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As bad nutrition is one of the main causes of vulnerability to disease, here is a case of a Social Business which aimed at  improving children's nutrition by selling healthy meals in the streets.

As bad nutrition is one of the main causes of vulnerability to disease, here is a case of a Social Business which aimed at improving children's nutrition by selling healthy meals in the streets.

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This post reminds of the awesome work Plan Canada is doing with their Because I am a Girl campaign, unleashing the power of Canadian girls - and everyone who matters to them - to claim a brighter, safer future for girls in the developing world.

This post reminds of the awesome work Plan Canada is doing with their Because I am a Girl campaign, unleashing the power of Canadian girls - and everyone who matters to them - to claim a brighter, safer future for girls in the developing world.

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BK Farmyards adapt existing open spaces in the city in form of backyards and open spaces to form a decentralized network of farmlands that are localized to the neighborhood.

BK Farmyards adapt existing open spaces in the city in form of backyards and open spaces to form a decentralized network of farmlands that are localized to the neighborhood.

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OneWorld Health develops safe, effective, and affordable new medicines for children and other vulnerable populations with infectious diseases in the developing world.

OneWorld Health develops safe, effective, and affordable new medicines for children and other vulnerable populations with infectious diseases in the developing world.

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One of the entries for the $300 House competition, the Slum Shop submission skillfully recognizes that it is resources and know-hows that people need, giving them the resources rather than actual design.

One of the entries for the $300 House competition, the Slum Shop submission skillfully recognizes that it is resources and know-hows that people need, giving them the resources rather than actual design.

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Aiming at low cost technology and building livelihoods through research, training, policy influence, and providing machinery and technological know-how transfer, Development Alternatives is a social enterprise that is comprehensive in its approach.

Aiming at low cost technology and building livelihoods through research, training, policy influence, and providing machinery and technological know-how transfer, Development Alternatives is a social enterprise that is comprehensive in its approach.

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Medellin was a crime capital, but in a decade, through the leadership of the government and ambitious building projects, crime rate has steadily decreases. (despite the recent rise..) Community buildings are key in the poorest neighborhoods.

Medellin was a crime capital, but in a decade, through the leadership of the government and ambitious building projects, crime rate has steadily decreases. (despite the recent rise..) Community buildings are key in the poorest neighborhoods.

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Riders for Health are mobilising thousands of health workers with reliable and well mantained motorcycles to ambulances so they can reach even the most remote communities

Riders for Health are mobilising thousands of health workers with reliable and well mantained motorcycles to ambulances so they can reach even the most remote communities

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One of the defining factors in pre-industrial production was the appearance of cottage industry manufacturing, utilizing excess labor between harvests to generate products like textiles.  These products could be distrbuted under a single brand.

One of the defining factors in pre-industrial production was the appearance of cottage industry manufacturing, utilizing excess labor between harvests to generate products like textiles. These products could be distrbuted under a single brand.

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Water is a big problem with regard to health and clean water is one of the best way to prevent disease.

Water is a big problem with regard to health and clean water is one of the best way to prevent disease.

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A lot of inspirations suggest to build a farming comunity, but do the locals have the ability to start a farm financially ? maybe Grameen can help them by dispersing the load of starting a farmland. Building slowly but surely.

A lot of inspirations suggest to build a farming comunity, but do the locals have the ability to start a farm financially ? maybe Grameen can help them by dispersing the load of starting a farmland. Building slowly but surely.

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Student social businesses: 1) help raise education funds, 2) promote learning by doing, building entrepreneurial skills, & 3) benefit the community, while raising student social awareness. Video below profiles some of these efforts in Africa.

Student social businesses: 1) help raise education funds, 2) promote learning by doing, building entrepreneurial skills, & 3) benefit the community, while raising student social awareness. Video below profiles some of these efforts in Africa.

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After reading Koos' inspiration about Colombia's informal economy, I wanted to learn more about informal economies and came across this interview with Steve Daniels, who spent time in Africa researching informal economies.

After reading Koos' inspiration about Colombia's informal economy, I wanted to learn more about informal economies and came across this interview with Steve Daniels, who spent time in Africa researching informal economies.

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Self Help Groups(SHG) are group of 12 to 20 women of the same socio-economic background who come forward voluntarily to work together for their own upliftment.

Self Help Groups(SHG) are group of 12 to 20 women of the same socio-economic background who come forward voluntarily to work together for their own upliftment.

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DanWatch, WikiLeaks and other similar are researching and auditing businesses, governments and organisations on a global scale, to try to make sure that they behave and follow local laws on ethics, workers safety, minimum wages, environmentalism...

DanWatch, WikiLeaks and other similar are researching and auditing businesses, governments and organisations on a global scale, to try to make sure that they behave and follow local laws on ethics, workers safety, minimum wages, environmentalism...

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