microfinance

We found evidence of a negative relationship between women’s participation in microfinance and gender inequality.
Islamic Relief is supporting efforts to improve the global regulatory environment, with the aim of achieving wider uptake
The story is the same in Paraguay, where women earn an average of 30% less than men, and women working in agriculture earn
To feel powerless in the face of need is to ignore that need is only a signal of an opportunity to innovate. So, take a step
Schoenberger gives a lot of the credit to Accion, which lent him about $7,500 to help upgrade his catering operation from
Ultimately, when coming up against a myriad of issues while trying to create a sustainable solution and a business where
At the NATO summit in Warsaw, German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered her support for a continued NATO presence in Afghanistan, citing a need to stem the persistently high levels of Afghan immigration to Germany and Europe.
The White House State of Women Summit was an awe-inspiring gathering of more than 5,000 leaders in business, politics, and
The move to mobile in the savings and lending groups capitalizes on the increasing accessibility and use of mobile technology in Africa, even in some of the remotest areas.
I founded and run an organization that includes an orphanage, and I hate orphanages. Just one of the many mind-bending situations you find yourself in when working in community development, halfway around the world.
Single mothers running small stores, struggling to buy their children school uniforms as they work long hours to make ends meet. That was the image that stuck with Matthew Flannery when he was in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya more than a decade ago.
When I decided to spend most of a year living and volunteering in Tanzania, I said early on that I didn't want to do orphanage work. I love kids, always have, and for exactly that reason, I thought it would be too sad to be around traumatized, orphaned children. I couldn't have been more wrong.
Based on this learning, we adopted a new approach: all loans would be interest-free. Instead, we would ask first-time borrowers
At this moment in time if I ask do you feel successful, what would you say? We have over a thousand women that work at Evereve
Lynne: What I love about this design team is they're not a team that copies other brands. They are truly inspired by their
Women-owned or women-run hedge funds have beaten the industry average on a 1-, 3- and 5-year basis, and since 2007 outperformed
On March 8, International Women's Day will be here again -- and while this is a prompt to celebrate all the great things women are accomplishing around the world, this year, I cannot help but have a heavy heart around a sobering message.
I am sitting cross-legged on the floor of Mendoza's modest show-room, a cement shack painted yellow and stacked with blankets and tapestries for sale. About a dozen tourists from around the world sit in clusters around me, watching Mendoza's 80-year-old mother prepare the wool for spinning
From Shari Jones' project to bring vegan nutrition education to South Central LA, to Terrance Ransom's Oakland, CA-based project to help kids heal from grief and loss through video games, this week we are proud to support another crop of seeds of change in our world.