Nijera Cottage and Village Industries (NCVI) is a worker- and artisan-owned social enterprise that represents groups that work in kantha (quilts made using a certain type of embroidery), shibori (a Japanese method for dyeing cloth that is similar to tie-dye), dyeing and indigo production in Rangp
Small acts of kindness can make a big difference in someone's life - Ranjit Talukder's story is a great example of this.
Poverty-Fighting Organization Underscores Importance of Follow-through by Garment Industry, Others
(May 20, 2013) UPDATE: Following assessments, CARE emergency teams in Myanmar and Bangladesh found that Cyclone Mahasen caused little damage as it passed over coastal Bangladesh and spared Myanmar almost entirely.
UPDATE: Cyclone Mahasen hit Bangladesh's southern coast on Thursday morning, while heavy rains and strong winds lashed neighboring Myanmar.
DHAKA/YANGON (May 14, 2013) - As Tropical Cyclone Mahasen moves across the Bay of Bengal towards Bangladesh and Myanmar, the humanitarian organization CARE is ready to provide emergency assistance to affected communities in both countries.
In Africa, the majority of food is grown by women, yet women own less than 2 percent of the world’s land, access only 10 percent of agricultural credit, and are routinely – systematically?
"For one to be productive, you need to have access to resources and to markets," says Henry Swira. "And it's easier for men to have access to resources, because that's how traditionally it's been constructed, when actually it is women who do 70 per cent of the work in the field."