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Entries by Jonathan Lewis from 06/2010

Shopaholic Anti-Poverty Solutions

| Posted 06.03.2010 | Arts

Every four years a case of global amnesia occurs at the Olympics. We fail to remember that the original Olympics showcased artistic expression as wel...

The Microfinance Vig

| Posted 06.04.2010 | Business

If the microfinance model truly requires high interest rates, is it an anti-poverty tool for the impoverished or a pro-profit tool for investors? What is a fair price for good credit?

Trickling Up the Ultra Poor Works

| Posted 06.07.2010 | Impact

Two billion people live on two dollars a day or less. Working with local partners overseas, Trickle Up first delivers basic business training and microloans for the ultra poor.

Conference Casualties and Collateral Damage

| Posted 06.18.2010 | Impact

Every anti-poverty leader grouses about conference fatigue. In theory, meetings are necessary to collect new ideas, establish collegial working relationships and sweet talk funders. In reality, most conferences are talkfests or trade fairs.

Pulse of Poverty: Women Communicating, Connecting, Converging

| Posted 06.21.2010 | Impact

Poverty is the story of hard working, but poor, women. Women perform 66% of the world's work, produce 50% of the food, earn just 10% of the income and own only 1% of the property.

International Financier Invests in Jobs

| Posted 06.22.2010 | Impact

The Calvert Foundation's mission is to maximize the flow of capital to disadvantaged communities in order to create a more equitable and sustainable society. It is the anti-Wall Street bank.

Pay Nonprofits an "R&D" Fee

| Posted 06.28.2010 | Impact

In truth, nonprofits, NGOs, charitable donors, foundations and governmental funding have, in large measure, built the platforms, distribution channels, infrastructure and research upon which for-profit social entrepreneurs depend.