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Foodcloud – Ireland

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][cmwizard menu="AboutUs"][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"] Project Facts 1 virtual food bank Weekly food runs €5,500 in food saved from landfills Plan for responsible food distribution eliminates worry about next meal In Ireland alone, nearly one billion tons of food ends up in the landfill every year. Yet nearly 15 percent of...

Conquering obstacles to employability – France

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][cmwizard menu="AboutUs"][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"] Project Facts 1,500 hours of training 7 job interview simulations 60 students find jobs/internships Seeing Possibilities It was a classic case of bad news/worse news. A staggering 23 percent unemployment rate for French youth age 18-25, as well as a bad economy and fierce competition for jobs...

Solar Ovens – Mexico

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][cmwizard menu="AboutUs"][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"] Project Facts 198 families impacted 62.5 percent reduction in wood use 4 new communities implement project Seeing Possibilities It’s a practice with high financial, health and environmental tolls, yet despite these burdens most families in rural Mexico still cook with wood simply because they see few other...

Creating jobs for the disadvantaged – Germany

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][cmwizard menu="AboutUs"][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"] Project Facts 1 jam-making venture 12 homeless individuals $2,000 in revenue Seeing Possibilities In the last decade water bottles sales have increased more than 500 percent, unfortunately the number of those bottles being recycled isn’t nearly as impressive – in Germany alone a staggering $300 million worth...

An environmentally friendly enterprise – Egypt

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][cmwizard menu="AboutUs"][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"] Project Facts 100 composting units established 324 tons of compost sold 54 percent increase in incomes Seeing Possibilities The city of Cairo produces a staggering two million tons of trash annually with half of it transported to a garbage collection district in Hay el Zabbaleen. Due to...

Business knowledge helps struggling weavers find success – Tunisia

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][cmwizard menu="AboutUs"][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"] Project Facts 1 association of female weavers 1 revitalized craft activity 120 percent increase in incomes Seeing Possibilities Skill wasn’t enough to equal success for the female artisans residing in the rural countryside of Kroumirie, Tunisia. In fact, the group seemingly had the odds stacked against them....

Making the most of limited food resources – Swasiland

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][cmwizard menu="AboutUs"][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"] Project Facts 140 disabled and HIV positive individuals 28 hectares of land $6,423 in vegetables sales Seeing Possibilities Poverty, illness and food insecurity run rampant for HIV positive women and the disabled living in Mzimpofu, Swaziland. Limited resources and seemingly more limited options have trapped these individuals...

New production methods raise pig farming profits – Thailand

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][cmwizard menu="AboutUs"][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"] Project Facts Limited pollution Insecticide-free vegetables Organic pork Seeing Possibilities Although pork is a culinary mainstay in Thailand, rising production costs, concerns about the impact pig farming has on the land and swine epidemics have caused many farmers in Thailand to suffer financially and many have ceased...

From victims to entrepreneurs – Brazil

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][cmwizard menu="AboutUs"][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"] Project Facts 25 formerly abused women 1 craft co-op 35 percent increase in incomes Seeing Possibilities It’s a statistic with far-reaching consequences: every minute in Brazil four women are abused and beyond the physical effects, many suffer high rates of depression, low self-esteem and unemployment. For some...

The business of better health – India

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][cmwizard menu="AboutUs"][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"] Project Facts 25 women turned entrepreneurs 17 slums 190 percent increase in incomes Seeing Possibilities Female reproductive health may not seem like a business issue, but when the SSCBS Enactus team learned that more than 70 percent of women in India have some sort of health problem...

Maintaining a silk-making practice and profits – Vietnam

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][cmwizard menu="AboutUs"][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"] Project Facts $800 generated 5 new retailers secured 1 silk-making tradition restored Seeing Possibilities It was a classic case of bad news/worse news. A staggering 23 percent unemployment rate for French youth age 18-25, as well as a bad economy and fierce competition for jobs primed this...

Jam venture helps break the homeless cycle – United Kingdom

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][cmwizard menu="AboutUs"][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"] Project Facts 1 jam-making venture 12 homeless individuals $2,000 in revenue In the United Kingdom it is estimated there are more than 400,000 homeless individuals. For the few who do manage to leave the streets, social isolation, struggles with work etiquette and a lack of personal...

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