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“Faith and Development” 2010-2011 SEVEN-CIFA Essay Competition

“Faith and Development” 2010-2011 SEVEN-CIFA Essay Competition

The S.E.VEN Fund is pleased to announce its 2010-11 Essay Competition in partnership with the Washington DC-based Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty (CIFA). We are seeking essays on enterprise solutions to poverty from around the globe that are faith-based, faith-inspired, or interfaith efforts. The competition will award two prizes of US $5,000. The submission deadline is October 15, 2010 at midnight EST. Winners will be announced on December 15, 2010.
Writers are asked to submit a first-person narrative describing enterprise solutions to poverty that are faith-based, faith-inspired, or interfaith efforts. Illustrations may come from any domain, including healthcare, education, consumer products, human rights, and others; examples must represent innovative private solutions to public problems.
We are looking for stories and lessons learned about innovation, failures and projects, collaborations and businesses created, for-profit enterprises funding non-profit solutions, and the people helped by such efforts. The essay should be no longer than 2000 words, in English, and each submission should start with a 100-word abstract and a 100-word biography of the author.

SEVEN and CIFA are looking for stories in which people of faith or faith communities have decided to stimulate human and economic development through an “unorthodox mix” of for-profit entrepreneurship, business strategy, faith, collaboration, local wisdom, and mutual benefit. Essay writers are asked to read the three stories below and, informed by what they read, share their own stories to help us inspire others and highlight where such efforts are taking root and flourishing around the world.
Important dates:

Deadline for Essay submission: 12:00AM EST, October 15, 2010
SEVEN-CIFA Essay Award Announcements: December 15, 2010
For more information about this competition:
http://www.sevenfund.org/faith-and-development/
info@sevenfund.org

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