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Creating Jobs for Native Americans

Kiva Zip | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Kiva Zip

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Lack of access to seed funding is just one of the challenges faced by Native entrepreneurs. Like many small business owners and aspiring owners, there are few places to receive critical business training, technical support and financial literacy skills.

"The Fish in Kenya Are Not Educated", From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Venture is a rich and readable collection of true microfinance stories. It is written for anyone who would like to better understand the realities fac...

"Diversifying Strategies", From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 04.10.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Venture is a rich and readable collection of true microfinance stories. It is written for anyone who would like to better understand the realities fac...

Opportunity in the Middle East?

David Weiss | Posted 04.08.2013 | World
David Weiss

At a time when the perceived turmoil in the Middle East is so easily seen as a disincentive to invest, the smart money must recognize the opportunity before us of a region hungry to build a better future.

"Fragile Lives", From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Venture is a rich and readable collection of true microfinance stories. It is written for anyone who would like to better understand the realities fac...

Yoga Gives Back Fights Poverty in India, One Woman at a Time

Jill Lawson | Posted 04.01.2013 | Impact
Jill Lawson

It is of grave importance that we do not use yoga to perpetuate our freedom to self indulge. We could consider taking our newfound inspiration we've gained via yoga, and use it to empower other women, who may be less fortunate.

Lessons Impact Investing Can Learn From Microfinance

Tilman Ehrbeck | Posted 03.31.2013 | Impact
Tilman Ehrbeck

Combining a higher-order purpose with the discipline of private sector financial sustainability has the best shot at solving many of today's pressing societal challenges.

Rethinking Entrepreneurship in the United States

Kiva Zip | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
Kiva Zip

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Ever since I started with Kiva Zip in the U.S. my sixth sense seems to have awakened. I see entrepreneurs... everywhere! I think my understanding of what an entrepreneur was had until now been quite limited.

"Some Courses Come From the Heart", From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 03.27.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Venture is a rich and readable collection of true microfinance stories. It is written for anyone who would like to better understand the realities fac...

Client Protection and Microfinance: Crossing a Threshold

Elisabeth Rhyne | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business
Elisabeth Rhyne

The global microfinance industry realized a significant and long-awaited goal this week with the introduction of Client Protection Certification as pr...

Art in the Midst of Land Mines, From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 03.20.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Venture is a rich and readable collection of true microfinance stories. It is written for anyone who would like to better understand the realities fac...

The Seed Supplier, From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 03.13.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Venture is a rich and readable collection of true microfinance stories. It is written for anyone who would like to better understand the realities fac...

The Indomitable Mobile Payments Entrepreneur, From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 03.06.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Venture is a rich and readable collection of true microfinance stories. It is written for anyone who would like to better understand the realities fac...

To University By Donkey Cart, From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 02.27.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Venture is a rich and readable collection of true microfinance stories. It is written for anyone who would like to better understand the realities fac...

Series on Women Changing the World: Mercy Annapoorni, India

Elly Pradervand | Posted 02.22.2013 | Impact
Elly Pradervand

When we last spoke with our laureate, Mercy Annapoorni, she was busy empowering 6,000 rural women from the Virudhunagar and Sivakasi regions of Tamil ...

The Medical Supplier of Sacre Coeur, From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 02.20.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Venture is a rich and readable collection of true microfinance stories. It is written for anyone who would like to better understand the realities fac...

Pioneering Green Technology, From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 02.13.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Venture is a rich and readable collection of true microfinance stories. It is written for anyone who would like to better understand the realities fac...

Finding a Job Where You Can Make a Difference

Monisha Kapila | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Monisha Kapila

If you are one of the millions of people who want to do work that is mission driven, you may be interested in a job in the "social sector." As you start searching for jobs, you should make sure you are looking in the right places.

The Power Was Right Here All Along

Jane D. Wurwand | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Jane D. Wurwand

Women have always been powerful. We are already powerful. And we don't need to be empowered, but merely connected with opportunity.

By Faith Shop, From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 02.06.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Venture is a rich and readable collection of true microfinance stories. It is written for anyone who would like to better understand the realities fac...

Surviving Cancer on $1.58 Per Day, From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

At the time she received her first Zidisha loan, Aida Sow was a robust young mother, full of ambition for the future of her two preschool-aged children, Ndeye Marie and Ousseynou.

Working in the Shadows: What Have We Learned About Informality?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 01.29.2013 | World
Marcelo Giugale

In the average developing country, most people work outside the law -- they have no contract, are not registered, carry no license, pay no tax or make no pension contribution. They get no social benefits or labor protection either. They are "informal."

An Ageless Family Man, From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

The other day Wajoshua was personally fixing one of the many atrocious roads that leads to the school, throwing heavy rocks out of the path and carrying bags of sand and gravel to replace them. I am continually amazed by how much energy he has to do these things.

A Simple Gift Can Have a Profound Impact

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 01.21.2013 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

Poverty is a complicated problem, its causes so multiple and interconnected that trying to solve it often seems like an impossible Rubik's Cube of a task.

A Simple Gift Can Have a Profound Impact

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 01.21.2013 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

Poverty is a complicated problem, its causes so multiple and interconnected that trying to solve it often seems like an impossible Rubik's cube of a task. But finding a solution to poverty is exactly what humanitarian groups like Catholic Relief Services try to do every day.