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

Hail to the Chief

Senior Chief Theresa Kachindamoto, tribal ruler of the Dedza District in central Malawi, emerges from the car wearing electric-blue ceremonial robes. The 100 or so inhabitants of the village of Tseka, huddled on reed mats, fall into tense silence. Chickens, dogs, and small children scatter as the …

Gender

Tanzania: Girls' Monthly Nightmare Force Them Out of Classes

Some of the girls carrying buckets of water to school.<p>Girls in Geita District are caught between a rock and a hard surface. Despite grappling with …

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 …

Andhra Pradesh

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

Empowerment

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 …

Africa

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 …

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 …

Entrepreneurship

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 …

San Francisco

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 …

Costa Rica

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> …

Trends

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 …

Customers

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. …

Sustainability

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- Technology News, Firstpost

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

In an atmosphere of increased negative focus on non-governmental organisations, members of around 100 different NGOs attended the South India launch …

Kiva Co-founder Jessica Jackley on the Future of Microfinance | Inc.com

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 ProFounder, a crowdfunding site for entrepreneurs and small businesses; and consulting with companies to …

Entrepreneurship

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 …

6 questions for microfinance's biggest 'haters': Why it's time for the sector to shake off its critics

<i>This blog was originally posted on 59 minutes of development and Next Billion.</i><p>Since January, when six randomised control trials were published …

Coca-Cola Africa Foundation Launches Digital Platform for Youth Empowerment

The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation (TCCAF) has launched a digital technology platform, which is set to connect young people to employment, training and …

Microfinance and Women’s Empowerment: is it really helping them?

<i>by Kim Croucher, WAM UK Steering Committee</i><p><i>Source: US AID, Flickr Creative Commons</i><p>It’s a question that has occurred to many of us who work in women’s …

What Does Volunteerism Look Like Around the World?

If you’re like me, you know how easy it is to get wrapped up in your individual, day-to-day life. With so many pressing and immediate tasks to take …

United Nations

Thinking of Volunteering Abroad? Read this first.

<b>Unless you have paid work lined up, soon-to-be graduates frequently ponder what they will do with all the newfound spare time on their hands, while</b> …

Botswana country profile

<b>Botswana, one of Africa's most stable countries, is the continent's longest continuous multi-party democracy. It is relatively free of corruption and has a good human rights record.</b><p>Sparsely populated, Botswana protects some of Africa's largest areas of wilderness. Safari-based tourism - …

Africa