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How we found applicants describes the process by which we invited organizations to apply for grants in all five of our causes. We invited 107 to apply within our international causes (saving lives and global poverty). 59 completed our Round 1 application; 48 did not apply. Full details of how we found applicants, for all five of our causes, are available here.
We devote one page to each of our finalists, going in depth on what we know about the organization and its activities, to give a better sense of where the claims in our overview come from.
- Opportunity International is a microfinance organization that provides financial services to low-income people in the developing world.
- KickStart develops and markets products aimed at improving production and reducing poverty in the developing world. These products include irrigation pumps that can provide water for crops during dry season.
- Opportunities Industrialization Centers International implements a diverse set of programs aimed at improving health and reducing poverty in the developing-world.
- Grameen Foundation provides a variety of technical support services to microfinance institutions around the world.