Twitter Top 10
What do magic, humor, banking and libraries have in common? Not much, unless you’re talking about NextBillion’s weekly Top 10 tweets.
The magic has to do with a man who invented shoes that can grow five sizes.
Then there’s the potty-mouth who believes comedy can help sanitize the planet.
When it comes to banking, there’s lots of news: One report shows the world’s “unbanked” population shrank to 2 billion adults between 2011-14, while another report details the challenges faced by many of those remaining 2 billion.
There’s more. Keep reading and learn, for instance, what a “client-centered microfinance library” is all about, and why noise isn’t an issue there.
We enjoy putting these fascinating tidbits together each week, but we could use your help. Tweet suggestions for general social enterprise topics to @NextBillion or NB managing editor @ScotterAnderson, global health topics to @NextBillionHC and financial inclusion and impact investing topics to @NextBillionFI.
This Guy Invented Shoes That Grow Five Sizes In Five Years For Kids In Developing Countries http://t.co/mB7G55Qbkm pic.twitter.com/XvKoB39g3i
— BuzzFeed India (@BuzzFeedIndia) April 21, 2015
Ok seriously I love Mechai Viravaidya. Via @nprnews: Mr. Toilet And Mr. Condom Think Jokes Will Save The World http://t.co/bY97XywrgK
— Amy Board (@amyrboard) April 21, 2015
700 million opened bank accounts or used #mobilemoney for the first time between 2011 – 2014 http://t.co/fpcQLXFZaA @WorldBank #fintech
— HelixInstitute (@HelixInstitute) April 20, 2015
In 2000, microcredit was all the rage. RCTs from @JPAL_Global + @poverty_action have radically changed the debate: https://t.co/MigUYGVbfs
— Alejandro Ganimian (@aganimian) April 22, 2015
How hard can banking be for people in rural India? Watch video: http://t.co/H5k49nfjEY #WSJInclusion pic.twitter.com/vE1S6qsEbR
— WSJ Asia (@WSJAsia) April 23, 2015
From @SocialEarth Coca-Cola International Water Initiatives to Benefit Four Million In Africa By… http://t.co/Akz5Z68Smm #SocEnt #SocInn
— 3BL Media (@3BLMedia) April 22, 2015
We’ve got the best library on Client-Centered #microfinance. You can be as loud as you like http://t.co/t2kXdjxKvz pic.twitter.com/Oc7ZE6o4H4
— MonthofMicrofinance (@MofMFI) April 23, 2015
“It was a big change, being surrounded by women at an investing event.” http://t.co/VD9J6X8glR #impinv
— Stephanie M. Turpin (@marienau_turpin) April 23, 2015
ANNOUNCING A NEW INVESTMENT, FIRST ACCESS http://t.co/wdgvd6kpzH #socent #impinv | https://t.co/tBmEmNY9oA pic.twitter.com/R0sqRJPkZ9
— London+Acumen (@London4Acumen) April 24, 2015
#impinv & #philanthrophy have suffocated many great #socent startups with intense pressure to #scale before they have got it rigth. #SEEED15
— Martin Montero (@Montero) April 24, 2015
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