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Leaning in Rwandan Style

Liz Hamburg | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact
Liz Hamburg

The women at these artisan cooperatives in Rwanda are literally "leaning in", leaning over, leaning forward, often with a baby strapped to their back, a heavy load of water or wood on their head and, thanks to Indego Africa, a purchase order in their hands in the afternoon.

Will College Students Really Step Up in U.S. Microfinance?

Elaine Edgcomb | Posted 07.18.2012 | Impact
Elaine Edgcomb

The U.S. microenterprise field is over 25 years old now, and there are hundreds of organizations that will be looking at leadership transition over the coming years. What's the best way to engage the best and the brightest of the Millennials to step up?

Why We're Still Talking About Small Business

Gina Harman | Posted 05.28.2012 | Business
Gina Harman

It's time for big business to help small businesses generate jobs. Through a fund called the Accion-NYSE Job Growth Fund, corporate donations can be transformed into business loans.

Why I Like to Give Ugandan Women Goats...

Vivian Glyck | Posted 01.29.2012 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

I would rather give the Ugandan women goats. I would rather give them a business that they can grow and sell in their own backyards. This way, they can depend on their own destiny and their own business prowess.

Can A Microfinance Program Provide A Lifeline To America's Unemployed?

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.31.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

Could a program that was developed to help lift African women out of extreme poverty also help lift America's long-term unemployed back into the workforce?

Micro-Enterprise: An Exciting Idea for Job Creation

Liz Hamburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Liz Hamburg

As the President continues to look for ideas for job creation, let's take a look at some innovative solutions and find ways to support these with a combination of private and public dollars.

Boss America: Creating a Million New Jobs

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

In seeking to put unemployed Americans back to work, President Obama needs start first with the micro entrepreneur.