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Put Microfinance Out to Pasture?

Suzanne Skees | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Suzanne Skees

Like women's emancipation and affirmative action, microfinance was never meant to last forever, but to provide a stepping-stone to inclusion.

To End Poverty, Put a Criminal in Charge

Suzanne Skees | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Suzanne Skees

John the General, Kenya's former king of thugs, may just play in the next World Cup.

Microcredit Summit in Kenya and Redemption

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

I now see that the spiritual dimension of microfinance, the redemptive dimension of microfinance as central to my vision for the field. The technical side is important, but only if it serves the transformational dimension.

How One Blue Sweater Started A Book Club And Changed Lives (PHOTOS)

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jacqueline Novogratz

My experience with the book club in Kibera was a similar reminder of how fundamentally alike we all are in seeking the dignity and opportunity to shape our own lives.

Moving Day in Mathare Valley

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jacqueline Novogratz

I came to Mathare Valley to see if I could better understand the trajectory of people moving from this desperate slum to Jamii Bora's development of $4,000 houses in Kaputei.

Housing the Poor? Nothing Is Impossible

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jacqueline Novogratz

Creating a housing development an hour or two drive from Nairobi for and with 2,000 slum dweller families seemed like an impossible dream.

The Deep Imperfections Of Life

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jacqueline Novogratz

We are in Kibera, where one year ago a group of young men looted the Toi Market, killing a number of people and in burning down the market entirely, destroyed the livelihood of thousands of people.