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MicroFinance to MicroEnterprise

MICROFINANCE TO MICRO ENTERPRISE - A growth Oriented Approach



Microfinance is something true to its meaning , became a mantra all over the world. Thanks to the people who have believed in this phenomenon and paved a way for many to look at it with passion. Why do we need Microfinance? I think with this simple microfinance we may try address some the basic issues of Food , shelter and clothing of those who are deprived over the years. Yes the demand is there, and supply is… Continue

Added by VENKATARAMAN MACHIRAJU on May 30, 2009 at 4:13am — 8 Comments

What is the reasonable Family Size?

“I want only two”. The other will tell you, “we have agreed on three children”. In a demography class at Chancellor College in 1997, university students were asked what would be their desired number of children. Some said 2 but almost 75 percent of the class said they want a maximum of four children. No one said ‘1’. One student boldly said “I want seven children”. He was laughed at by the almost the whole class. I liked his boldness because as I look back at his family today, many years later,… Continue

Added by Victor Kaonga on May 29, 2009 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Have you heard of weekeego, the responsible online travel community?

We all hear it on a daily basis - climate changes, save the planet, stop knocking the trees down in the Amazon, enough of hunting the wild animals for their fur and / or skin, travel green...be responsible. If you need to get from one continent to another and your time 'budget' is limited it is rather hard to be 100% - you gotta catch the plane which isn't environmentally as friendly as a train. But the question is what does "responsible travel" exactly mean? Where are the boundaries. Anyway,… Continue

Added by Janik on May 29, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Tweet the Walk - Part 2 (CSR and Twitter)

In one of my previous posts I wrote about how companies communicate their responsibility on twitter. I was curious however, to understand what people who tweet about CSR really talk about. I grouped the post containing the hashtag #CSR and created a tag cloud to single out the hottest themes (thanks TagCrowd).







The most talked about countries seem to be the UK and China.

The only…

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Added by Alessandro Soldi on May 29, 2009 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

2009 Clean Tech Open Announces Rocky Mountain Sponsors

The Rocky Mountain chapter of the Clean Tech Open (www.cleantechopen.com), the nation’s leading clean tech business competition, announced that it has received strong support from the region’s business community, but is seeking additional sponsors for the competition.



The law firm of Faegre & Benson is the Rocky Mountain region’s lead Gold sponsor. EKS&H, Hein & Associates, Van Gilder Insurance, and KPMG have also pledged support. Additional local sponsors include:

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Added by Erik on May 28, 2009 at 6:15pm — No Comments

Fairly Interesting Piece on Trade Export in Africa

VEGA has a fairly active trade project in East Africa, one that is making a considerable contribution. Use the web link here to watch the briefing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeQb4ZKvER4

Added by Art Warman on May 28, 2009 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Looking for visiting lecturer/professors for Tourism Training Institute

I am looking for visiting professors/lecturers for our institute. Must have relevant qualifications & lecturing experinece with reputable university/college.

Required to take series of between 3- 5 lectures.

Institute is in Lusaka, Zambia

Post reply or get in touch with

Moses Sakala
Cell: +260 966 532551
mosessakala@yahoo.co.uk

Added by Moses Sakala on May 28, 2009 at 5:27am — 2 Comments

TALKING CORRUPTION IN AFRICA; NIGERIA A CASE STUDY.

Corporate responsibility and sustainable development, the twin engine of development in the emerging global world, are at high risk in Africa. For someone outside the continent, it will be very difficult to fathom out the degree of depression and hopelessness the people face. However, someone, somewhere must give listening ears to this mass of very energetic and hard working people.

Corruption is the bane of the societies, and it is not getting better. Corruption in all ramifications,… Continue

Added by EUSTACE EMEKA OSIGWE AMUKA on May 27, 2009 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

GLOBALIZATION, HOW FAR, HOW WELL?

GLOBILIZATION; NOTHING DIFFERENT



The global structural realignment that we have witnessed over the past two decades, commonly referred to as globalization has not offered any viable alternative to the stunted growth of popular democracy. It has neither reshaped the pattern of things nor patterned to reshape the gulf of inequality and un-even development that has characterized the relation among states over time; be it democratically or economically

Globalization is still the… Continue

Added by EUSTACE EMEKA OSIGWE AMUKA on May 25, 2009 at 7:32am — No Comments

¿Por qué trabajamos por la RSE?

