survivors, India, New Delhi, nonprofit, sobrevivientes de ataque con acido, Stop Acid Attacks
Sheroes Hangout is a café in Agra, India, founded to empower acid attack survivors. It is the world’s first café chain run by female acid attack survivors. The café opened in December 2014 and was founded by Stop Acid Attacks, a New Delhi-based nonprofit. Sheroes aims to create awareness about acid attacks and to foster confidence in acid attack survivors.
Azizi is a Swahili word that means ‘precious,’ ‘treasured’ or ‘excellent’ and it is our belief that every person’s life is Azizi. In September 2008 Azizi Life was registered as an independent business in Rwanda, and began trading.
Azizi Life sells some of the most beautiful handmade products in the world, sales are not actually their primary purpose.
Azizi life uses art to give you the opportunity to meet and get to know some amazing artists and their communities there in Rwanda, and they give the artists the opportunity to connect to a much larger market.
A fair-trade certified handloom company that engages the traditional Sri Lankan community of handloom weavers in bringing to you products handmade with 100% cotton and infinite measures of skill and devotion.
The tradition of the loom takes its roots at the very inception of Sri Lankan history. Today the industry faces decline due to various reasons ranging from the lack of skilled experience, uncompetitive market prices, outdated designs and lack of infrastructure and technology.
Selyn takes on this challenge to revive their heritage and extend its benefits to their rural women and men. Their fundamental values stems from the very foundation of their organization. They are primarily committed to quality and to innovative design.
An organisation based in Reykjavík, Iceland and founded under Icelandic law. Its purpose is to promote electronic collaborative democracy around the globe and to develop the software needed for that purpose.
Its formation can be traced back to the Icelandic financial crash in 2008 when development of the software started although the Foundation itself wasn’t formally founded until 2010.
The main focus has been on developing a web based democracy tool called Open Active Democracy (OAD), which it uses for its democracy building projects which are: Better Reykjavík, Shadow Parliament (Iceland only) and the international project Your Priorities.
Circo Para Todos (Circus for All) is a non-profit organization created in Cali, Colombia, in 1995. Its mission is to support the social and economic integration into society of disadvantaged children and youth. By teaching them the circus arts as a profession, Circo Para Todos aims to empower them and offer a positive future path.
The Al Rowwad Cultural and Theater Training Center is an independent non-political and non-governmental association in the Aida refugee camp in Bethelhem, Palestine.
Al Rowwad was founded in 1998 by Abdelfattah Abusrour as an essential way to give children a means for self-expression and resilience under the harsh realities of the Israeli occupation.
Alrowwad, initiator of “Beautiful Resistance,” is an independent, dynamic, community-based not-for-profit organization which strives to empower children and women by targeting behavior, knowledge, concepts and practices through creative and non-violent means.