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With a Grateful Heart I: Mrs. Jabalasa’s Potatoes…

by Sonja Egeland Kelly

This year as we stock up on pumpkin and pecans, cook our Thanksgiving meals and recount our blessings, I am reminded of those who provide their communities with food. In particular, I’m thinking of an Opportunity…

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#Mifimon Preview: Women and Microfinance

by Amy Carol Wolff

Next week we have the privilege of discussing how microfinance is changing the lives of women around the world. We’ve got a pretty dynamic panel coming to this as well. Below, you’ll find their bios…

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Voices of the Poor – Parmila Das

by Steve Nelson

The landmark Voices of the Poor study, published by the World Bank in 2000, sought the opinions and testimony of 60,000 of the world’s poor through information gathered in small discussion groups. Parmila…

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Indiana University Students Engage with Opportunity,…

by Kristy Anderson

The following is a guest post from Kristy Anderson, president of the Indiana University Trockman Microfinance Initiative-a student group of the Kelley School of Business.  http://www.tminitiative.com/…

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Help Create Opportunity for Women Worldwide

by Susan Gillette

The following is a guest post from Women’s Opportunity Network Member, Susan Gillette: I have just finished reading “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” by New…

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#Mifimon: BRAC’s "Microfinance Plus" Approach

by Jessica Elisberg

The following is a guest post by Jessica Elisberg from Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX). Interested in learning about microfinance? Follow our biweekly Twitter discussion group #mifimon (because…

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Opportunity International Honors Pioneering Work in…

Women’s Leadership Awards Presented at D.C. Event Oak Brook, Ill., (Nov. 10, 2009) — The Women’s Opportunity Network (WON) of Opportunity International honored Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Women initiative…

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Honoring Those Who Increase Opportunities for Women

by Cynthia Greenwood

On a sparkling Saturday evening in Washington D.C., the Women’s Opportunity Network of Opportunity International honored a pioneering program and a special staff member in the field who are making an…

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Live from the Smithonian Institution: One Hen Awarded…

by Ruth-Anne Renaud

The Outreach Council of the African Studies Association annually salutes the authors and illustrators of outstanding books about Africa published or distributed in the United States for young children…

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Teaching Children the Power of Microfinance: Sidwell…

by Ruth-Anne Renaud

The 6th graders at Sidwell Friend’s School in Washington D.C. eagerly welcomed Katie Smith Milway this morning, author of children’s book, One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference, a story…

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