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9 March, 2020 by 3W

Virunga Origins — Chocolate

Exporting a finished chocolate bar, thereby keeping the value addition in country to create equitable value chains.
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7 March, 2020 by 3W

T3 — Recycling in Kenya

Trash, Thread, Textile (T3): Recycling PET Bottles into Polyester Fibre (rPSF) through a shared-value company.
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17 January, 2020 by 3W

Wildlife Conservation via Smart Agriculture

In April 2012, The World We Want Foundation initiated support of COMACO -- Community Markets for Conservation. COMACO employs an innovative model to successfully combat deforestation, poaching, and poverty in Zambia. The unique model is the brain child of Dr. Dale Lewis, a zoologist who has worked in Zambia for 30 years and witnessed first-hand the shortfalls of traditional conservation models. Dr. Lewis decided to come at the problem by addressing the root cause of poaching and deforestation -- poverty, through smart agriculture. The model then goes one step further by providing a supply chain, value-added processing, and access to national markets through the brand "It's Wild".
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11 March, 2019 by 3W

Hydroelectricity Virunga National Park

Our focus is the economic sustainability of the park and region through investment in Virunga Energy, 60MW of free-flow hydro power, and the various enterprises such access to electricity enables.
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18 December, 2018 by 3W

Smart Electricity Solutions

Access to electricity is one of the keys to development, as it provides light, heat and power for productive uses and communication. Today 1.7 billion people in developing countries do not have access to electricity, most of them living in rural areas; 400,000,000 are in India alone. OMC Power offers these rural customers – both business and […]
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6 February, 2017 by 3W

Agricultural Finance

In order to move forward on two of our priorities in Latin America, Poverty Alleviation through Job Creation and Rainforest Preservation, we have partnered with Root Capital. This innovative organization utilizes a highly impactful model that not only increases the economic welfare of impoverished farmers and artisans, but also drives sustainable agriculture practices.
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16 November, 2015 by 3W

Impact Investing in Education

With a four year commitment, 3W is one of the founding investors of Acumen Fund's Education and Employability Portfolio. Through our work with Partners in Health in Haiti and Pratham in India, 3W funds specific education programs. Our collaboration with Acumen is slightly different in that the Acumen Fund invests in private-sector companies that can provide basic services to the bottom of the pyramid, profitably and, therefore, sustainably.
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12 November, 2015 by 3W

Smallholder Farmers: A Solution to Poverty

Smallholder farmers make up 75% of Africa’s poor. The vast majority live in remote areas of the continent, and are isolated from basic agricultural tools and trainings. As a result, they struggle to grow enough to feed their families, and face an annual “hunger season” of meal-skipping and substitution. In rural East Africa, 10% of […]
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4 May, 2013 by 3W

Sustainable Forestry

The New Forests Company has established itself as East Africa’s largest and most successful sustainable forestry plantation company with operations in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Mozambique.  The New Forests Company was founded in 2004 with the vision of creating a sustainable timber resource in East Africa amidst rampant deforestation. As one of the most fertile […]
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18 January, 2011 by 3W

Aquaculture in Haiti

One of 3W's areas of focus in Haiti is job creation and increased economic opportunity. The lack of jobs is a symptom of the shortage of viable industries. We have partnered with Caribbean Harvest, a Haitian non-profit established by Val Abe, to help grow the fresh water fishing industry. Not only will Caribbean Harvest create sustainable incomes and a high-protein local food source, but the organization has a strong social agenda.
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