LU Global Action: July 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009. Microfinance- A little can go a long way. Microfinance uses this same principle but on a much smaller base. Instead of loaning $100,000 most microfinance loans are under $5000! This is designed to help the small "mom and pop" businesses in places like Peru, Kenya and Cambodia. All places with a minimal banking system outside of the major cities. Visit their website www.grameenfoundation.org. In Canada there are more than I can count. VanCity Credit Union runs a great website ...
LU Global Action: Calling alumni
Monday, July 20, 2009. I must admit I cannot claim credit for coming up with this idea, I blatently stole it from the Harvard Alumni for Social Action (now renamed Harvard Alumni for Global Action). See their website at http:/ www.hasa-sasa.org/. So why do this? Because I think it's become critically important for those of us in a position to help, to actually help. But what truly helps? And it helps kleptocrats and the big business of aid, but rarely does it help the actual people. So what to do?