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  • Press release: Companies House staff thanked for supporting Merthyr man’s mammoth cycle challenge
    Chris Daniels, 55, is hoping to cover the equivalent 18,000 miles – all while seated on a static bike – to set a world record and raise money for cancer charities. Former civil servant Chris spent a week peddling furiously in the foyer at Companies House in Cardiff, where staff donated generously and even joined him during the virtual ride. Chris, from Merthyr Tydfil, is undertaking the feat in memory of his late wife, Rita, who sadly died in 2016 after a battle with bowel cancer. Chris said: Rita wanted to raise awareness and funds to fight all forms ... read more
    Source: Companies HousePublished on 2018-05-21

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  • ‘We’re saying yes to minorities, yes to youth’: how microfinance helps Georgia
    Crystal was founded on the belief it could help rebuild Georgia after the country gained independence, and now lends around $100m to small businesses – many of them from marginalised populationsAs a young girl growing up in Marneuli, a small city in southern Georgia, Rena Ajalova found it difficult to learn foreign languages at school. She’s from a country that is home to a number of ethnic minorities, with more than six languages spoken. In her region, which is populated by a majority of Georgian Azerbaijanis and sits close to the Azerbaijani and Armenian borders, the former is the predominant ... read more
    Source: Guardian Small BusinessPublished on 2018-05-23