Practice Area: Enterprise and Community Development

The latest on our work, approach, partnerships—and more.

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TIE Global Artisans

Tradition. Innovation. Entrepreneurship. That’s how we’ll preserve the vibrant culture held together by traditional African weaving. The global handicraft market is projected to exceed US$1 trillion by 2030 but it largely bypasses African products. This initiative elevates traditional craft, infuses it with innovative methods and markets, and reinvests into communities.

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Rayuwa: A Team Response to COVID-19 in Nigeria

Since the moment the novel coronavirus officially landed in Nigeria, the response from PYXERA Global’s Rayuwa program has been to ensure, as best we can, sustained program activities that build community resilience in a way that emphasizes the safety of the program’s staff and members of the community.

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Jaipur Rugs: Demystifying Fortune at the Base of the Pyramid

Jaipur Rugs is committed to closing the gender gap and eradicating poverty in rural India. Supported by socially conscious consumers who appreciate and value responsible production, the business has met local needs and aligned itself with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, long before their ratification.

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The Reimagine Series

COVID-19 exposed symptoms of our fracturing systems—and an opportunity to foster change. With the status quo challenged, a flurry of activity revealed a paradigm shift toward a better, equitable future. The Reimagine Series showcases the possibilities when business, government, and civil society work together towards a common goal.

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