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We need a full story on this wonderful, uplifting for-profit social enterprise fighting to end energy poverty. From Waka Waka's website: WakaWaka ('Shine Bright' in Swahili) develops, manufactures and markets high-tech, low-cost solar powered lamps and chargers that are indispensable products both in the developing world and in the West.
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FUTUREPERFECT Storytelling Platform fostering innovation by sharing uplifting stories-for-good in many languages
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This looks like a goldmine for AIM2Flourish story ideas! http://www.goethe.de/ins/cz/prj/fup/enindex.htm From their website: The world is in need of ideas for a better, more sustainable future, but ideas are not enough. FUTUREPERFECT, an international and multilingual internet platform, tells the stories of individuals, initiatives, organizations, and businesses that have moved from ideas to action. In implementing new practices and reinvigorating old ones, these cooperatives, companies or communities are actively working towards a better future in the present. Their focus is not on economic growth but on sustainable prosperity. They move beyond searching for the best technology, instead asking for better ways of life.
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Lucky Iron Fish improving nutrition Providing a simple solution to iron deficiency in Cambodia
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In Cambodia, much of the population is iron deficient. This preventable condition can lead to anemia, weakness, impaired cognitive ability, compromised physical development in children, and increased risk of illness. It can even lead to death. The "Lucky Iron Fish" is used in cooking to prevent iron deficiency.
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BIOFASE has developed a unique technology widely recognized worlwide. BIOFASE has patented a process to produce bioplastic made from avocado seed. By this method BIOFASE has acomplished the production of bioplastic products with minimal effect on the environment with a carbon negative impact. http://www.biofase.com.mx/ Aprovechan la semilla del aguacate, que es el desecho de la industria aguacatera, reintegrándola en a la cadena productiva transformandola en resinas de bioplástico, que reemplazan al plástico convencional como polipropileno, polietileno, Usando tus propias máquinas de inyección, termoformado o soplado puedes reemplazar las dañinas resinas de plástico regular por resinas biodegradables de BIOFASE. Con las resinas biodegradables de BIOFASE se puede fabricar una enorme variedad de artículos, como empaques, botellas, bolsas, cubiertos, etc.
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ToastBack ensuring water projects are funded all over the world.
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ToastBack is with a drink gifting app that raises money for clean water projects by making it easy to send friends drinks. Every drink sends a donation to help bring clean water to people in need.
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Lucky Iron Fish improving nutrition Providing a simple solution to iron deficiency in Cambodia
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In Cambodia, much of the population is iron deficient. This preventable condition can lead to anemia, weakness, impaired cognitive ability, compromised physical development in children, and increased risk of illness. It can even lead to death. The "Lucky Iron Fish" is used in cooking to prevent iron deficiency.
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Submitted by Claire Sommer
Published on November 30, 2015
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Rustbelt Reclamation fostering innovation by crafting furniture and furnishings entirely within the United States utilizing locally salvaged materials. Equally important, they believe products should be built to last, not to be thrown away. They pride ourselves on building heirloom-quality products that are designed and built to endure for generations, just as the materials we use have endured for generations.
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Cleveland-based Rustbelt Reclamation http://www.rustbeltreclamation.com/
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Eliza Somsel and 1 other like this.
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  • David Cooperrider
    David Cooperrider  ·  December 6, 2015
    Its also interesting to think about how doing good and doing well as a business not only helps the world, but serves to help individuals inside the business to flourish in their own lives. What's intriguing to me is that when a business helps nature to thrive...  more
  • Chris Laszlo
    Chris Laszlo  ·  December 4, 2015
    This is an excellent example of recycling and reusing local materials for high quality products. WE can expect to see more of these business opportunities in the future -- an example of doing well by doing good