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Millennials Will Reinvent Charity

www.cnn.com | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact

My niece Sarah is one of the do-gooders with an entrepreneurial bent who's blurring nonprofit and for-profit activities. Through micro-lending, Ind...

Whole Foods Helps Empower Low-Income Entrepreneurs

Posted 02.25.2012 | Impact

To empower entrepreneurs in low-income communities, Whole Foods Market's foundation has partnered with a microfinance organization to help budding bus...

'To Catch A Dollar' Documents Success Of Bank For Poor

Posted 11.23.2011 | Impact

By MATTHEW PENNINGTON, Associated Press NEW YORK — Just before the global financial crisis struck in 2008, Bangladeshi Nobel Peace Prize laureate...

'To Catch A Dollar': Poor Women, Small Business And A Chance To Succeed In America

Carly Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Carly Schwartz

Can microfinance, a system that works so well in rural pockets of developing countries, be effectively applied to America's urban centers?

An Update on the Muhammad Yunus Situation

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vivian Norris

Supporters of microfinance around the world stand in support of Dr. Yunus and are doing their best to help resolve this situation.

Microlending In America: Can This Third World Success Come Overseas?

Huffington Post | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

With the advent of sites like Kiva, the popularity of microlending is spreading, and may soon rival nonprofit donations as the prominent method of sup...

Investing in Haitian Women: A Hand-Up Approach to Rebuilding Haiti

Kari Stoever | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kari Stoever

While resources are critical to support emergency relief efforts in Haiti, the bigger challenges are in finding sustainable long-term solutions that empower the Haitians to rebuild their country.

To Catch a Dollar & Grameen America Bring Poverty Alternatives to Sundance

Emily Goligoski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Emily Goligoski

Finance conversations during the first weekend of the Sundance Film Festival tend to center around distribution deals and the price of heeled boots, so discussions about economic motivators to end domestic poverty are particularly refreshing.

Film as a Message to the World: Yunus and Sundance 2010!

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

I want to congratulate filmmaker, Gayle Ferraro, whom I met when she first began this journey of making To Catch a Dollar, which premiered Saturday night at Sundance with Dr. Muhammad Yunus present.

Dear President Obama: Channel Your Mother, Immediately!

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

Please President Obama...don't listen to the banking tennis buddies...channel Stanley Ann, that vibrant spirit watching over you! She is in you and you will do the right thing.

An Expat's Week in America: Health Care, Yunus, Grameen and Broadway

Vivian Norris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Norris

No one can crush the spirit of those who are doing what they love to do, and sharing it with us.

Bernanke Approves Savings Banks for the Poor in the US

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

Grameen will apply to act as a savings bank and will be partners with the largest Credit Union in the country to provide microcredit for the poor in the US.