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Fighting poverty with profit.

For more than 50 years in 100 countries, EnterpriseWorks/VITA (EWV) has worked to combat poverty by helping small producers and other entrepreneurs build sustainable businesses that create jobs and increase productivity, market opportunities and incomes. EWV achieves this by expanding access to appropriate technologies, technical assistance, knowledge and finance.

In 2009, EnterpriseWorks/VITA merged with Relief International further expanding the range of services it offers to those that need them most. The merged organization is currently working in more than 30 countries to combat global poverty through humanitarian and economic development programs based on sustainable, enterprise-oriented solutions.
Spotlight

Nepal, with its declining forest cover, yet strong history of community forestry, has significant potential to implement forest carbon projects.

Payment for Ecosystem Services: Developing Forest Carbon Projects in Nepal, a new publication developed by EnterpriseWorks/VITA in partnership with Terra Global Capital and the Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bioresources (ANSAB), summarizes the eligibility requirements under the various carbon markets and registries and presents basic carbon deal considerations in the Nepalese context.

Click here for a summary and to access the publication.

Latest News

September 23, 2013-
EnterpriseWorks will be attending The 2013 University of Oklahoma International WaTER Conference.
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March 11, 2012-
Game Changing Solutions Showcased by EnterpriseWorks at the World Water Forum.
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February 13, 2012-
Largest Carbon Credit for Cookstoves by the Gold Standard Registry Issued to EnterpriseWorks.
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June, 2011-
EWV hosts Wildlife Friendly® Enterprise Network Scaling-Up Workshop.
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October, 2010-
Unveiling of Innovative Rainwater Bag at World Water Week.
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November 11, 2009-
EWV's Nepal Project Featured in Aveda's Holiday Promotion.
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September 23, 2009-
EWV Water Filter Projects Highlighted at Clinton Global Initiative.
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August 22, 2009-
EWV Headquarters Moves to a New Location.
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July 1, 2009-
Announcing the Merger of EnterpriseWorks/VITA and Relief International.
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June 28, 2009-
EWV Conducts Training Workshop in Value Chain Cases in the Context of Conservation Marketing and Certification.
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May 19, 2009-
Haas Avocado Exports Boost Incomes in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania.
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May 1, 2009-
Diageo Foundation's Water for Life program distributes EWV water filter kits to schools and clinics in rural Uganda.
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March 4, 2009-
EWV Publishes Lessons on Community Enterprise Interventions for Landscape/Seascape Level Conservation.
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