Samjhauta Nepal under the partnership of Pact International implemented this program in Bara district through six local partner NGOs aiming to develop an innovative neo literate set of materials on HIV/AIDS and test on 1,000 women organized in 50 groups. The project demonstrated significant impact to increase the level of knowledge among the targeted women on STI/HIV/AIDS prevention and control. It had also made remarkable changes in the level of knowledge indirectly among the non-project women through spill over effect.

The project focuses on the Aguarunas communities located along the shores of the Maranon and Chiriaco Rivers, which have suffered erosion as a result of reforestation. The General Law of Water stipulates that a 50-meter-wide area along each shore is under state control and should not be developed, but the Agriculture Department does little to comply with this law or enforce it. 

All too often, indigenous communities find they are at a terrible disadvantage when faced with governments or industries bent on using their land and extracting their natural resources. Typically, land use decisions are made without the participation of the people living on this land. Lacking the skills to negotiate their interests effectively, these communities bear the high cost of the depletion of their natural resources without the benefits of economic development. As a result, indigenous lives and livelihoods are being threatened.

Given that the effective use of new technologies is available only to people who know how to read and write, and considering the characteristics of education in the rural areas of Venezuela, the program will focus on the sustainable uses of information technologies and communication tools to increase literacy, self-awareness, skill building and business development. 

Ancestral indigenous knowledge is being lost because of sociocultural adaptation, the construction of dams and the consequent loss of species, government policies, and modern medical clinics. Indigenous communities are becoming economically and culturally impoverished. They urgently need projects that reflect their vision of development, while generating work and income and helping them regain medical self-sufficiency.

The demand for decent, affordable shelter is a daunting challenge for development in South Africa. One major constraint is the cost of traditional building materials, which can constitute up to 80 percent of housing costs. The project aims to mainstream an innovative brick-making machine that makes cheaper bricks at the same quality. Because the machine is mobile and uses earth to produce bricks, transport costs are eliminated and house construction no longer depends on centrally located manufacturers and retail outlets.

Beekeeping in Kenya complements existing farming systems; is simple and relatively cheap to start; enhances the environment through the pollinating activity of bees; and generates income while requiring very few inputs. It is ideal for resource-poor rural communities. Traditionally, wild bee nests and log hives are harvested by heavy smoking, resulting in a poor-quality honey and the destruction of the bee colony. The beekeepers are prone to exploitation by more knowledgeable middlemen and cannot access markets.

The construction sector in Venezuela, which employs between 400,000 and 800,000 people, has experienced average unemployment rates of 25 percent. Work opportunities in the construction field are advertised mainly by word of mouth. Therefore, workers have limited access to information about demand for their skills. Likewise, individuals and construction owners in need of workers do not have access to a database or updated registry of available labor. No service exists to bridge the supply and demand of labor in the home renovation, service, and building sectors. 

Market exposure of small producers in South Africa is limited to local customers because of the costs and infrastructure needed to handle overseas orders. BuySouthAfricaOnline is a service set up by a group of NGOs and businesses as a total export access system that uses the latest technologies to enable even the smallest emerging business to sell directly to customers worldwide. Economies of scale and custom packaging allow businesses to achieve low shipping charges. All subscribers share in a common, secure credit card processing facility.

Farmers in the Philippines have long suffered from the lack of market price information and have often been unable to get the best return for their products. The project creates B2Bpricenow.com, a free electronic bulletin board and market-place designed to bring relevant market information directly to farmers, primarily through their cooperatives. The website enables the farmers to negotiate better from awareness of prevailing market prices for their products.