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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...

"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...

"Wasted Potential," From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 05.08.2013 | 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...

10 Reasons to Invest in Women

Vicki Escarra | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Vicki Escarra

We have seen the power of investing in one woman, then watching her make a difference not only in her family, but throughout her community. We have seen the remarkable acceleration effect of microfinance investment in women, and know that women have the potential to change the world.

Million Dollar Hunger Reality Show: The Hult Prize

Jonathan Littman | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Littman

Welcome to the brutal world of business plan competitions. It's not about co-eds hoping to win the affections of the Bachelor. It's about late nights sketching out business models on sandwich wrappers, pizza boxes, newspapers and white boards.