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The man who delivers health care to rural India

Aziz Haniffa in Washington, DC Just a few years ago, Dr Bhagwati P Agrawal, founder and executive director of Sustainable Innovations and erstwhile World Bank and United Nations Development Programme consultant, launched Aakash Ganga to harvest domestic rainwater to alleviate the perennial shortage of drinking water in India. Now, along with his seed money provider and entrepreneur Atul Jain, Agrawal is at it again in, using new science, engineering and entrepreneurship to build self-sustainable social enterprises. This time, Agrawal, who worked to commercialise innovations for more than three decades at Fortune 100 companies and entrepreneurial ventures, has just launched Arogya Ghar -- a m

Development Marketplace Grants: Three Success Stories

POINTS HIGHLIGHTS An initiative to get clean water in Zimbabwe gets $ 25 million (US) in additional funding to reach 8 million more people. Khmer villagers stopped producing inexpensive carpets to make expensive handbags and hats, invigorating the economy of the region. A rainwater harvesting project allows villagers in a desert region of India to significantly reduce the time they need to collect water. January 5, 2010 -The Development Marketplace Awards are awarded to early-stage community projects in developing countries. These projects are aimed at poor people and their environment, but can also be expanded to benefit other communities. Here's how three winning projects from the Developm

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