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[17 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Microfinance Creates Healthy Foundations for Women

Meghan Johnson
Cartagena, Colombia
“The goal is to create opportunity and agency for the residents of one of the poorest cities in Colombia, and they’ve made enormous differences for thousands of families – 7,000 so far, in fact.”
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“What does it mean to you to have a floor?”
I stared blankly.  Floor?  Well, you can’t have a house without a floor.  Linoleum?  Hardwood?  Tile?  What the heck does she mean, what does it mean?
Isabela continued in Spanish.  ”I asked the women, what does it mean to you to now have a floor in your …

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[16 Oct 2012 | One Comment | ]
Ntankah Village Women Work Tirelessly for Change in Cameroon

Theresa Fonjia Morfaw
Ntankah, Cameroon
The work of the Ntankah Village Women Common Initiative Group has been recognized nationally and internationally with numerous awards, including the Red Ribbon Award, the Cordaid Award, The Guardian’s post award, and the Watchdog Award as NGO of the Year. The Coordinator of Ntankah was also recognized with an award by YWCA in Kenya as one of 14 women leading change around the world.
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The Ntankah Village Women Common Initiative Group is a grassroots women’s self-help group incorporated in Cameroon under the law on cooperatives and common initiative …

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[11 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
The Abraham Fund Initiatives: 28,000 Good Reasons to Wake Up in the Morning

- Interview by Mary Liepold, Editor in Chief
 Since its founding in 1989, The Abraham Fund Initiatives, winner of the Community Peacebuilder Award,  has worked to advance equality for all of Israel’s citizens. It inspires social change by working directly with both Jewish and Arab citizens and with Israeli government institutions, the business sector, and civil society. The mutual trust that The Abraham Fund has built with both Arab community leaders and government has translated into groundbreaking and sustainable social-change initiatives inspiring policy change in language, culture and democracy education; Arab …

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