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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Recognizing a Neglected Opportunity: The multiple benefits of electronic wage payments

By Mia Overall

Consumer goods companies rely on massive supply chains with millions of workers in developing countries. Many of these workers are women, and many are still paid in cash – and herein lies an opportunity for change. Digitizing these wage payments could help workers and employers, while boosting financial inclusion.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Gender Mobility: A deeper dive into female-friendly business, economic programs harnessing cell technology

By Anne Kim

Women are 21 percent less likely to own a phone than a man in developing nations.The mobile development community is aware of this gender gap and has kickstarted a number of programs to help. Global Envision profiles a few of the mobile providers that are ahead of the game with female-targeted programs.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Weekly Roundup: Natural Born Entrepreneurs: Why veterans make great businesspeople – and how the U.S. could help them succeed

By James Militzer — WDI

As the U.S. salutes its veterans this Memorial Day, one of their under-appreciated contributions to the country is drawing increasing attention: their affinity for entrepreneurship. We discuss the reasons behind this phenomenon and the ways the public and private sectors are supporting it, in this roundup.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Will the 'F-Word' Damage Mobile Money?: The industry deals with a spate of high-profile fraud cases

By Chris Connolly

Trust is one of the key factors that will ultimately determine the success or failure of mobile payments. That's why recent headlines about fraud in prominent mobile money platforms, from Apple Pay to MTN Money in Uganda, have raised eyebrows in the industry. Mondato's Chris Connolly discusses these cases, and finds that the headlines don't tell the whole story.

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Operations Strategist

Posted by Wello Water

Wello is an award-winning social venture that designs innovative, affordable solutions that provide reliable access to safe water for last mile consumers. Over the past 2 years we’ve conceptualized, prototyped, iterated, and tested our flagship product, the WaterWheel, tested our business model assumptions and developed the systems we need in order to scale.

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FEATURED: Operations Strategist

ORGANIZATION: Wello Water

POSTED: Thursday, May 28, 2015

Financial Services Analyst

ORGANIZATION: Nonprofit Finance Fund

POSTED: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Associate Web Developer

ORGANIZATION: Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy

POSTED: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

FEATURED: Career Opportunities in Social Enterprise

ORGANIZATION: Impact Business Leaders

POSTED: Sunday, May 24, 2015

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