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From Minnesota to the Congo!

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My bold idea for 2008!

In 2008, Our organization (First Step Initiative) will embark on a five year plan to reach and provide micro-financing opportunities to at least 11,000 hopeful entrepreneurs (women) in the Democratic … Read More»

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Are microfinance models adequate in the ways they set to empower women?

The question tackled by this paper is: are the current micro-finance models and ways of thinking about micro-finance and women's empowerment adequate and accurate? … Read More»

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A link and a synopsis of a number of microfinance models/strategies discussed by the Grameen Bank (The above link will directly connect you to a synopsis of a variety of community association/banks, individual/group micro-finance models) … Read More»

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Need: Seeking individuals to become spokesperson for First Step Initiative!

Here my wish list for First Step Initiative (more specifically for women in the DR Congon)-- … Read More»


First Step Initiative

Provide small loans to women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to help them start and/or grow small businesses

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Offer: Micro Loans from Count Me In

Count Me In provides micro loans from $500 to $10,000 to women who are starting or growing their businesses. Your first loan must be $5,000 or less. … Read More»

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Offer: MamaCash Job Posting

I came across this this afternoon: Mama Cash is seeking an inspiring, result-oriented Director of Programmes. We are looking for someone who is willing to grow with the organisation and is ready to contribute to Mama Cash's future developments.... … Read More»

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My passion!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the team at PulseWire for creating such a wonderful platform to honor women worldwide as we all come together to share our stories and learn from each ot … Read More»

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Microcredit organizations

Microcredit summit links Here's a link to a great list of organizations that can serve as resources in the area of microcredit. Anyone have any others that may be useful but weren't mentioned? If the above link doesn't work follow this URL: … Read More»

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