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Women Need Macro Solutions, Too
I.M.O.W. Global Council member Zainab Salbi, founder and CEO of Women for Women International, says that while microfinance is a step in the right direction, women's ability to operate at the macro level of the economy must also be recognized.
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More Than Microfinance
In economics, people frequently use terms such as "micro" or "macro." Nowadays, "micro" is generally associated with microcredit or microfinance, two terms that have become synonymous with the popular practice of giving small loans to people--most often women--to start small businesses and make money for themselves and their families...
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Pro Mujer: A Holistic Approach
Lynne Patterson and Carmen Velasco founded Pro Mujer, a not-for-profit women's development and microfinance organization, two decades ago in Bolivia. Since then, Pro Mujer has worked to improve the lives of poor women and their families throughout five countries in Latin America, distributing US$689 million in microloans...
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COMMUNITY VOICE:
Small Steps
Microcredit may not be a panacea to women's problems worldwide, but it has impacted thousands of lives, proving that every little bit truly does help...
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