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Help Girls Move from Gangs to Restaurants in L.A.
Support cooking classes for up to 28 disadvantaged young women that could lead to full time employment at Homegirl café, a full service restaurant in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.

Location: United States | Need: $15,000
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GlobalGiving Fund
This fund allows donors to contribute to a general fund that will be used to provide matching funds and other grant incentives for the projects in our catalog.

Location: United States | Need: $500,000
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Protect and Invest in Farmers from Ghana
Insure a farmer against weather shocks and invest in agriculture. This project provides maize farmers with rainfall insurance and capital inputs for their farms.

Location: Ghana | Need: $15,000
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Ergonomic benches for Guatemalan backstrap weavers
This project: teaches carpenters how to make the ergonomic bench. It trains weavers to use the bench to protect their health and increase their income potential, while also preserving weaving culture.

Location: Guatemala | Need: $8,000
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Profit for Poor Farmers
The creation of a cooperative dal (lentil) processing business to be owned by local farmers. This market-based intervention stands to improve incomes 50+% for over 1,000 tribal families

Location: India | Need: $17,000
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Improving Food Security for Tribal Farmers
Enable 5,000 poor tribal households of Udaipur region to shift onto better agriculture practices, and ensuring the resource-poor communities sustainable livelihood and enhance food security.

Location: India | Need: $40,000
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Build Sustainable Housing for Families in Africa
In sub-Saharan Africa, the struggle to obtain decent housing plunges millions of families into a vicious circle of poverty. Association la Voûte Nubienne (AVN) offers a solution to this problem, based on three principles: A Roof + A Skill + A Market. AVN organises the training and support of local teams to promote this solution on a large-scale so that families can acquire affordable, sustainable, and decent housing, at the same time improving their economic conditions and quality of life.

Location: Burkina Faso | Need: $50,000
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Help 500 Rural Haitian Families Fight Hunger
"Feeding Families" is a sustainable farm project to help 500 families address hunger in Haiti through vegetable gardens, fruit tree plantings, and the breeding of goats, rabbits and chickens.

Location: Haiti | Need: $67,800
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Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving
Women learn to weave beautiful carpets, preserving their ancient Persian traditions. Carpet sales earn women income to support themselves and their families.

Location: Afghanistan | Need: $11,367
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BRAC Safe Spaces & Loans for Girls in Tanzania
BRAC's project will provide 500 girls in Tanzania with 20 safe spaces, education and micro loans to help them lead confident, self-reliant, dignified lives. BRAC manages a similar program in Uganda.

Location: Tanzania, United Republic of | Need: $90,000
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