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Yes! Magazine

Liz Brazile

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14 December 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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An Oakland nonprofit incubator, The Runway Project, addresses racial and economic injustices in entrepreneurship by offering flexible loans for people of color and low-income individuals looking to start a business. B...

The Epoch Times

Amindeh Blaise Atabong

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4 December 2018

Mfou, Cameroon

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Using old and worn-out tires, inmates at the Mfou Principal Prison in Cameroon are able to transform them into sandals that are sold across the world. With a drastic shortage of resources, the prison is often unable t...

Next City

Zoe Sullivan

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30 August 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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A nonprofit launched by formerly incarcerated men in New Orleans addresses some of the immediate challenges people face in the first 72 hours coming out of prison. The First 72 offers them a place to go, which can be ...

FastCompany

Eillie Anzilotti

21 August 2018

Guatemala

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Much of Guatemala's lands have been degraded due to a consistently burgeoning industrial market for palm oil and cattle farming. As a company that makes makeup using a variety of plants, beauty corporation Lush has co...

FastCompany

Eillie Anzilotti

17 August 2018

Afghanistan

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The U.S. beauty industry often relies on outsourced labor and markets in order to create products for their specific clientele. To affect change from the inside, one social entrepreneur started a fragrance company ded...

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Justin Higginbottom

14 August 2018

Laos

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Using the example of neighboring Thailand, Laos and Myanmar are encouraging a shift from farming opium to coffee, training farmers for the new crop and helping them exit the drug trade. Hundreds of farmers are current...

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Jared Brey

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13 August 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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The San Francisco Bay area is home to a number of crucial wetlands and streams that are quickly being impacted by climate change. For nearly two decades, however, elementary teachers and their students have been playi...

News Deeply

Robert Kibet

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10 August 2018

Chamari, Kenya

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When a national park was created in Kenya, the local Waata hunter-gatherer community was displaced and forced to take refuge elsewhere while also adapting to a farming lifestyle. Choosing to cultivate pineapples becau...

The Tyee

Erin Ward

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7 August 2018

Yarrow, British Columbia, Canada

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Canada is quickly approaching a farming shortage, as elder farmers look to retire from the practice with no succession plan in place for future generations. Yarrow Ecovillage, a land-sharing project, may be the answer...

NPR

Catherine Osborn

13 July 2018

Salvador, Brazil

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A start-up accelerator in Salvador, Brazil is aiming to support black-owned businesses through its business incubator resources. Dende Valley, named as a nod to Silicon Valley, is an accelerator that prioritizes and t...

The Guardian

Oliver Holmes

Hazem Balousha

5 July 2018

Gaza City, Palestine

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A coding academy in Gaza in the Occupied Territories trains young people computer skills and how to think like entrepreneurs, in a quest to offer alternative futures beyond endless conflict. With support from internat...

Yes! Magazine

Lornet Turnbull

29 June 2018

Kent, Washington, United States

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In a small town south of Seattle an organization called Living Well Kent, made up of immigrants, refugees, and people of color who dominate the region, decided that the best way to promote health in their area would b...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sarita Santoshini

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15 June 2018

Uganda

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Sylvia Acan, co-founded Golden Women vision, an organization that teaches Ugandan women to bake cakes with the aim of helping them improve their social economic status. Many of the women, like Acan, became victims o...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Thomas Maresca

12 June 2018

Pyongyang, North Korea

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More than 2,000 North Koreans have accessed entrepreneurship training through a Singaporean nonprofit called Choson Exchange, gaining exposure to market concepts such as pricing and branding -- often for the first tim...

News Deeply

Didem Tali

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17 May 2018

Pursat, Cambodia

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To combat potentially fatal hygiene practices, women in Cambodia have learned how to build and sell toilets, breaking into a historically male-dominated field. The small businesses have resulted in hundreds of sales w...

Apolitical

Tom Graham

16 May 2018

Bangladesh

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An intensive, long-term approach to solving poverty, piloted by an NGO in Bangladesh, has shown serious promise since its start in 2002. However, as the program is piloted in countries across the world, questions abou...

PBS NewsHour

Jeffrey Brown

17 April 2018

Green River, Utah, United States

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A nonprofit called Epicenter uses small-scale architecture and design projects to bring new life to Green River. The town of 950 people has experienced a loss of mining and other jobs. Ambitious young people typically...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Ann Babe

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6 April 2018

Zanzibar

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In Zanzibar, young women are overwhelmingly becoming entrepreneurs in order to combat the high rates of unemployment. “Women's increasing interest in self-employment is more pronounced than men’s: 20.8 compared to 12....

Yes! Magazine

Sammi-Jo Lee

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18 January 2018

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

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The Transplanting Tradition Community Farm, based outside of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, has given ethnic Karen, Chin, and Burmese immigrants families space to grow and sell food, as well as receive trainings and oth...

Ms. Magazine

Emily Sernaker

28 December 2017

Greenville, South Carolina, United States

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Young women face a unique set of challenges in school and as they transition into adulthood - from underrepresentation in school clubs and STEM subjects, to skewed perceptions on their clothing choices, to fewer busin...

The GroundTruth Project

Rachel Cramer

12 December 2017

Scandia, Minnesota, United States

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Sustainable agriculture and farming is on the rise on a national level, but it's not often so simple to get into the practice, especially for those that are new to the U.S. A farmer training program based in Washingto...

News Deeply

Wesley Lang’at

27 November 2017

Kipcherere, Baringo County, Kenya

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Environmental degradation and drought have led to conflict, poverty, and severe food insecurity in Kenya’s Baringo county. Hand In Hand International is helping communities rebound by offering training to women in ent...

Make Change

Neil Parmar

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16 November 2017

Lusaka, Zambia

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Food security is a major issue that both developed and developing countries face with increasing urgency as the world's population continues to rise; but the problem is not a shortage of food - it is usually more an i...

News Deeply

Gabriella Canal

8 November 2017

Cartagena, Colombia

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Time served in prison often means the end of opportunity and hope for the incarcerated, but a special restaurant run from within the San Diego women's prison in Cartagena is working to change that. The women are train...

Al-Fanar Media

Christian Locka

27 October 2017

Bangui, Central African Republic

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Since 2000 an estimated 550 children have been trained by the Union of Technicians for Unemployed Young People, a group that is trying to reintegrate child soldiers back into society. It’s not uncommon for child soldi...

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