[Living Goods](http://healthmarketinnovations.org/program/living-goods), a network of franchised community health promoters who provide health education and earn a living selling essential health products door-to-door, was recently featured in [The New York Times](http://www.nytimes.com/) for their “Avon-like” business model. Read the article [The ‘Avon Ladies’ of Africa](http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/10/the-avon-ladies-of-africa/) to get the full story.
[Rural Health Care Foundation's](http://healthmarketinnovations.org/program/rural-health-care-foundation) project, Rural Primary Health Care, has been approved by [Spark the Rise](http://www.sparktherise.com/), an online platform where programs in India compete for monthly grants, to enter this month’s competition for a grant to scale up their operations! You can vote for them by leaving a missed call at 02261850269 (Toll Free in India), or by logging into Facebook or Twitter through the link [here](http://www.sparktherise.com/projectdetails.php?pId=6912).
[PSI Impact’s](http://www.psi.org/impact) blog, [Healthy Lives](http://blog.psiimpact.com/), a blog offering the latest news and information on global health and international development, recently published an article on the role of public/private partnerships in health for women in commemoration of [International Day of the Girl Child](http://www.un.org/en/events/girlchild/). Read the full article [here](http://blog.psiimpact.com/2012/10/championing-girls-through-health-and-p...) to learn more about how these partnerships can champion for women and girls around the world.
In another article on public/private partnerships, the [Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire](http://www.csrwire.com/), shared its take on the power these partnerships have to save lives and grow health markets - through something as simple as handwashing. Read the full article [here](http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/575-saving-lives-growing-markets-the-p...).
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[Catapult](http://www.catapult.org/), a new fundraising platform that focuses on strengthening and scaling up projects benefiting the lives of women and girls worldwide, was launched yesterday on [International Day of the Girl Child](http://www.un.org/en/events/girlchild/). Organizations can upload their projects to Catapult, and donors can choose what to fund based on their interests. Catapult also connects people to your project, and shares information about it through their social network. There is no fee for using Catapult. Click [here](http://www.catapult.org/partnermenu/how-it-works) to learn more about the exact steps needed to use this new fundraising platform.