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Climate Change

Not Just an Environmental Issue As printed in The Marketplace – May/June 2018 By Tariq Deen When we think about climate change we tend to focus on the environmental aspect

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A flavor sensation

Tanzanian firm partners with MEDA to grow farmers’ income By Mike Strathdee MOSHI, TANZANIA — Juan Guardado has abandoned several careers that could have made him quite well-to-do. Money has

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For a greener future

Kitchener group helps build more sustainable communities As printed in The Marketplace – May/June 2018 By Mike Strathdee Kitchener, ON — Mary Jane Patterson takes a long-term view when she

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Faith and kiwi farming

As printed in The Marketplace – May/June 2018 Three generations of the Kliewer family grow fruit on their central California farm. The Kliewers, members of the Reedley Mennonite Brethren Church,

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The economics of equality

MEDA gender pilot helps firms do well by doing the right thing By Mike Strathdee As Printed in The Marketplace – March/April 2018 When businesses in developing countries think about

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Helping by listening

MEDA volunteer business experts ask questions to help develop answers As Printed in The Marketplace – March/April 2018 Getting businesspeople to think of themselves as service providers was helpful, says

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Mango Time

Kenya vegetable packer helps small farmers expand into fruit production By Mike Strathdee As Printed in The Marketplace – March/April 2018 NAIROBI, KENYA – Jane Maina has a plan to

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Faith in the workplace

Pastor converts to value of churches helping with job training By Colin McCartney A while ago I had the opportunity to attend a job creation conference in Memphis. I have

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Up from the ashes

Celebrated fashion line raises funds for charity decades after firm’s demise By J.B. Miller As printed in The Marketplace – January/February 2018 High fashion ladies apparel is a fickle business.

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Maximizing purpose to grow profits

Businesses that take wholistic view are thriving By Mike Strathdee As printed in The Marketplace – January/February 2018 Businesses that want to grow lasting profits will embrace “triple bottom line”

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MEDA in Myanmar

Helping women in one of poorest countries of the world By Mike Strathdee As printed in The Marketplace – January/February 2018 MEDA is working to help 25,000 women in Myanmar,

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Building more Bridges

By Mike Strathdee As printed in The Marketplace – January/February 2018 Record donations from supporters, assisting 91 million families and praise from government funders were highlights of the past year

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Investing in better futures

By Mike Strathdee As printed in The Marketplace – November/December 2017 Neil Denison of MEDA’s Waterloo office shared the reflection below during a Sept. 11 staff meeting. People are prone

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Demine Robotics

Company develops robots to clear deadly land mines By Mike Strathdee As printed in The Marketplace – November/December 2017 For Richard Yim, building a business to speed up the elimination

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