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Previous Winners

2010 Winner - Wool Not Fur Foundation - Cashmir Foundation was founded in 1990 by private funding to fund support of academia and heritage conservation in Kashmir.

Supported by cashmere clothing outlets and environmentally conscious brands.

2009 Winner


The Faraway Garden Furniture Foundation - Indonesia

The Faraway Foundation was set up by Faraway Garden Furniture® to reduce poverty in parts of Indonesia by teaching furniture machining skills to unskilled low pay labourers in the production garden furniture for export

2008 Winner


The Hashoo Foundation - Pakistan

The Hashoo Foundation is sweetening the deal for the women beekeepers of northern Pakistan, by selling their top-quality honey in luxury hotels.

2007 Winner


T’ikapapa - PERU

T’ikapapa, based in Peru, beat nearly 1000 other projects from around the world to win World Challenge 2007.

2006 Winner


Maximus - SRI-LANKA

Maximus, winner of World Challenge in 2006, is a papermaking firm that makes high-quality products from a variety of wastes, including paper from offices and bark from banana trees. The firm set up shop in Kegalle, Sri Lanka, in 1997, not far from an elephant orphanage. In Sri Lanka there is competition between elephants and a growing human population for land.