Welcome to the 30 social enterprises and responsible business that joined the Good Market vendor community in May 2018! This month's roundup includes biomass renewable energy, content creation and social media services, cafes and restaurants, compostable packaging, agricultural inputs, and much more. See all 603 Good Market vendors at www.goodmarket.global.
They also organize tree planting campaigns, weekly markets for local farmers, and housing and water infrastructure projects for people in need. Sri Bodhiraja services are funded through small scale community donations. Supporters can choose which project they wish to contribute to. They are currently developing more income generating initiatives to support disadvantaged community members and young people that pass out of the children's homes.
The husks are considered a waste product from Sri Lanka's organic coconut oil and coconut water industries. Riococo soilless growing medium can reduce water use by up to 90% in commercial green house operations. At the end of the growing cycle, green house coco-peat can be used for parks, gardens, and open field farming. For home users, the medium naturally breaks down and improves the health of the soil. Riococo has branch offices and distributors in 50 countries across six continents.
Dolce Italia supports many community initiatives and is committed to employing at-risk youth and people with disabilities. They collaborate with a non-profit called Papa Giovanni to provide free training, including food and accommodation, to young people coming out of orphanages. They have also created a special employee fund to help long-term workers finance large expenses like marriage or purchasing a home.
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