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Monday, September 10, 2012 — No Region Specified

34 Places To Find That New Job: Social Innovators Edition

Source: Forbes

Other than the beloved, where can someone looking for an impactful or innovative job begin their search? For all those looking to enter or shift within the social innovation space, however you define it, optimizing communities and networking seem to be predominant. Here’s a list of sites to bookmark or pass on to a friend on the hunt right now.
Monday, August 29, 2011 — Sub-Saharan Africa

Using Technology to Close the Gender Gap in Sierra Leone


Admire Bio has the reassured presence of a successful businesswoman, with an edge that reveals she is still hungry for more. Bio, 28, a single mother living with her parents, set up her first internet cafe in the Sierra Leone capital, Freetown, only a year ago. She has expanded with two more branches, and plans to go national if she can secure a bank loan. "My biggest motivation is...
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 — Sub-Saharan Africa

The Women Bringing Solar Power to Sierra Leone


A group of 12 women from villages in Sierra Leone is in the frontline of a battle to bring solar-powered electricity to rural communities. No small feat, given that rural Sierra Leone is not connected to power. The women were all trained at Barefoot College in Tilonia, Rajasthan, in western ...
Monday, February 28, 2011 — Sub-Saharan Africa

Kopo Kopo Helps Bring Mobile Microfinance to Sierra Leone


Kopo Kopo, a software company that operates a services platform connecting mobile money to microfinance institutions, has partnered withHope Micro and Splash Mobile Money to bring mobile financial services to the country. Hope Micro customers will now be able to repay their loans via Splash Mobile Money, a service that allows users on the top three mobile networks to load cash onto their phones, send money, pay bills, withdrawcash, and buy goods. As a result, Hope Micro customers n...
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