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By Noriatsu Matsui, Yukio Ikemoto

This booklet offers theoretical examinations of why and the way connecting humans yields diverse effects from these of the industry mechanism by myself. With an ever-greater disparity among the world’s wealthy and terrible, activities were taken to take away the imperfections and therapy malfunctions of the industry mechanism. An underlying subject of those actions is to attach humans and cause them to at once noticeable to each other; therefore the integrating thought of the “solidarity financial system” emerges. This quantity analyzes different examples and practices of cohesion financial system. Adam Smith emphasised the significance of “sympathy” between humans and the function of the “impartial spectator” so as to keep watch over differently reckless markets. those significant recommendations shape the root of a cohesion economic system. The examples and practices during this e-book are in line with this framework. the 1st is the belief of social enterprise, promoted via Prof. M. Yunus of the Grameen financial institution. even supposing the gang of 5 individuals within the Grameen financial institution association is taken into account a process of mutual surveillance through a few economists, it isn't a procedure in response to mistrust yet a mechanism for mutual support and encouragement. additionally tested during this publication is natural agriculture, which adheres to the need of face-to-face relationships. It pursues environmental issues and foodstuff security by way of bringing jointly shoppers and manufacturers in neighborhood parts and by means of sharing wisdom. whilst shoppers and manufacturers are generally separated, a approach of certification assures shoppers that no chemical insecticides and fertilizers are used. Connecting shoppers and manufacturers via certification platforms may be obvious as a part of reasonable alternate mechanisms. those mechanisms are utilized in qualified espresso courses, for example, to minimize poverty, to guard the surroundings, and to guard human rights. This booklet proposes that each one those possible varieties of actions should be understood as a part of the cohesion economic climate. With this unifying subject matter, the e-book may be valuable for either theoretical investigations and useful applications.

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People, mainly women, gather around the water tap and enjoy chatting, exchanging information, etc. The space around the water tap is an important place for women to get together. Women are building social networks at these tap points. (7) Grameen Veolia Water has been successful in creating awareness of the value of safe drinking-water among the local people. An indication of this success is the fact that village women other than those associated with Grameen Bank’s programs have started buying Grameen Veolia Water’s—no doubt as a result of the campaigns to spread awareness through ad campaigns and through reaching school children.

3 Safe Drinking-Water Awareness In general, people in the rural areas of Bangladesh consider water to be free goods, meaning they should not have to pay for water. Target consumers of Grameen Veolia Water in Goalmari are accustomed to using groundwater and river surface water free of charge. 18 USD) per 500 ml. 05 mg/l range) free of charge, although bacteria in the water is not removed properly. In order to address both the water-borne bacteria problem and the arsenic problem, Grameen Veolia Water has introduced a marketing strategy tailor-made to local needs.

The groundwater in about 90 % of Bangladesh’s 64 districts is contaminated with arsenic. In order to supply safe drinking water to the poorest communities of Bangladesh, Grameen Veolia Water launched a water treatment and distribution business. This company constructed a plant with 4 km of pipelines, and has been distributing safe drinking water by treating surface water drawn from the local river. This company has introduced a marketing strategy tailor-made to the needs of the plant’s locale, and maximizes the Grameen network to create and spread awareness of the value of safe drinking water.

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