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Egypt: Family Business Governance

This is the story of two Lebanese families, the Freijis and Nasrallahs, and their Egypt-based industrial company, the Wadi Group. When they made fundamental improvements to Wadi’s board structure, that was when the company really began to grow. The International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, works around the world to promote sustainable private investment in developing countries. Directed, shot, and edited by Steve Dorst.

Colombia: Family Business Governance

This is the story of Colombia’s Carvajal family, how it is transforming the business practices of a multi-generational family business to meet the challenges of global expansion. The International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, works around the world to promote sustainable private investment in developing countries. Directed, shot, and edited by Steve Dorst.

Zimbabwe: Tich’s Story

This is the story of the brave and immensely talented Tichaona Mudhobi, or “Tich.” And the story of Catholic Relief Services and its humanitarian arm benefiting HIV survivors in Zimbabwe. Where youth have been hardest hit, you sometimes find the greatest stories of hope. Directed, shot, and edited by Steve Dorst.

Lebanon: Hala’s Flower Shop

This is the story of Hala, who had a passion for flower arranging and used to dream of starting her own business. And the microfinance institution Vitas, which is extending loans to women entrepreneurs in Lebanon for the first time. Since 1964, IESC has worked in 130 countries and helped to create or save over 1.5 million jobs. Directed, shot, and edited by Steve Dorst.

Kenya: Kinote’s Story (in Japanese)

This is the story of Kinote, who almost gives up farming before learning profitable coffee production. And the company Ecom SMS, which is providing training and market access to smallholder farmers in Kenya for the first time. Since 2005, the World Bank Group’s inclusive business unit has worked with over 300 inclusive businesses in over 80 countries, helping to reach more than 250 million people. This short doc was filmed in Meru, mastered in English, with additional distribution to stakeholders in Japan. Directed, shot, and edited by Steve Dorst.

Mexico: Delfino’s Story

This is the story of Delfino, who goes from being evicted to owning his first house. And the company Vinte, which is building affordable housing for low-income home buyers in Mexico. Since 2005, the World Bank Group’s inclusive business unit has worked with over 300 inclusive businesses in over 80 countries, helping to reach more than 250 million people. Directed, shot, and edited by Steve Dorst.

Afghanistan: Empowering Women Farmers

After the war, Afghan farmers — particularly women farmers — were getting virtually no support from the government. This is the story of how the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture improves how it does business, which helps farmers, spurs the economy, and contributes to stability. This is a USDA program named CBCMP (Capacity Building and Change Management) that is uniquely effective. Since 1964, IESC has worked in 130 countries and helped to create or save over 1.5 million jobs. Directed, shot, and edited by Steve Dorst.

Ethiopia: Sara’s Handicraft Passion

This is the story of Sara, a fashion designer from Ethiopia. Not long ago, she had 7 employees and was struggling to turn a profit in the local market. Today she has more than 400 employees and her designs appear in major retailers such as J. Crew. What was the difference? Since 1964, IESC has worked in 130 countries and helped to create or save over 1.5 million jobs. Directed, shot, and edited by Steve Dorst.

Philippines: Maxima’s Story

This is the story of Maxima, who goes from waiting in line every day for hours for well water to having clean running water in her own home. And the company Manila Water, which is connecting low-income famiies to water for the first time. What a difference it makes for her family, her business, and her future! Since 2005, the World Bank Group’s inclusive business unit has worked with over 300 inclusive businesses in over 80 countries, helping to reach more than 250 million people. Directed, shot, and edited by Steve Dorst.

 

Como é Tua Experiência .ORG? AfroReggae (Português)

This is the story of Grupo Cultural AfroReggae, a Brazilian nonprofit that fights for social transformation through art and culture. And the story of the Public Interest Registry, the global institution behind the popular “.ORG” Internet suffix, which is popularizing “.ORG” around the world. Directed, shot, and edited by Steve Dorst.