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Fair Trade Footwear: Sole Rebels
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Fair Trade Footwear: Sole Rebels

Sole Rebels are a fair trade company producing footwear from recycled car tyres and successfully exporting them worldwide. To find out a bit more ab…
30 October 2012Sole Rebels
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Desalination Innovation
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Desalination Innovation

Desalination is usually a hugely expensive and environmentally costly process, but this simple clay still just needs a little sunlight to render bra…
1 October 2012Gabriele Diamanti
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New hope for Cameroonians with heart problems
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New hope for Cameroonians with heart problems

By Richard Chowning In the central African country Cameroon, there are less than forty cardiologists for the country's twenty million inhabitants.…
3 August 2012Zainab Reza
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Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) - CHAI and HP Partnership
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Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) - CHAI and HP Partnership

In Kenya, an HIV positive infant who does not receive anti-retroviral treatment (ART) has less than a 50% chance of surviving to the age of 2. The C…
27 July 2012Zainab Reza
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Zidisha Helps Entrepreneurs in Remote Locations Access Credit
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Zidisha Helps Entrepreneurs in Remote Locations Access Credit

Entrepreneurs in low-income countries often face a dilemma: their business activities don't earn enough to support their families, but they lack the…
13 July 2011Zidisha
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M-PESA - Business developing social innovations
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M-PESA - Business developing social innovations

M-PESA is a Safaricom service which allows people to transfer money using their mobile phones. It has revolutionised money transfer in Kenya and sig…
22 February 2010Louise Pulford
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Organic Health Response
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Organic Health Response

The OHR is a team comprised of organic farmers, health workers, teachers and international medical and graduate students committed to addressing the…
20 April 2009Alex P Watson
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