Improving Child Health in Nigeria Through Education, Awareness and Quality Water and Sanitation Products

Aimcare, a Nigerian social enterprise focusing in hygiene education, has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to facilitate access to clean water and sanitation to 200,000 low-income Nigerians in rural areas through its WaterEase platform by 2024. In addition, it will educate 300,000 low-income rural Nigerians on hygiene, sanitation and waste management practices through its Extensive Health Education programs and provide 50,000 women with maternity/birth kits. In tandem, Aimcare will provide employment opportunities to 100 low-income female distributors.  Launched in 2008, BCtA aims to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)…

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New charity aims to create new type of investor to benefit communities across Scotland

Scottish Communities Finance Ltd – a new Community Benefit Society based in Edinburgh that aims to mobilise ordinary people across Scotland to reinvest in their communities – is being launched today. SCF’s aim is to assist Scotland’s place-based communities and thematic communities to become more viable and more vibrant – including by supporting local job creation, regeneration and improved local services. “We believe that encouraging ordinary people to reinvest back into their communities – by pooling their financial resources in a community loan fund and lending this out to community…

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Student Competition set to match profit with purpose

Students at Edinburgh’s Universities will devise new business ideas to tackle global challenges and pitch them to a panel of industry leaders in the second year of #makeyourmark. The two-day competition challenges undergraduates to match profit with purpose by using commercial ideas to tackle inequalities and transform local communities. Running on the 24-26 October, #makeyourmark will involve undergraduate students from the Business School, School of Law, Edinburgh College of Art, and the School of Literatures, Languages and Culture. They will be tackling challenges such as homelessness, child labour, isolation and…

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