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Photo of the Week 7/21/14

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Ñepi Behña (“Women of Dignity”), an IDEX partner based in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico, focuses on working with the tools that indigenous women have to better themselves and their communities in a sustainable way. Using a holistic approach, the self-guided members of the community work to build gender equality and create alternative economic opportunities through unique […]

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The Need for Economics from the Grassroots

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An economy based on endless growth and ever-increasing extraction is not sustainable. Too often, economic models that only serve the bottom line have left communities bereft of resources, environments destroyed and inequality heightened. The current economic framework doesn’t value anything beyond growing profits. But alternatives exist. Communities from California to Nepal have created new economic […]

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Photo of the Week 7/14/14

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Formerly known as the Angus Gillis Foundation (AGF), Ubunye Foundation was founded in 2002 by an independent charitable trust initiated by the owners of the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in order to support impoverished communities that lack services and development opportunities, like many of the local villages located on the outskirts of the reserve. Located […]

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A New Year, New Roles, and a New Face

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As we embark upon our new fiscal year, IDEX is excited to announce a changed staffing structure, as well as a new addition to the IDEX team. IDEX’s revised Theory of Change, produced with the critical input and consultation of our partners, has become our guiding document. Our internal staffing structure will reflect the new […]

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AGF is now Ubunye

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Our partner in South Africa, Angus Gillis Foundation, has now changed its name to Ubunye. Read their beautifully written letter to the community about why they changed their name below. For more on how their programs and staff remain unchanged despite the new name, see this PDF.

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Photo of the Week 6/18/14

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Women’s Awareness Center Nepal (WACN), an IDEX partner since 2004, empowers women throughout 5 districts of Nepal by starting savings and credit groups and cooperatives. Today, there are over 40 cooperatives operating with 25,000 women members, with a total of US $3 million in circulation. WACN’s work has changed the landscape of financial services for […]

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Photo of the Week 6/11/14

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IDEX partner since 2004, APROSADSE—Association for the Promotion of Health and Economic Development—works with indigenous farming families in the  remote, rural communities of San Martín Jilotepéque, Chimaltenango Guatemala. Founded with the purpose of addressing maternal mortality needs in an area with no health services, the organization currently addresses the needs of farming communities through programs […]

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Photo of the Week 6/3/14

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IDEX has been a proud member of the Zimbabwe Alliance since this collaboration of like-minded supporters was formed in 2009. Together, the Alliance partners work to strengthen civil society and promote the causes of democracy and human rights in Zimbabwe. In the July 2013 elections in Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe was reelected and his party […]

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Photo of the Week 5/29/14

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Impulse, an IDEX partner since 2013 and a recipient of an IDEX catalyst grant, is a non-profit human rights organization and the first organization to work against human trafficking in North East India. The focus of the organization is to combat the rampant human trafficking in the region. The victims of human trafficking are mostly children, […]

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Photo of the Week 5/20/14

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Educación por la Paz, or “EduPaz” (meaning Education for Peace) has been an IDEX partner since 2007. EduPaz originally provided health-related services and economic development to Guatemalan refugees who had fled Mexico during the brutal civil war. In recent years, EduPaz has expanded its work with indigenous Mayan communities in the most remote part of […]

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