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Introducing myself and my journal: Microfinance, Dialogue and Diversity

About Me:
At 33, I have had 10 years experience in the corporate world in HR and Corporate Social Responsibility roles between London, Chicago and Paris. I have been married for 10 years and have 3 young children. I believe in God and am open to all faiths and belief systems (my husband is anti-clergy!).
In 2009, I decided to leave the corporate world to found a social enterprise -2d4b- tackling what I sense is the most pressing need for this world: empowering all citizens to feel co-responsible of what is happening to us, and enabling collective intelligence to emerge. Indeed, I am convinced that none of us has the solution and I am fed up with waiting for THE saviour, or THE cure. Instead, I am keen to encourage all citizens to roll up their sleeves, work together, dialogue with each other, so we find many small solutions to local issues, and help step by step the world to become a better place.
I am also a Board Trustee of a Microfinance NGO -Don Boule de Neige- collecting funds in France to allocate them to Social Microfinance partners in Madagascar, Benin and Cambodia.
Women have been at the heart of my work through and through (for dialogues, for microfinance, ...) and 2d4b is in the midst of an itinerary where dialogues of women are taking place across France, Madagascar, Algeria, UK, Turkey, US, Brussels so we discern what women want across generations, cultures, faiths, nationalities, social revenues.

My Passions:
People, Nature, Danse, Spirituality

My Vision for the Future:
Nurture dialogues amongst diverse people and Listen to muted voices so co-responsibility emerges

My Areas of Expertise:
Dialogue, diversity, microfinance

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Laure2d4b's picture

Videos

I have edited films I have made during the trip. They present different NGOs that do a fabulous job to help entrepreneurs (mainly women) get out of poverty with dignity.

Vahatra operating in Antsirabe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXR0wZfRVTg

CEFOR operating in the capital Tananarivo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exysPn-fMXE

Titem operating group lending in agriculture to help secure food for families and generate more cash for the family. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRRk4DyMIv0

Agriculture micro-lenders: http://gallery.me.com/ledouarec#100246

Ghetto micro-lenders, seeing the main differences between social and financial microfinance: http://gallery.me.com/ledouarec#100261

Everything is in French, but I can translate in English if people are interested. Do let me know!

Amei's picture

I am wondering! First :-)

Welcome to World Pulse and I am glad to see your passions. I congratulate your achievement and how far you have at such young age.

You have somehow touched me. I am not sure how. I'll come back to this later.

I know nothing about business of NGO. I want to create a NGO for where people (women and children) can seek help and move forward without feeling helpless in Maldives. I don't have a clue where to start. I usually do not who ask... but right now I feel I should ask you to help with my thinking and take the right action. I am having mixed feeling about asking I will this time.

My background is in education both undergraduate/postgraduate. I am not happy with my current job working at an International Office at a Uni. I am currently studying Psychology, Sociology and HR.

Looking forward to hear from you.

Amei

Sarvina's picture

Welcome to PulseWire!

Hello!

I am so glad and excited to see you join in this wonderful plateform. You are so amazing and inspiring, i am moved coz of you with your wonderful acheivement in young age.

I am also like Amei, I also wish I could creat a NGO or Microfinance NGO for empowering women and educating children and helping the poor people but as I don't know much about the NGO work so I have to learn and do it step by step to achieve this wonderful goal. I love Humantarian work to help the poor people/women/girls in my country Cambodia. I am working for bank since I graduated from collegue and I am also volunteering for NGO, I really enjoy working with these invloved things.

I hope I can learn from you more and more as I am so eager to know you more too!

Best Regards,
Sarvina
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.
Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace!
Fatima

Y's picture

Hello, Laure. I am looking

Hello, Laure.
I am looking for microfinance lenders in Nigeria. Do you have any sources?
Thank you and blessings.
Yvette Warren

Y

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