Cada vez mas tengo la sensación que en el mundo de actores que promueven y difunden la responsabilidad social (en América Latina y España), como concepto y como práctica empresarial, la competencia y la rivalidad es como un río creciente. Cada vez más, se leen y se escuchan comentarios solapados, que pretenden hacer quedar mal al otro que está en una organización o iniciativa diferente, o que simplemente tiene otro entendimiento sobre lo que es la RSE y la forma de trasladar el concepto a la… Continue

Added by Jenny M. Melo on May 21, 2009 at 10:48pm — No Comments

UnltdWorld(UK)Global Impact BRIC Award for Dr.J.Christopher Daniel,Goodwill social Work Centre,Madurai,India

Dear Members and friends:



Greetings to you all.I am very pleased to inform all members and friends that I have won the UnltdWorld(UK) Global Impact BRIC(Business, Resources, Insight and Community) award 2009. It is indeed a great honour and a rare privilege for me to have been nominated for the UnltdWorld Global Impact Award 2009 and to have won the most prestigious award. I wish to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for having voted for me to win the award.



It is a… Continue

Added by Dr.J. Christopher Daniel,Ph.D on May 21, 2009 at 9:01am — 2 Comments

Some of our favorite Brands are making a step forward to sustainability

http://www.alternativechannel.tv/blog/en/newsletter/some_of_our_favorite_brands_are_making_a_step_forward_to_sustainability…





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Added by joanie bergeron poudrier on May 20, 2009 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Freedom's Love

Freedom's Love



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Deep breath.



Oma, you're going to have to help me. Oma, please help me write this.



I said goodbye so many times, and had the privilege of doing so. And while I knew this was going to happen -- and while I had the luxury to have a woman that supported through the most arduous times at UniversalGiving, being one of my best friends, a confidante,



I was never prepared.



I barely breathe.



She was… Continue

Added by Pamela Hawley on May 20, 2009 at 2:19pm — No Comments

What's the True Impact of Your Employee Volunteer Program? Glad You Asked

Almost every conversation we have regarding employee volunteer programs involves a vigorous discussion of metrics. Business managers want to determine the value of… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on May 19, 2009 at 8:58pm — 2 Comments

Notes: Poverty and Development – Part 1

As a development worker and tourist in developing countries, I noticed one common and disturbing theme: POVERTY. For me, poverty is THE development issue. It has been a perennial problem that majority of the world’s population faces. Billions of dollars have been spent on thousands of various poverty interventions. Countless seminars, fora, conferences and conventions have been held to discuss poverty and come up with workable solutions. Technological innovations have focused on increasing food… Continue

Added by Cindy L. Calago on May 17, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Vetiver in Latin America

Here some information about the Latin American group on Vetiver System in which I am particpating as an asociated directror: His blogspot in Spanisht: http://vetiverlatina.blogspot.com

His discusion group in Goggle in Spanish: http://groups.google.com/group/vetiverlatina

The web-site of the International Vetiver Network in English: www.vetiver.org and his blospot: http://vetivernetinternational.blogspot.com

Joachim (Joe) Böhnert

Added by Joachim Boehnert on May 15, 2009 at 4:01pm — No Comments

ethical fashion

just uploaded presentation on ethical fashion by CEO of leading fashion house in Israel, comme il faut. this presentation was given at an Ethical Fashion conference in Milan in May 2009.

Sybil recently gave an interview here on Development Crossing. you can vew the presentation here:…

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Added by elaine cohen on May 14, 2009 at 4:19pm — No Comments

20 Holistic Programmes to change Ebute-Metta - The Mayflower Foundation launched in Lagos, Nigeria

We have just completed the first phase of work to design and set up 20 holistic CSR programmes that help transform Ebute-Metta and the million people who live there, over the next five years. The programme areas are Healthcare, Education, Environment, Empowerment and Community Development.



The work was initiated by LASAA, a Lagos State agency and will be funded by corporate sponsors, managed The Mayflower Foundation.



Read more about it at… Continue

Added by Mikko Summala on May 14, 2009 at 4:00am — 5 Comments

Separate Rooms in Cartagena, Colombia

It was my honor to present at the Inter-American Development Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility Conference 2008, at Cartagena, Colombia, in December. I was privileged to spend the days prior volunteering with a crisis mediation center, an after school program, and a local skills center, which helped women learn how to cook, create and sell crafts, buy their first home, and which also operated as a tutoring center for kids and a retirement home for the… Continue

Added by Pamela Hawley on May 13, 2009 at 6:23pm — 1 Comment

Developing Courage, by Jon Blackwell

BlackwellJ I had no idea what to expect during my 9 weeks spent in Kenya. I decided it would be best to keep an open mind in order to best handle any situations and experiences that lay ahead of me. All that was certain was that I would be working at MIMA, the micro-finance arm of an organization called LICODEP in a town called Likoni. Shortly after my arrival, I was inundated with a wave of new sights, sounds and emotions. Everywhere I looked it seemed to be chaos with poverty sprinkled in… Continue

Added by Mary on May 13, 2009 at 5:47pm — No Comments

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