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Move Over, China and India -- Meet the Third Billion

Leslie Hendry | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Leslie Hendry

When women are successful it can be universally felt. No country or border changes the way a woman feels about caring for her children. When women band together under these objectives with the ability to earn a living, serious changes can take place.

Trending: Women's Economic Empowerment -- One Necklace at a Time

Dar Dowling | Posted 12.24.2012 | Impact
Dar Dowling

In reality these necklaces are all about women's economic empowerment. But that's not all some of the money these $20 necklaces generate is also funneled back into the local community.

Microfinance's Risky Lending Is a Safe Bet

Kadita Tshibaka | Posted 11.14.2012 | Impact
Kadita Tshibaka

Microfinance must first and foremost be about making a difference in the lives of the impoverished and marginalized. It must be about having a positive impact for the overall welfare of microfinance clients.

6 Reasons To Invest In Women

Anya Cherneff | Posted 08.20.2012 | Impact
Anya Cherneff

We're pretty sure there's no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women... Are you convinced?

Faith And Values Inspired Investments

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 06.12.2012 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

Both the Jewish and Christian communities from their earliest documents display a debate about with the foundational questions of ownership, agency, interest and usury. The Holy Quran also offers some unique teachings.

Social Enterprises and Solving the World's Problems: How Impact Investing Needs to Change

Geri Stengel | Posted 04.30.2012 | Impact
Geri Stengel

Let's hope that for-profit companies can balance profit motives with social impact because government and nonprofits can't solve the world's problems by themselves.

David Sands

Thrive Detroit Newspaper Gives City's Homeless A Chance To Succeed | David Sands | Posted 12.25.2011 | Detroit

Delphia Simmons had never heard of a street newspaper until her supervisor at the Coalition On Temporary Shelter, an organization that supports the ho...

Lessons In Micro-lending At World Vision's Women's Prayer Breakfast

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 02.06.2012 | Impact
Chelsea-Lyn Rudder

Micro-credit in the hands of women fosters an environment of education and entrepreneurship, which is necessary in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Women Farmers in the Developing World

Dan Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Silverstein

In Sub-Saharan Africa, 80% of agricultural workers are women. According to the World Bank,They raise 90% of the food, but receive only 10% of credit extended for agricultural loans.

Is Micro Lending The Future Of Giving?

E. A. Hanks | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
E. A. Hanks

I met Emily Stenning while we were both studying at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. From the moment I met her, she was constantly working o...