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Featured strategic initiatives from our SI Fund I and SI Fund II portfolios.


China Migrants

Catalysing China's Nascent Charitable Sector

More than 150 million rural Chinese residents have migrated to China’s booming cities in search of work, in what is often referred to as the largest human migration in history. These rural-to-urban migrants are one of the most vulnerable populations in China’s cities. Due to China’s residence permit laws, rural-to-urban migrants are unable to benefit from social services and their children often face challenges in accessing quality education, the key to a brighter future in China’s... MORE

SECTOR

Economic Empowerment

LOCATION

China

LIVES CHANGED

8,231


China Social Sector Pioneers Initiative

China’s rising social sector

China’s stunning economic rise and massive societal shifts have led to a historically unprecedented drop in poverty levels. World Bank figures show that just twenty years ago, more than 727 million people in China, or 69 percent of the population, lived in extreme poverty. Today, that number is below 6 percent and dropping. In this same period of dramatic change, the social sector in China has been inventing itself, first through international support and now, increasingly, with the deployment... MORE

SECTOR

Economic Empowerment

LOCATION

China

LIVES CHANGED

31,068


Ecuador Economic Empowerment

Building the Capacity of Savings and Credit Cooperatives

In the coastal region of Ecuador, a large majority of people, ranging from 74 to 94 percent of the population, live below the national poverty line. Approximately 60 percent of households receive government assistance, and education and skill levels are low. As a result, these rural areas are unattractive to formal financial institutions, leaving small savings and credit cooperatives as the only alternative for provision of financial services. The Ecuador Economic Empowerment Initiative established... MORE

SECTOR

Economic Empowerment

LOCATION

Ecuador

LIVES CHANGED

1,996


North Haiti Environment

A Green Revolution

Deeply entrenched in wide-scale poverty, people in North Haiti’s Limbé Valley are left with few options beyond engaging in aggressive agricultural practices and felling trees for firewood and building materials. In the long-term, these destructive practices only serve to increase the economic vulnerability of the people who practice them. This Initiative partnered with five Haitian organisations to provide the resources and training needed to improve the economic, health and environmental... MORE

SECTOR

Economic Empowerment

LOCATION

Haiti

LIVES CHANGED

65,734


South Haiti Business Development

An Unsuccessful Attempt

Remittances are the primary source of Haiti’s foreign exchange, equalling nearly a quarter of GDP and more than twice the earnings from exports. Haiti suffers from high inflation, a lack of investment because of insecurity and limited infrastructure, and a severe trade deficit. Through an investment of US $300,000 over a three year period, this Initiative was expected to support women micro-entrepreneurs (WMEPs) through the production of organic foods and products for export to the US, Europe... MORE

SECTOR

Economic Empowerment

LOCATION

Haiti

LIVES CHANGED

700

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