2016 Annual Report: Our Latest Partners + Our Daring Plan

2016 Annual Report: Our Latest Partners + Our Daring Plan

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Editor’s note: Winter brings snow, candles, family, and festivities–for some. For others, the long nights strike the loneliest chord and the cold days bring too little comfort and food. We join you, our friends and collaborators in our quiet, ongoing...Read more
Unleashing Potential of Latin-American Entrepreneurs: Agora Partnerships

Unleashing Potential of Latin-American Entrepreneurs: Agora Partnerships

Categorized as: , , , , , , on November 26, 2016. Related Grantees: Batonga Foundation, Destiny Foundation through Cents of Relief, Jibu, LivelyHoods, The BOMA Project, Upaya Social Ventures, Working Capital for Community Needs.

Editor’s note: See how our job-creation partner Agora Partnerships builds jobs such as: recycling waste into fertilizer in Guatemala, distributing children’s books, increasing access to banking, and other startups that build jobs and strengthen the...Read more
Two of Our Powerful Poverty-Partners Join Forces: Freedom from Hunger + Grameen Foundation

Two of Our Powerful Poverty-Partners Join Forces: Freedom from Hunger + Grameen Foundation

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This article is reprinted from Next Billion, a community of business leaders, social entrepreneurs, NGO managers, policy makers, academics and others exploring the connection between development and enterprise. NextBillion chronicles new trends in market solutions to...Read more
Luz America: Self-Taught Entrepreneur in Ecuador Makes Brooms from River Reeds

Luz America: Self-Taught Entrepreneur in Ecuador Makes Brooms from River Reeds

Categorized as: , , , , , , & Tagged as: , on September 18, 2016. Related Grantees: Firelight Foundation, Grameen Foundation, Save the Children, Working Capital for Community Needs.

  By Amelia Kuklewicz, Ecuador Program Manager, Freedom from Hunger   Editor’s note: Happy 70th birthday to our longtime, deeply valued partner, Freedom from Hunger, whose small staff of less than 50 strives to end hunger through financial empowerment,...Read more
Triple-Social-Mission by LivelyHoods: Jobs + Product Access + Clean Air in Kenya’s Slums

Triple-Social-Mission by LivelyHoods: Jobs + Product Access + Clean Air in Kenya’s Slums

Categorized as: , , , , , , & Tagged as: , , , , on August 13, 2016. Related Grantees: Agora Partnerships, Destiny Foundation through Cents of Relief, Freedom From Hunger, Grameen Foundation, Hope for Honduran Children, Jibu, Kiretono Resource Centre through AID Tanzania, The BOMA Project, Upaya Social Ventures, Working Capital for Community Needs.

By Suzanne Skees   This story was originally published on Huffington Post. Read the original version here. Chronic unemployment in Kenya leaves 68 percent of youth without a stable income. In the slums, young men and women struggle to find a source of income....Read more