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Friday, October 24, 2014

Building Inclusion Into the Pyramid: Introspection, evalution in revealing the 'BoP Roadmap'

By Matt Mossman

Is the Base of the Pyramid concept in need of a recharge? That’s what two of its founding fathers think. Along with some re-energizing, it’s a concept that could use some humility as well. This introspection and evaluation comes at a time when many others at the intersection of commerce and development are doing the same thing.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Shared Information = Sustainability (Survivability): Group fighting leprosy makes inroads through mutual support, self-help groups and loans

By Anne Kiely

Self-help groups of six to eight people – all affected by leprosy – not only offer mutual support, but also receive training in self-care, skills to rebuild lives and incomes and life skills such as how to open a bank account and manage group finances.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

'Independence from Credit': Pro Mujer co-founder Carmen Velasco discusses self-help groups, and how much profit is too much in microfinance

By James Militzer — WDI

As a pioneer of microfinance in Latin America, Pro Mujer co-founder Carmen Velasco has had a front-row seat for the sector's tumultuous evolution over the past two decades. In this video Q&A, Part Two in our series on The Future of Microfinance, she discusses the need for MFIs to help clients move beyond credit - and how self-help savings groups could make some microcredit providers obsolete.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The 'Scrappy Rockstar' of Global Health?: Maternova using Amazon-type platform to help save lives of mothers, infants in developing world

By Kyle Poplin — WDI

Maternova, a women-owned, women-run, for-profit social enterprise, has been described as "an Amazon-type platform, but for global health technologies." Allyson Cote, a co-founder, describes how her company is helping save the lives of mothers and infants in developing countries around the world.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Weekly Roundup 10-18-14

By Scott Anderson — WDI

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