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The Ocean Agency is a Nonprofit That Accelerates Ocean Conservation Action Through Innovation and Technology

The Ocean Agency is a Nonprofit That Accelerates Ocean Conservation Action Through Innovation and Technology

In a Nutshell: After spending a decade in advertising, Richard Vevers took his experience out on the water and created The Ocean Agency. The nonprofit serves as an advertising agency for the ocean, raising awareness through visually engaging and informative campaigns that lead to ocean conservation action. The organization has teamed up with big names, including Google, NOAA, and Adobe, among others for campaigns that have led to an Emmy-winning documentary on The Ocean Agency and... read more »

The FINCA Impact Finance Network Spans the Globe to Provide Socially Responsible Microfinance Services

The FINCA Impact Finance Network Spans the Globe to Provide Socially Responsible Microfinance Services

In a Nutshell: FINCA Impact Finance (FIF) is a company engaged in socially responsible banking and microfinance services to help low-income individuals and businesses around the world. It runs a network of 20 subsidiary community-based banks that offer loans, savings, money transfers, and other services, increasingly using financial technology. And it pays close attention to customer feedback concerning its outreach, usage, and impact. FIF and its majority shareholder FINCA... read more »

The Water Project Provides African Communities with Access to Clean Water and Education to Help Combat Poverty, Disease, and Hunger

The Water Project Provides African Communities with Access to Clean Water and Education to Help Combat Poverty, Disease, and Hunger

In a Nutshell: The Water Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that builds, repairs, and maintains thousands of water access points in sub-Saharan Africa. The organization has improved the lives of more than 520,000 people to date. By bringing clean water resources and hygiene and sanitation education to impoverished areas, The Water Project helps combat poverty, disease, and hunger. Its operations are dependent on financial donations, so the next time you check your credit... read more »

60+ Million Micro-Merchants in India Have Limited or No Access to Capital — ftcash is Changing That

60+ Million Micro-Merchants in India Have Limited or No Access to Capital — ftcash is Changing That

In a Nutshell: Micro-merchants in India turn to ftcash for business loans of between $1,500 and $15,000 USD with fair interest rates and repayment terms. The company also provides a host of digital payment acceptance solutions and point-of-sale hardware and software services to small businesses. American corporate giants, including PayPal, Mastercard, and Facebook, pledged their backing and support to this quickly rising company that aims to empower micro-merchants through access to... read more »

The BookMyForex Marketplace and Prepaid Cards Help Travelers Secure the Best Deals on Foreign Currency Exchange in India

The BookMyForex Marketplace and Prepaid Cards Help Travelers Secure the Best Deals on Foreign Currency Exchange in India

In a Nutshell: BookMyForex has emerged as India's most innovative foreign currency exchange service. The company partners with hundreds of banks and exchanges to offer real-time rates, service-quality comparisons, and has helped more than 300,000 customers. Through its prepaid Visa travel card, BookMyForex brings the benefits of currency exchanges locked in at interbank rates to Indian consumers in 15 currencies and counting. India's long road to a market-based economy and greater... read more »

The Meltwater Foundation’s Entrepreneurial Training Program, Seed Fund, and Incubator Program Help African Tech Startups Grow

The Meltwater Foundation’s Entrepreneurial Training Program, Seed Fund, and Incubator Program Help African Tech Startups Grow

In a Nutshell: As African entrepreneurs continue to innovate in fields ranging from fintech to ecommerce, they need proper support to develop, finance, and scale their solutions. The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is a one-year training program launched by the Meltwater Foundation in 2008 that helps African tech entrepreneurs learn software, business, and communications skills to build and pitch their businesses. And successful MEST businesses enter incubators in... read more »

Individuals and Enterprises in 55 Markets Use InstaReM as the Fastest Way to Send and Convert Currency with Transparent Fees

Individuals and Enterprises in 55 Markets Use InstaReM as the Fastest Way to Send and Convert Currency with Transparent Fees

In a Nutshell: Transferring money to foreign bank accounts has always been a time-consuming process that’s filled with unfair conversion rates and expensive transaction fees. InstaReM aims to make this process easier and less expensive for individuals, enterprises, and financial service firms by providing faster transfers and a transparent, what-you-see-is-what-you-pay fee structure. InstaReM’s service currently spans more than 55 countries and will soon include the option of... read more »

We Care Solar Helps Save the Lives of Mothers and Newborns by Providing Solar-Powered Resources to Developing Regions

We Care Solar Helps Save the Lives of Mothers and Newborns by Providing Solar-Powered Resources to Developing Regions

In a Nutshell: More than 300,000 women die from pregnancy complications every year, and more than 1 million newborns died globally in the first day of life in 2017. In response, We Care Solar is working to bring lighting and electricity to underserved health care facilities throughout the world with its portable Solar Suitcase. The solar-powered case has all the necessary equipment to meet the needs of most maternal wards in off-the-grid locations. The organization’s Light Every... read more »

Australians Turn to Police Credit Union for a Better Banking Experience and Quality Financial Products

Australians Turn to Police Credit Union for a Better Banking Experience and Quality Financial Products

In a Nutshell: For Police Credit Union, “Better Banking” isn’t just another marketing phrase. It’s a member experience reflected in award-winning loan offerings and top-ranked customer satisfaction. That experience, along with the convenience and security of cutting-edge technology, is made possible because Police Credit Union invests 100% of its profits back into member benefits. While the credit union was started with police in 1970, it now serves more than 39,000 South... read more »

Canada’s LendingArch Makes Finding the Right Credit Card Quick and Easy with Its Card Comparison Service

Canada’s LendingArch Makes Finding the Right Credit Card Quick and Easy with Its Card Comparison Service

In a Nutshell: With so many options available, searching for the right credit card can be a daunting process. For Canadians, LendingArch helps to simplify the process through their convenient credit card comparison service that allows consumers to find and apply for the card options best suited to their wants and needs. The FinTech startup also offers rate comparison tools on a number of different types of loans, making it a one-stop shop for customer’s lending needs. With all of its... read more »