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Vietnam: Wheels of Change

In Vietnam, a country with one of the highest percentages of wheelchair riders in the world, a partnership between an American designer and a Vietnamese wheelchair factory is making a difference. FRONTLINE/World correspondent Majorie McAfee travels to see ...

(caselet/profile, video, 2009)

Dial 1298! Private Ambulance Service in Mumbai

Americans take 911 for granted, but in many developing nations a centralized emergency telephone number is unheard of. In Mumbai, a private ambulance company has stepped up to fill the void in emergency medical service. In a city where ...

(caselet/profile, video, 2009)

Tanzania: Hero Rats (Sniffing land mines, saving lives)

For the past seven years, Bart Weetjens has been running a unique lab in Tanzania, where he trains rats to sniff out deadly unexploded land mines -- the legacy of countless bloody conflicts. In Hero Rats, FRONTLINE/World reporter Alexis Bloom accompanies ...

(caselet/profile, video, 2007)

Delivering health to the poor (Uncommon Heroes: Blaise Judja-Sato)

Born in Cameroon, Blaise Judja-Sato was a successful U.S. businessman when a devastating flood in Mozambique prompted his return to Africa. While helping with relief efforts, he saw how difficult it was to get medicines across the "last mile" to ...

(caselet/profile, text, 2007)

RISE For Profit Entrepreneur Report: Balancing Markets and Values

This report, produced in partnership with Investors’ Circle and the Social Venture Network, offers a snapshot of social ventures from around the United States in seven industry segments as well as insights into the experiences, attitudes, and practices of ...

(research/study, text, 2006)

Bonnie CLAC (Car Loans and Counseling): Helping people from all walks of life get the most car for their money

When making car purchases, very low to moderate income households are faced with limited options. The lack of reliable cars at decent financing terms for these families forces them to purchase expensive, unreliable cars again and again, which results in ...

(caselet/profile, document (pdf))