An Approach to Ending Poverty That Works

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Microfinance and other market-based interventions don’t generally reach them. He is authoring an as yet unpublished study comparing these programs to 50 other government and NGO livelihood and cash transfer programs in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

How Social Entrepreneurs Can Have the Most Impact

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Or consider Kwabena Darko of Ghana, who helped found that country’s microfinance sector by forging a collaboration between global NGO Opportunity International , his national startup Sinapi Aba , and a myriad of village- and town-based trust groups. Social enterprise in the U.S. is a fast-growing, but fragmented, movement.

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Entrepreneurship Needs to Be a Bigger Part of U.S. Foreign Aid

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Further, how can we engender the rock star aura of American entrepreneurship in places where NGO and government jobs are safer career bets for would-be, could-be, should-be startup founders? Here are two surprising facts. First, the average American estimates that over 25% of the U.S.

It's Not All About Growth for Social Enterprises

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To address this, Cape Town-based NGO mothers2mothers employs and trains HIV-positive mothers as "Mentor Mothers" who work alongside nurses and doctors in clinics, providing psychosocial support to pregnant women and new mothers living with HIV.