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Baby steps forward

Welcome to the newly formed "Solar for Empowerment" group and thank you for joining in the discussion on various strategies for delivering solar energy products to off-grid communities in the developi … Read More»

women helping women in northern Uganda

The women in northern Uganda face daily challenges, and have experienced horrific violence and poverty, they need our attention

MICRO goes MEGA: Six Microfinance Experts Speak

It’s the hot topic at dinner tables and global summits alike, but is microfinance the panacea for ending poverty and boosting women’s empowerment that it is made out to be? Read More »

“The absolute number of women being served by microfinance is increasing, but the percentage of women being served relative to men has actually decreased.”

Mary Ellen Iskenderian | Women’s World Banking


Are microloans the answer to economic empowerment for the global poor? We consulted leading experts in the field to identify the top misconceptions of the microfinance movement. Read More »

Microfinance: Crafting a New Future

Peru’s first known woman welder, Maria Landa, proves that when microfinance is coupled with skills training, family support, and an entrepreneurial spirit, anything is possible. Read More »

"I see how other women’s lives are changing, just like mine did."

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Need: world's first person-to-person micro-lending website

Kiva ( is an organization that is taking microfinancing to the web and allowing individuals to become lenders to struggling entrepreneurs in impoverished communities. … Read More»

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"Changing the World One Loan at a Time"

"Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance." (Bruce Barton, co-founder of BBDO ad agency) … Read More»

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Pulse Wire helps First Step Initiative leverage funds!

I am very grateful to be back on PulseWire to share some good news with you. … Read More»

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Using arts to help launch businesses in the DR Congo!

I thought I should drop a couple of lines to tell you a little bit about our henna party and the lady who made it possible. … Read More»

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Update from my trip to the DR Congo!

Greetings to all of you my friends, colleagues and most importantly my community on PulseWire! … Read More»

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