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

The Business of Volunteering Is Business for Millennials

The largest cohort in today's workforce seeks both meaningful employment and employers whose values align with their own.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>They want to change the world, but they're afraid they may not be able to earn a living. They believe in …

Employee Engagement

Hail to the Chief

In Malawi, one in two girls is subject to arranged marriage before the age of 18. As a high-ranking woman in a man's world, Chief Theresa Kachindamoto is on a mission to empower girls.<p>Senior Chief Theresa Kachindamoto, tribal ruler of the Dedza District in central Malawi, emerges from the car …

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 …

Menstruation

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 …

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LIFESTYLE<p>When I meet David Tlale, it’s the day before what he describes as being bigger than anything he’s ever done in his life. He’s...<p>At the core …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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> …

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. …

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> …

Africa

Facebook rolls out 'Donate Now' button for NGOs- Technology News, Firstpost

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 …

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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 …

Save the Children

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 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 …

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 …

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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 …

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Coca-Cola Africa Foundation Launches Digital Platform for Youth Empowerment - CPAfrica

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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 …

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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 …

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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 - …

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