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*Presenting the Winners!*

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Sponsored by the *Citi Foundation* <http://www.citifoundation.org> and
administered by *GlobaLens* <http://www.GlobaLens.com>, this yearís global
competition attracted over 150 people who
entered individually or as part of a team. Entrants represented more than
50 universities and 11 countries.

GlobaLens has recently released the following award-winning cases about
business strategies
aimed at alleviating poverty, especially in the developing world.

*FIRST PLACE: $3,500*
*BTPN: Banking for the Bottom of the Pyramid in
Indonesia<http://globalens.com/casedetail.aspx?cid=1429330>
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*(Submitted by the University of Virginia / McIntire School of Commerce)*
*BTPN President Jerry Ng faces the dilemma of how to grow the business and
continue its social mission through microfinance. Should BTPN expand its
micro-lending services for base-of-the-pyramid businesses and other
low-income customers?*
SECOND PLACE: $2,500
*Hydraid: Safe Water for the Base of the
Pyramid<http://globalens.com/casedetail.aspx?cid=1429332>
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*(Submitted by Grand Valley State University / Seidman College of Business)*
*Triple Quest searches for the best business model to distribute the
proprietary Hydraid water filtration system. They prefer a for-profit model
that would support entrepreneurial activity within base-of-the-pyramid
markets.*

THIRD PLACE: $1,000
*ayzh at a Crossroad: Maternal Health for
Whom?<http://globalens.com/casedetail.aspx?cid=1429329>
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*(Submitted by Colorado State University / College of Business)*
*ayzh is a social venture focused on providing products that improve
maternal health in base-of-the-pyramid countries. An opportunity for global
expansion can maximize the impact of their product, but could change their
social enterprise business model.
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HONORABLE MENTION:
*Community Enterprise Solutions: Replicating the Microconsignment
Model<http://globalens.com/casedetail.aspx?cid=1429331>
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*(Submitted by Brigham Young University / Marriott School of Management)*
*The founding and growth of an NGO started with the founder's experiences
in the Peace Corps. While in Guatemala, he identified opportunities for
entrepreneurial businesses designed to employ local workers and attract
more tourist dollars.*

HONORABLE MENTION:
*Mushrooms as a Viable Product for Poverty Alleviation in
Tanzania<http://globalens.com/casedetail.aspx?cid=1429333>
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*(Submitted by Royal Roads University / School of Business)*
*Simon Mkao must choose a business model for expanding his small-scale
mushroom farming operations. This case focuses on mechanisms for
alleviating poverty and addressing food security issues within small-scale
farming in Tanzania's Kilimanjaro region.*

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