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Kiva vs. Zidisha: Three Common Myths

Julia Kurnia | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Some time ago the President of Kiva, Premal Shah, posted a thoughtful response to my article Zidisha vs. Kiva Zip. (His comment was originally posted...

Filipino Entrepreneurs Share Stories of Typhoon Recovery

Jomay Liu | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Jomay Liu

It's been six months since Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded, tore through the Philippines and displaced 4 million people.

Microcredit Impact Revisited

Tilman Ehrbeck | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact
Tilman Ehrbeck

While the technical arguments might seem arcane, the underlying question of the impact of a development intervention is an important one.

Micro-Business Is the Backbone of the U.S.

Claudia Viek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Claudia Viek

Investment in the micro-business field is less than 3 percent of what's invested by venture capitalists. Most efforts to help entrepreneurs are focused on high growth businesses.

Growing Democracy: Lessons From Ghana

Courtenay Cabot Venton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Courtenay Cabot Venton

The clues are there: Democracy stands a chance when leaders in emerging economies can see their way to subordinating ethnic, religious and class differences and put the economy first.

The stuff heroes are made of

Julia Kurnia | Posted 12.11.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Here is a story that deserves to be shared. Sammy Kanja is a founding member of Zidisha's online microlending community in Kenya. He used his earl...

When Doing Good Is Good Business

Vivian Norris | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Vivian Norris

Now there is a generation of students, who in the past would have attended top business schools such as Harvard, HEC, INSEAD, and LSE, who are looking for more from their careers than simply bringing home a large paycheck. They want to give back from the start.

Analogue to Digital: Alternative Banking by Kenya's Poor

Yen To | Posted 09.05.2013 | Impact
Yen To

Kibera sits at the margin of Nairobi, a concentrated sight line of rusted corrugated roofs and bustling heaps of humanity pressed up against the immac...

'Soon We Will Visit the Museum to See Poverty'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Many leaders and philosophers say we should end poverty, but through his visionary innovation, tireless hands-on work, and dogged unwillingness to accept it, Dr. Muhammad Yunus has made ending the cycle of poverty a reality.

"The Last Mile" from Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories

Julia Kurnia | Posted 08.14.2013 | 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...

4 Microfinance Solutions For Slum Dwellers

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.08.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Microfinance -- the provision of credit and other financial services to micro-entrepreneurs and small businesses that lack access to mainstream bankin...

"It Takes a Very Special Heart" from Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories

Julia Kurnia | Posted 07.31.2013 | 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 Answer to Unemployment Is More Europe Not Less

Vivian Norris | Posted 07.29.2013 | Business
Vivian Norris

Beyond more focused EU spending is also the responsibility of business to help bring down youth unemployment by showing what they have to offer Europe in order to make the transition from school to work flow more smoothly.

"Continuing Education" from Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories

Julia Kurnia | Posted 07.24.2013 | 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...

"Ripple Effects" from Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories

Julia Kurnia | Posted 07.17.2013 | 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...

"The Right Tool Makes All the Difference" from Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories

Julia Kurnia | Posted 07.10.2013 | 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...

"What It Takes to Survive," From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 07.03.2013 | 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...

"An Enterprising Student," From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 06.26.2013 | 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...

Perhaps Congress Can Also Honor Dr. Yunus by Paying Attention to Him

Bob Harris | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Bob Harris

Now that our leaders have given Dr. Yunus a gold medal, perhaps they might more truly honor him by considering why.

"God Has Extended My Territories," From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 06.19.2013 | 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...

"A Bountiful Harvest," From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 06.12.2013 | 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...

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

Julia Kurnia | Posted 06.05.2013 | 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 Mattress Doctor," From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 05.29.2013 | 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...

"Overcoming Handicaps," From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 05.22.2013 | 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...

"Building Our Future," From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 05.15.2013 | 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...