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By Rich Madison | projecthumanity.com - working on women's empowerment in Africa

Microfinance not a quick escape from poverty, studies show

For years, microfinance has been touted as a way to “empower people around the world,” as leading microfinance organization Kiva puts it. Stories are …

These tablets bring information and empowerment to women in rural Kenya

<i>By Katie G. Nelson</i><p>Wearing brightly coloured clothes wrapped around their waists and rings of yellow and red necklaces around their necks, the …

Women's Empowerment

With focus on supporting the growth and development of women entrepreneurs in Africa, Mastercard has committed to three partnerships that will impact …

These tablets bring information and empowerment to women in rural Kenya

<i>By Katie G. Nelson</i><p>Wearing brightly colored clothes wrapped around their waists and rings of yellow and red necklaces around their necks, the …

Cellphones have lifted hundreds of thousands of Kenyans out of poverty

The country’s “mobile money system” is transforming personal finance.<p>In Kenya, a so-called “mobile money” system allows those without access to conventional bank accounts to deposit, withdraw, and transfer cash using nothing more than a text message.<p>It turns out that using cell phones to manage …

Banking

How Volunteerism Can Help Kickstart Your Career

Sometimes it can be hard to get your first break.<p>Building credibility is one of the biggest challenges we face in the job market. When we’re first starting out, we often lack the experience necessary to get our foot in the door at the big companies we desire to work for.<p>According to a study by …

Leadership

Women's Empowerment Will Accelerate Kenya's Economic Prosperity

<i>Amb Amina Mohemed, Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Trade flanked by Siddharth Chatterjee, the UNFPA Representative to Kenya and Ms Nardos Bekele-Thomas, the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya in Moyale, Northern Kenya on 07 December 2015. Credit: @UNFPAKen</i><p>When President …

Africa

11 Life Lessons Travel Teaches You

There's nothing like the end of the year to put people in a reflective mood which is why we asked the members of travel website Trippy.com to reflect on their favorite subject and tell us what travel has taught them. The answers are thought-provoking, insightful, and above all, inspiring. If this …

Happiness

How to Get Started With Voluntourism

<b>Updated February 2017</b> — While monetary contributions to charitable organizations are always welcome and effective, oftentimes people want to invest …

15 Times Peace Corps Volunteers Were The Original Hipsters

It's a little-known fact that most hipster trends were actually started by Peace Corps Volunteers.<p><b>1. Have you read it? Because we have. By candlelight.</b><p><b>2. We made "jorts" an international fashion trend.</b><p><b>3. The best filter is #nofilter.</b><p><b>4. Glasses are functional and fashionable.</b><p><b>5. My tiny house is</b> …

Travel

Should Microfinance Go Digital?

<i>“Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come”- Victor Hugo</i><p>Recently, a new partnership has emerged between digital financial service …

Why Volunteers Can Help Lead the Changes Required to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

In a few weeks, governments meeting at the UN General Assembly will endorse the 17 proposed sustainable development goals. Once this stage is passed, the focus will be on ensuring implementation and taking the discussion on targets and benchmarks for success to national and subnational levels. …

Sustainable Development Goals

Join the fight against extreme poverty

<b>Strong girls song and movement now backed by male stars: D’Banj, Diamond, Banky W and Femi Kuti, join forces with Omotola, Waje, Selmor Mtukudzi, to</b> …

Facebook rolls out 'Donate Now' button for NGOs

Facebook for Business has rolled out a new Donate Now button. The button will be available for non-profit organisations and will be available on …

Humanitarian aid in 2015: great challenges but greater opportunities

On World Humanitarian Day 2015, global statistics paint a grim picture. Last year 107 million people were affected by natural disasters, up 10 …

New digital platform to empower NGOs

Kiva Co-Founder on the Future of Microfinance

Microfinance pioneer Jessica Jackley shares her views on emerging trends in social entrepreneurship.<p>Jessica Jackley has had her hands full since stepping away from Kiva, the peer-to-peer microlender she co-founded in 2005. Between investing in startups through the Collaborative Fund; launching …

Innovation

Susan Mboya-Kidero and her passion for women empowerment - Capital Business

<b>NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 4 – One thing you maybe didn’t know about Susan Mboya-Kidero is that she values her privacy, very much.</b><p>But what cannot be hidden …