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Hurricane Season Begins Today, But Bacardi Supports Recovery Year Round

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June 1 marks the official start of hurricane season and serves as a reminder that the recovery after a storm is a long journey. One that family-owned Bacardi Limited continues to support year round through its collaboration with global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps.

Using Technology to Protect Vulnerable Communities

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In 2017, Cisco launched a five-year, $10 million partnership with Mercy Corps called “Technology for Impact.” The aim was to combine Cisco’s resources and technology with Mercy Corps’ extensive experience in the humanitarian sector to accelerate scale and social impact. Now in its third year, Tech for Impact has reached nearly seven million people in 29 countries.

Stories of Positive Impact Pour in at Cisco Live Barcelona

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In 2016, Cisco committed to positively impact one billion lives by 2025. We will achieve this goal through our social impact grants to nonprofits and our signature corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs, like Cisco Networking Academy. Four years into our commitment, we are 47 percent of the way toward our goal (469 million lives impacted).

How Bacardi and Mercy Corps Help Caribbean Businesses like Kaffeina Recover

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Small businesses are at the heart any community and their success feeds into the economic development of their neighborhood. That’s why, more than two years after the devastating hurricane season that included Hurricanes Maria and Irma, Bacardi and Mercy Corp continue to support the recovery of small and medium-sized businesses in the Caribbean. Among them is Kaffeina, a small bistro with European Caribbean influences located in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico.

Xylem Watermark Provides Funds to Address Urgent Water Needs of Refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

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Bangladesh is experiencing one of the worst humanitarian crises in history. Since August 2017, Bangladesh has seen an unprecedented influx of Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. Among the nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees now residing in the overcrowded camps and settlements in Cox’s Bazar district, 55% are children under the age of 18 and 52% of adults are women.

The Real HAVANA CLUB and Bacardi Limited Support Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts Through Special Performance of Their Sold-Out Theatrical Production, “The AMPARO™ Experience”

All proceeds raised are in addition to the $1 Million previously pledged by Bacardi to support Bahamas relief efforts
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MIAMI, October 2 2019 /3BL Media/ – Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, The Real HAVANA CLUB’s “The AMPARO™ Experience,” announced today that it will host a special performance of its sold-out show on Wednesday, October 16 to help raise funds to aid in hurricane relief and recovery efforts. For this effort, The Real HAVANA CLUB has partnered with Mercy Corps in its disaster relief efforts to provide urgent assistance and aid to the Bahamas.

Bacardi and Mercy Corps Team Up to Support Small Businesses in the US Virgin Islands, Sint Maarten Through Free Mentoring and Innovation Challenge

Share innovative ideas, receive free business mentoring, and enter to win cash prizes of up to $5,000.00
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ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands and GREAT BAY, St. Maarten, August 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ — After the 2017 storms, small businesses are still struggling to recover. The global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps and Bacardi, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, are launching the Caribbean Innovation Challenge 2019, a competition to award business innovation and strengthen businesses on the islands, entrepreneurs can win up to $5,000 USD. 

Data Science to Improve Foresight and Decision Making in the Humanitarian Sector

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This post was written by guest blogger Alexa Schmidt, Senior Technology for Impact Program Manager, Mercy Corps.

The organization I work for—Mercy Corps—strives to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression through economic development and emergency relief programs around the world. This work has always been challenging.

World Refugee Day: Taking Steps for the Globally Displaced

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What if San Francisco was suddenly empty? Or New York City? Or both? Imagine over 9 million people fleeing their homes, families and friends, schools, and jobs—leaving two of the United States’ most populous cities nearly empty. Our world would look different—we would notice and want to know what’s going on. We would want to help.

Bacardi and Mercy Corps Dive into Puerto Rico Clean Up Efforts

500 pounds of trash and dangerous fishing line removed at popular scuba spot
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Driving tourism back to Puerto Rico is a business priority as it continues to feel the effects of a devastating hurricane season in late 2017. Known for its pristine beaches and colorful coral reefs, restoring life underwater is among the many ways Bacardi and Mercy Corps are helping promote tourism, a major source of income for many communities on the island. With funding by Bacardi and others, Mercy Corps teamed up with residents, business owners and tourists for two underwater clean ups at Rompeolas, a popular spot for snorkeling and scuba diving.

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