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Making Cents International Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity: September 11-13, 2012

Making Cents International welcomes young professionals and graduate students to volunteer at this year’s Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference, which will take place at the Inter-American Development Bank’s Conference Center in Washington, DC September 11-13, 2012.


Volunteer Obligation and Opportunity

Volunteers are asked to assist with logistics for 1.5 days of the conference in exchange for…


Added by Chelsea Babcock on August 15, 2012 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Housing Microfinance - Is it profitable?

We are looking to introduce HMF to our portfolio. The ticket size is bigger and will help the ENR grow rapidly. The questions I have in mind are:

How easy is it to secure the loan in the absence of formal land / house titles?

What securities/collateral may be considered?

Ideal APR range?

I will appreciate comments from different parts of the world where HMF has been tested successfully.


Fareed Ashraf…


Added by Fareed Ashraf Chaudhry on July 19, 2012 at 8:37am — No Comments

Conference Program and Speaker Biographies Now Available for Making Cents International’s 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference

The 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference program is now available for you to review.  This year’s conference showcases 60 sessions and 120 world-class speakers from 25 countries with a special cross-cutting spotlight on technology. The conference will take place September 11-13, 2012 at the Inter-American Development Bank’s Conference Center in Washington, DC. Attend the conference to share your…


Added by Chelsea Babcock on June 7, 2012 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Social Enterprise Associates - June Event Update

Join Social Enterprise Associates at the First Annual Asia Impact…


Added by Drew Tulchin on May 28, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments

Women empowerment: in which ways ???

Many people including women leaders and social workers are excited about women empowerment in development and under developed country. It is true that in those countries, there have been created many opportunities to empowered women and now women especially poor women of those countries are empowered themselves than…


Added by Suman Chowdhury (Mony) on April 9, 2012 at 6:17am — 2 Comments

Should take initiatives to set up Library for Farmers, Garment Workers and other poor professionals

[Summary of this blog: We know education and knowledge always act as an asset for everyone’s life. Library can do a big roll for learning. However, our farmers, garment workers and another poor service holders, labors have no opportunity, necessary education and time to access in library. For that reason, now most of them are out of modern knowledge, advantage of…


Added by Suman Chowdhury (Mony) on April 5, 2012 at 6:49am — No Comments

Business of Drugs: poverty relief or tenaciously snap our society???

At present, production and selling of drug (e.g. YABA, PETHIDINE, HEROIN, GANJA (Hemp), PHENSEDYL etc) is a very profitable business in this world. Many people in all over the world involve with this business by investing money as a producer, manufacturer and seller of those harmful drugs. By this illegal business, any investor can take his/her investment with in few months. Everyone knows that, every illegal business can provide much…


Added by Suman Chowdhury (Mony) on April 4, 2012 at 12:54am — No Comments


The neighbourhood is quiet. Today, 8th February 2012, Ghana lost one goal to nil in the semi-final football match against Zambia in Equatorial Guinea where they are co-hosting the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) with Gabon. This was a match Ghana should have won but lost because we had no better strategy. Ghana even had a penalty in the first half and it was…

Added by GODWIN-XAVIER AYEEBO on March 31, 2012 at 2:21pm — 1 Comment

Call for Session Proposals Open for Making Cents’ 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference

Making Cents International invites you to submit a proposal to lead a workshop-style technical session at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. The conference will take place September 11-13, 2012 at the Inter-American Development Bank’s Conference Center in Washington, DC. Submit a proposal to share your lessons learned, promising practices, and innovative ideas in one or more of the following learning tracks: workforce development; adolescent girls & young…


Added by Chelsea Babcock on March 15, 2012 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

SEA events on Thursday March 15th

Money matters! Join our two Santa Fe, NM events on Thursday March 15th, sponsored by Santa Fe Community Foundation:

  • Morning Workshop for NPO & Small Biz Owners: Learn to Get the Most from Banks & New Opportunities for Money
  • Evening Roundtable on Ethical Investing: Do your values match your investment world?

Added by Drew Tulchin on March 12, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Looking to scale your NGO / social enterprise? – Social Enterprise Associate's new Tip Sheet offers resources

Non-profit organizations in general and social enterprises in particular seek new methods to reach scale.  To do so, they need to leverage networks, secure financing and access new markets. The U.S. consulting firm, Social Enterprises Associates, offers its new publication, Tip Sheet # 9, Resources for Scaling Social Enterprises with triple bottom line resources for social entrepreneurs and their organizations to grow.

 Download the publication from the homepage …


Added by Drew Tulchin on March 4, 2012 at 6:23am — No Comments

Connect Arab Summit 2012 Doha, Qatar - 5-7 March 2012

The Summit is organized by the International Telecommunication Union in partnership with the League of Arab States (LAS),…


Added by AHMED EISA SUDAN on February 29, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments




Added by GODWIN-XAVIER AYEEBO on February 14, 2012 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Microfinance is a Mighty River

Larry Reed, director of the Microcredit Summit Campaign, published an editorial in the January Newsletter for ACP/EU Microfinance likening the steady growth in the microfinance sector since 1997 to a mighty river. 

Added by Sabina Rogers on January 30, 2012 at 11:02am — No Comments

Microcredit Summit Campaign is looking to hire four interns for the Spring term

The Microcredit Summit Campaign seeks four (4) interns for the Winter/Spring semester:

1. One (1) intern to support the “Seal of Excellence for Poverty Outreach and Transformation in Microfinance”, a global initiative led by the Campaign, as well as to assist with administrative tasks, communications, and basic research. See internship description and…


Added by Sabina Rogers on January 12, 2012 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Social Enterprise Associates - Call for Interns

Social Enterprise Associates ( is a consulting firm (registered B Corp) providing business oriented ‘triple bottom line’ results – generating financial, social, and environmental returns. We are seeking interns to help social enterprises (non-profit & for-profit) increase their sustainability, scale-up and advance towards success. Click …


Added by Drew Tulchin on January 11, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Social Enterprise Associates' December Newsletter Out!


Happy holidays! Check out Social Enterprise Associates' December newsletter to see what social entrepreneurs and communities have leveraged the power of the marketplace for betterment this fall. Get inspired & get to work!



Added by Drew Tulchin on December 19, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

micro finance reaching at every house hold through supporting threshold, but there is a question to be studied upon

micro finance becomes easy way to reach at the poor's doorstep, but with time of passage it has been observed that that fund granted to these poor families has not been properly utilised. in number of cases due to lack of proper management & post evaluation of distributed fund, money given to to poor end up in non productive or non generationg income  sectors by them.. has there need some rule or guidlines to be followed for future those non productive grpups/people....

Added by shamim akhter on December 18, 2011 at 2:25am — No Comments

Climate Change Threatens Billions of Dollars Infrastructure Investment in Developing World

 According to Conservation International it states, "... Developing countries are now entering their own " golden era" of investment and construction. While infrastructure for agriculture, cities, energy generation and navigation are expanding rapidly, these countries are largely using planning and design methods that will result in ineffective and ecologically destructive projects due to the emerging and unpredictable climate conditions."

It is  predicted that poor investment and…


Added by Drew Tulchin on December 12, 2011 at 4:57pm — No Comments

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