Enterprise Brief: Nuru Energy

Published: 31 August 2013
Nuru Energy provides portable rechargeable lights and the first commercially available pedal power generators, giving rural communities energy for their daily activities. By introducing an affordable alternative to kerosene, the enterprise also helps reduce CO2 emissions. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Agroforestry Practices and Economic Empowerment

Published: 31 August 2013
Agroforestry Practices and Economic Empowerment targets farmers through community groups, enabling them to plant native trees, fruit tree species and various crops that are sold through the local grocery markets. While generating income for its participants, the enterprise contributes to forest conservation. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Awamu Biomass Energy Ltd.

Published: 31 August 2013
Awamu Biomass Energy Ltd. produces and distributes micro-gasifier improved cookstoves that use renewable energy from readily available dry organic waste. The enterprise is also increasing agricultural profitability and sustainability through the environmentally responsible production of fuel for the stoves. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: BanaPads

Published: 31 August 2013
BanaPads produces comfortable sanitary pads from natural agricultural waste materials. They are low-cost, 100 % biodegradable, locally made, safe and hygienic. The enterprise aims to reduce absenteeism among schoolgirls in rural and poor communities, create a distribution network of female entrepreneurs and establish sustainable independent micro-businesses. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Blessed Bee for Life

Published: 31 August 2013
The beekeeping enterprise Blessed Bee for Life provides farmers with tools and equipment for beehives, teaches them about beekeeping and helps them sell their honey products. Women are fully integrated into production, reducing not only poverty but also environmental degradation. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Busia Waste to Energy-Eco-briquette Production Enterprise

Published: 31 August 2013
Busia Waste to Energy-Eco-Briquette Production Enterprise provides an alternative energy source produced from local waste resources such as maize cobs and charcoal dust. This helps reduce deforestation, improve the use of waste and promote sustainable development through job creation in Busia. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Cocoa Project

Published: 31 August 2013
Green Organic Watch Growers Cooperative Society Ltd promotes certified organic cocoa production, promoting sustainable farming practices so farmers can tap into speciality export markets. While continuously improving smallholder farms in terms of production, productivity and quality, the enterprise contributes to sustainable agricultural and green business development. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Growing a Sustainable Future: Sustain for Life Hospital Gardens

Published: 31 August 2013
Sustain for Life demonstrates sustainable agriculture techniques to produce nutritious food for hospitals while training vulnerable and marginalised community members, mainly women. The enterprise improves livelihoods at two locations in southwest Uganda and creates new markets by selling surplus food. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: GRS Commodities Ltd

Published: 31 August 2013
GRS Commodities Ltd. promotes off-grid renewable bio-energy in Uganda and the surrounding Great Lakes region. The enterprise applies waste-to-energy concepts which utilise biomass in rural communities while also focusing on better waste utilisation farms, with the goal of energy recovery and cleaner agricultural production. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Tia Nuru

Published: 31 August 2013
Tia Nuru enables and empowers individuals through consultation, educational events and training in how to build sustainable living systems. In this way, the enterprise reduces the environmental footprint of their customers while promoting new services to the local community and preserving local resources. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Josmak International (U) Ltd

Published: 31 August 2013
Pumpkin Value Addition Enterprise provides training on pumpkin value addition skills, marketing and financial management to vulnerable groups of women, encouraging them to start their own businesses. In the mentoring it provides for pumpkin growing, the enterprise promotes sustainable agricultural practices. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Trees for Global Benefit

Published: 31 August 2013
Trees for Global Benefit is a cooperative carbon offsetting scheme linking farmers in Uganda to the voluntary carbon market, combining carbon sequestration with rural livelihood improvements through small-scale, farmer-led, agricultural and forestry projects while reducing pressure on natural resources in forest reserves. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Dichung.vn

Published: 31 August 2013
Dichung.vn is an online platform that helps reduce traffic jams and environmental pollution in urban areas of Vietnam. An easy-to-use website and application connect users so they can share empty seats on various types of vehicles and so reduce carbon emissions. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Solar Serve

Published: 31 August 2013
Solar Serve specialises in the manufacture and distribution of solar cookstoves and clean cookstoves. Customers benefit from reduced costs for fuels and improved health, while pressure on the environment is decreased due to the reduction of deforestation and carbon emissions. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: New Sun Road

Published: 31 August 2013
Southeast Asia Renewable & Adaptive Energy (SEA-RAE) provides sustainable energy infrastructure for small, remote communities in Southeast Asia. It supplies grid technologies such as photovoltaic arrays and hydro-energy harvesters that are adapted to the needs of local communities and increase their resilience to climate change. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: PROVOKAME

Published: 30 August 2013
PROVOKAME produces innovative 100 % biodegradable plates made from natural fibres and recycled paper, which are also implanted with seeds. The enterprise trains and employs local women from rural areas in the plate production process. The plates are distributed via supermarket chains and organic shops. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Fundación Un Litro de Luz Colombia

Published: 30 August 2013
Litre of Light Colombia produces ecological light bulbs made from PET plastics. Bottles are filled with water and bleach and then installed on the roofs of houses. Each bottle creates the light equivalent of a 60 W light bulb without requiring electricity. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Gogle Energy Saving Stoves and Engineering

Published: 30 August 2013
Gogle Energy Saving Stoves produces improved cookstoves and briquettes in Ethiopia. It works in partnership with international agencies and state institutions, helping to reduce deforestation and contributing to the shift towards clean energy while providing income for local communities. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Pollinate Energy

Published: 30 August 2013
Pollinate Energy trains local community members to become micro-entrepreneurs and helps them build clean energy businesses. Entrepreneurs are provided with small-scale solar systems and other clean energy products, which they sell to slum residents who would otherwise rely on kerosene. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Sustaintech

Published: 30 August 2013
Sustaintech distributes fuel-efficient, smokeless cookstoves to vendors of street food and to small commercial kitchens. Customers benefit from significant cost savings for firewood and improved health. At the same time, the environment benefits from reduced greenhouse gas emissions and less deforestation. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Tamul Plates Marketing

Published: 30 August 2013
Tambul Leaf Plates sells biodegradable disposable dinnerware made from the fallen sheath of the areca nut palm. The dinnerware reduces pollution and deforestation while local communities gain a livelihood through its production and sale. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Au Grain de Sésame

Published: 30 August 2013
Au Grain de Sésame, a locally based enterprise, runs environmental arts and crafts workshops training women in vulnerable situations. The approach uses a new design concept based on an innovative technique for recycling paper. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: High Atlas Foundation

Published: 30 August 2013
High Atlas Agriculture (HAA) aims to export organic farming products to generate a revenue stream that assists rural communities throughout the entire agricultural development cycle: nurseries, irrigation, training, organic certification and marketing. It will thus increase household incomes for rural families while preserving natural resources. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: moWoza

Published: 30 August 2013
moWoza is a mobile marketplace that allows informal cross-border traders and SMEs to access price information, order and pre-pay for inventory, receive delivery status notifications and access credit using their mobile phones. By empowering women, it improves their livelihoods and bolsters their business activities. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: The Dried Fish/Food Company

Published: 30 August 2013
The Dried Fish/Food Company (DFC) manages a value-added fish and food processing facility focused on solar-dried products. In partnership with a women entrepreneurs’ organisation, the enterprise provides day-to-day food for rural and urban communities, proactively managing food security and reducing the economic gender gap. Read more
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