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StarShea Nonprofit in Ghana Becomes an Independent Social Business With Technology and Services Donated from SAP

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WALLDORF , November 7, 2013 /3BL Media/   As part of SAP’s commitment to help build more sustainable economies, four years ago PlaNet Finance and SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) came together to form the StarShea Network. Now the non-profit collective has transitioned to an incorporated, stand-alone business.

Financing Brings Opportunity to Africa

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Economic development is welcome in any part of the world, but especially in emerging economies. In these areas, financing new business is often a struggle due to a lack of lending institutions or lending policies. That's where Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation (Cat Financial) comes in.

Mondelez International Sends Employees on Mission to Cocoa Communities in Ghana

Nine "Joy Ambassadors" from Seven Countries Debut Skills-Exchange Program
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DEERFIELD, Ill., Oct. 10, 2013 /3BL Media /PRNewswire/ -- Mondelez International, the world's pre-eminent maker of chocolate, biscuits, gum, candy, coffee and powdered beverages, is sending nine employees from around the world to learn and serve in cocoa-farming communities in Ghana.  The pilot Joy Ambassadors program gathers employees from seven countries – Brazil, China, the U.S., the U.K., Russia, Sweden and Switzerland – to learn directly from cocoa communities about their successes and challenges, while sharing employees' diverse business skills. 

Dow and CDC Development Solutions Partner to Develop Sustainable Solutions for Ghanaian Enterprise

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Washington, D.C., September 27, 2013 /3BL Media/ – This week, The Dow Chemical Company, in collaboration with CDC Development Solutions (CDS), fielded 35 talented employees to offer pro bono consulting to local nonprofit organizations, social entrepreneurs, government agencies and educational institutions in Ghana.

First Impressions of Africa

TransCanada employees share their experiences while on secondment in Ghana and Zambia
Blog

It’s not every day that your employer serves you fried caterpillars with lunch.

But it’s what TransCanada employee Tim Hirtle recently ate while working with Forest Fruits Ltd., a company that produces Zambezi Gold organic honey and provides a sustainable income to more than 6,000 beekeepers in rural Zambia.

“They make lunch every day for all the workers. The owner’s wife is a nurse, so she makes sure to balance the nutritional content of the lunches throughout the week,” says Tim. “I totally just ate fried caterpillar with lunch today.”

World Water Week Just Passed. Did You Notice?

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Today, 780 million individuals still live without access to clean and safe water sources. Two and a half billion people lack access to improved sanitation facilities. One billion people defecate in the open.  Is that too much information?

Which leads me to ask why do I, or you as a business professional, care?

Amway Seeks Coveted Position at SXSW: VOTE TODAY

Program will feature empowerment of African women
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The Colors of Health and Hope

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by David Marbaugh

Courtenay Fields, a member of our sales team from North Carolina, served as a Connecting Hearts Abroad ambassador in Tanzania in 2011—the first year of our global volunteer program that deploys Lilly employees from around the world to serve in impoverished communities for two weeks. Can 14 days really make a difference? We think so. But you decide after reading her story.

IBM, USAID and CDC Development Solutions Spearhead a New Approach to Public-Private Partnership

IBM Helps Ghana’s Ministry of Health Work Smarter
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By Brandon Soloski

With a growing proportion of Ghana’s GDP devoted to health care, and with the cost associated with the delivery of medicines and other health services on the rise, The Ghanaian Ministry of Health had a problem. Actually, a few:

Innovative Cocoalink Mobile Technology Program Expands To Cote d’IVOIRE

Summary: 
  • Program to Improve Livelihoods of 100,000 Cote d’Ivoire Cocoa Farmers
  • CocoaLink Supports Digital Literacy and Community Programs that Create Opportunities for Women in West Africa
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  • Program to Improve Livelihoods of 100,000 Cote d’Ivoire Cocoa Farmers
  • CocoaLink Supports Digital Literacy and Community Programs that Create Opportunities for Women in West Africa

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