But evidence that microfinance actually works is mixed. Studies examining its impact in rural Pakistan, urban Kenya and Uganda
The story is the same in Paraguay, where women earn an average of 30% less than men, and women working in agriculture earn
"The best advice I have for parents is to give your child space. Treat her like a full person right from the beginning."
After months of organizing and gathering my thoughts, I developed the B.I.B. methodology, which underlines the success of most social enterprises.
Last week, at the invitation of my friend Muhammad Yunus, I traveled to Bangladesh, a truly humbling and inspiring experience. I met so many incredible people struggling to improve their country and their lives.
As we mark the second International Day of the Girl on October 11, I'm calling for a similar recognition of the power and potential of girls, enlisting them in our mission to bring safe, sustainable sanitation to the billions who live without it.
I have always said that human beings are multidimensional beings. Their happiness comes from many sources, not as our current economic framework assumes, just from making money.
As Members of the United States Senate who are committed to the economic advancement of women around the globe, we are profoundly troubled by recent proposals that would fundamentally alter the future of Bangladesh's Nobel Prize-winning Grameen Bank.
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.
Grameen Bank has been built with the funds of the poor women. How can the Inquiry Commission propose to hand over the majority shares of an organization which is owned 97 percent by private citizens to the government?