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Financial Inclusion and the Post-2015 Global Development Goals

Elisabeth Rhyne | Posted 08.24.2013 | World
Elisabeth Rhyne

The Eminent Persons panel put forward twelve illustrative goals, ranging from 1) End Poverty to 12) Create a Global Enabling Environment, and touching in between on health, education, water, energy, and other priorities.

In Rural Communities, Young Women Drive Generational Change

Eden Rock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Eden Rock

In rural communities throughout Africa, Asia and Latin American, committed young women derive satisfaction and pride from helping other women to shape a better future for their children. Yet every one of these amazing young women also envisions a future married and with a family of her own. Wistfully, they admit that eventually it will likely be necessary to leave this demanding yet deeply satisfying work behind.

Helping Women in Rwanda, One Brick at a Time

Sharon Davis | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Sharon Davis

In the town of Kayonza, many of the women have lived through genocide, yet clung on to a hope that the next generation would have more opportunity and continue to grow and develop.

Girls! Girls! Girls!

Yen To | Posted 08.18.2013 | Impact
Yen To

A woman's position within Kenyan society is quickly revealed on street level, in the boardroom and at home.

Empowering Young Women Economically Through Fashion

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.17.2013 | Impact
G(irls)20

Fashion goes beyond glossy magazine pages; if used well, it introduces girls to policy issues, entrepreneurship, and science - some key skills for the modern female pioneer.

"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...

Health Care for the World's Poor, From the World's Poor

BRAC | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
BRAC

In Bangladesh, for decades women have been creating a new norm for how primary health care can look by delivering health care services using a door-to-door approach without the typical doctor, paramedic or even nurse.

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...

LOOK: Kids Write Cute Poem About Microfinance!

Kiva | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact

A Thank You Poem (Inspired by the rhymes of the Grade Three Kiva Ninjas at Bear Creek Elementary) Not all feel compelled to jump up and dance, Up...

Inspiring Change in the Mississippi Delta

Kiva Zip | Posted 07.24.2013 | Business
Kiva Zip

In the spring of 2002, two young socially minded students from the Kansas City Art Institute began a friendship that turned into a business partnership that has lasted for over six years.

"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...

Providing Capital Solutions for Small Businesses

Kiva Zip | Posted 07.21.2013 | Business
Kiva Zip

This is a guest blog post by The Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation in Newark, NJ. They provide training and technical assistance to small busine...

Kopo Kopo: Six Revolutionary Digits

Kiva Zip | Posted 07.20.2013 | Business
Kiva Zip

For the past few months Kiva Zip has been constantly innovating and experimenting using mobile technology.

A Moveable Feast in Jordan

Sarah Dajani | Posted 07.20.2013 | Taste
Sarah Dajani

An odd local food dynamic is changing in Jordan.

"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...

Improving Women's Financial Literacy, Worldwide

Jason Alderman | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business
Jason Alderman

Are the 70 percent of the developing world's adult population who have no formal bank account doomed to a life of economic uncertainty and financial i...

World Youth Initiative: Tomorrow's Leaders, Solving Today's Issues

Jim Luce | Posted 07.11.2013 | Impact
Jim Luce

Last fall, teen philanthropist Isaac J. Kassin was awarded our James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation's coveted Luce Leader 2012 Award for his work in phila...

"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...