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    Livelihoods and enterprise development

    "Let's help people to help themselves. By promoting alternative employment and income opportunities, women in the workplace, competitive products and services, and improved market access, projects around the world are providing the tools people need to improve their lives. "

    See what our Global Call projects have been up to

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      Global Plastic Waste Deposit and Tracking System, Empower
      Recycling plastic using blockchain

      Empower is building a digital solution to incentivise the collection of plastic waste and to track it throughout the supply chain.

      Empower website
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      Question Coffee 4 SDGs, Sustainable Growers
      Promoting women coffee farmers

      Sustainable Growers works to improve the livelihood of women farmers and their families by promoting local coffee consumption.

      Sustainable Growers website
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      The Mountain Partnership Products Initiative
      Every label tells a mountain story

      The Mountain Partnership Products Initiative has developed "narrative labels" which tell the story of the product and its role in local cultures, improving livelihoods of mountain communities and strengthening value chains.

      The Mountain Partnership website
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      Digital Farmer Service, Esoko
      Smart agriculture via mobile phones

      Esoko delivers rich localised agricultural content and market information to farmers via mobile phones and supports the digitisation of agricultural value chains and rural supply chains.

      Esoko website
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      Electronic Rickshaw Services by Women for Women, UN Women
      Women transforming e-rickshaw services

      The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) provided sustainable income to women by training them as entrepreneurial e-rickshaw drivers.

      UN Women website

    Find out about the projects from our Untold Stories

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      Our Home, Renewing Yangon, Doh Eain
      Improving livelihoods through heritage conservation

      Doh Eain (“Our Home”) preserves city heritage and public space projects, improving people’s livelihoods and supporting socio-economic growth across different neighborhoods.

      Doh Eain website
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      Asian Development Bank (ADB)
      Raising income levels of coastal communities

      The ADB provides sustainable livelihood alternatives to help local residents rise above the poverty line, whilst protecting environmental resources including mangrove forests, seagrass beds and coral reefs.

      Asian Development Bank website
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      Software Engineering Bootcamp, Hola<code/>
      Empowerment through Coding

      Hola Code works with migrants to unlock tech talent through a 5-month immersive software engineering bootcamp.

      Hola<code/> website
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      Women in Business, TechnoServe
      Making Markets Work for Women Entrepreneurs

      The Women in Business (WIN) programme facilitates the development of market solutions for low income, entrepreneurial women, in partnership with public and private sectors in Mozambique.

      TechnoServe website
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      Studio Hope, Arzu
      Empowering Afghan Women through Employment

      By subsidising the cost with revenue from the sale of carbon credits, Instituto Perene has enabled 26,000+ people across 491 communities to make meals using efficient cookstoves.

      Arzu website
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