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Opportunity, Paid Forward

Kimberly Inskeep | Posted 04.28.2015 | Impact
Kimberly Inskeep

What do you believe about how you can impact the world around you? How can you give the gift of opportunity to others?

Changing the World One Woman at a Time

Kimberly Inskeep | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact
Kimberly Inskeep

My chat with Vicki was transformational for me. I was inspired to find new ways to contribute to the dreams of others and evolve my own vision. I know you too will be stirred and can't wait to hear your dreams and ideas to encourage more women to pursue their dreams.

An Important Day in the Fight Against Poverty

Vicki Escarra | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Vicki Escarra

The statistics often feel overwhelming especially when it's something as immense as ending global poverty and creating gender equality. But this is where we start; we start with one person, in one community -- and we're changing the world.

Vicki Escarra – Opening Windows of Opportunity

Renata M. Black | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Renata M. Black

Knowing what it feels like to be really poor and not fit in drives me to try and help other people. I'm not arrogant enough to think that I know everything women in the developing world are dealing with, but some of the psychological things we go through are exactly the same.

A Shared Experience -- Could You Live On $1.50 a Day?

Justine Lucas | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact
Justine Lucas

Imagine having to choose between a .30 cent vaccine and a bowl of rice. What would you do: eat, or save your child? That may sound extreme, but it's a reality.

Feeding 1 Billion People Through Agriculture Finance

Vicki Escarra | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Vicki Escarra

If feeding a continent were a simple equation, no one in Africa would go hungry. Its landmass exceeds that of China, Western Europe, India, Argentina and the continental U.S. combined, with enough arable land to feed 2.5 billion people.

A Better Future For The Congo: Developing The Next Generation Of Congolese Fathers

Kadita Tshibaka | Posted 06.15.2012 | Impact
Kadita Tshibaka

My greatest challenge as a father has been the moments of terror when my children were gravely ill, and we thought we were going to lose them. It happ...

Yes, Microfinance Does Work. Here's How...

Kadita Tshibaka | Posted 09.06.2012 | Impact
Kadita Tshibaka

There's no doubt that the global problem of poverty and its solutions are complex, which is why the microfinance industry needs to approach them with eyes wide open and insist on transparency and results.

Turning Bogota's Red Light Green: The Miracle of Microfinance

Elmira Bayrasli | Posted 11.12.2011 | Impact
Elmira Bayrasli

Martha Holguin, a 37-year-old microfinance recipient, is standing on her own feet, but she still has a long way to go. "You'll come back to see me as a businesswoman?" she asks. I take a deep breath to hold back my tears.

Funding the Risk Frontier in Microfinance

Elisabeth Rhyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Elisabeth Rhyne

The recent IPO of SKS Microfinance, India's largest microfinance institution (MFI), was a watershed event whose ripples are affecting the public perception of microfinance.