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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.

"Upwardly Mobile," From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 05.01.2013 | 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...

Small Businesses: Creating Jobs, Creating Futures

Accion and Opportunity Fund | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Accion and Opportunity Fund

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifToday' talk about the importance of small businesses in creating 'jobs' is often limited to static measures like the numbers of jobs created or the number of people employed or unemployed, today.

What Collaborative Consumption and the Sharing Economy Can Learn From Microfinance

April Rinne | Posted 04.27.2013 | Business
April Rinne

At first glance, it may seem that microfinance and the Sharing Economy have little in common. However, this first impression is incomplete. Further investigation reveals a multitude of similarities key lessons that collaborative consumption could learn from microfinance.

Global Poverty's Hero in Waiting: One Woman

Vicki Escarra | Posted 04.24.2013 | Impact
Vicki Escarra

Women comprise 70 percent of the 2.5 billion people worldwide living on less than $2 a day. In the face of statistics so daunting, it is easy to feel paralyzed for lack of a path to progress.

"The Travelers' Oasis," From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 04.24.2013 | 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...

Kiva Zip Joins Forces with Innovative Mentoring Programs for Small Business Entrepreneurs in Underserved Communities

Kiva Zip | Posted 04.15.2013 | Small Business
Kiva Zip

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifOur entrepreneurs are mostly people who see starting a business as an avenue to a better life. They have an idea, a vision and a lot of passion.

Creating Jobs for Native Americans

Kiva Zip | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Kiva Zip

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Lack of access to seed funding is just one of the challenges faced by Native entrepreneurs. Like many small business owners and aspiring owners, there are few places to receive critical business training, technical support and financial literacy skills.

"The Fish in Kenya Are Not Educated", From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 04.17.2013 | 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...

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

Julia Kurnia | Posted 04.10.2013 | 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...

Opportunity in the Middle East?

David Weiss | Posted 04.08.2013 | World
David Weiss

At a time when the perceived turmoil in the Middle East is so easily seen as a disincentive to invest, the smart money must recognize the opportunity before us of a region hungry to build a better future.

"Fragile Lives", From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 04.03.2013 | 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...

Yoga Gives Back Fights Poverty in India, One Woman at a Time

Jill Lawson | Posted 04.01.2013 | Impact
Jill Lawson

It is of grave importance that we do not use yoga to perpetuate our freedom to self indulge. We could consider taking our newfound inspiration we've gained via yoga, and use it to empower other women, who may be less fortunate.

Lessons Impact Investing Can Learn From Microfinance

Tilman Ehrbeck | Posted 03.31.2013 | Impact
Tilman Ehrbeck

Combining a higher-order purpose with the discipline of private sector financial sustainability has the best shot at solving many of today's pressing societal challenges.

Rethinking Entrepreneurship in the United States

Kiva Zip | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
Kiva Zip

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Ever since I started with Kiva Zip in the U.S. my sixth sense seems to have awakened. I see entrepreneurs... everywhere! I think my understanding of what an entrepreneur was had until now been quite limited.

"Some Courses Come From the Heart", From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 03.27.2013 | 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...