1. Women's Economic Empowerment in Haiti


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    Following three years of earthquake recovery, Haitians are rebuilding their homes, and their livelihoods. One of the most affected sectors following the earthquake was the entire network of small commerce, small businesses, around the cities and the affected areas. Many of those small businesses are owned by women who support one or many families with those incomes. Building up the economy is a major priority for the Haitian Government, which seeks to generate opportunities, many of which focus on women and youth. By partnering with the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, and 8 non-profit groups in the capital Port-au-Prince, one such project provided training, technical assistance, access to micro-credit and other resources to develop a trade or start a business. “16 neighborhoods, 6 camps,” was a program developed by the Haitian Government to rehabilitate affected neighborhoods in Port-au-Prince and encourage people living in camps to return home, while creating job opportunities for the residents. Supported by the Korea-UNDP MDG Trust Fund, a main component of the project aims to empower women through a combination of employment and entrepreneurship programs. Enabling women economically is key to the project’s long-term sustainability. Starting from the ground up, the program created a network of partners, from neighborhood councils, to government ministries, to civil society, to develop 8 job creation projects ranging from crafts to construction. Efforts are already underway to scale up the program to other parts of the country. The success of the Korea-UNDP MDG Trust Fund is being used as a model by the Haitian Government to identify regional markets, share knowledge, and create job centers to reach even more vulnerable populations nationally.

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    • Professor Yunus Celebrates Grameen America Day!


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      Professor Muhammad Yunus celebrates the accomplishments of Grameen America and explains the pathway ahead.

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      • From Bangladesh to America


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        This video highlights our beginnings and our goal to alleviate poverty in America through microloans. Our founder, Muhammad Yunus, discusses the Grameen America model, inspired by Yunus’ time in Bangladesh loaning money to impoverished individuals who have since, used microloans to move out of poverty. Grameen America aspires to do the same in the U.S.

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        • Grameen America Partnership with Whole Planet


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          Whole Planet Foundation and Grameen America partner to alleviate poverty in the United States.

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          • Launch Paradigm Shift


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            The poor are not the problem. They are the solution. With 1 in 3 unemployed in South Africa, many start a small business to escape poverty but don't know how to make it succeed. Launch the One-Day Business Experience Course by Paradigm Shift and show them how. This one-day course is the foundation for transforming impoverished communities and opens doors for discipleship. Any church, business forum or small group can provide this simple, effective outreach. With just six volunteers you can get started. Visit www.shiftingparadigms.org/launch for more information.

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            • Migration Policy Institute 2012 E Pluribus Unum Prize Awardees Discuss Immigrant Integration


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              The winners of the Migration Policy Institute's 2012 E Pluribus Unum Prizes, honoring exceptional immigrant integration work happening in the United States, discussed their initiatives during a plenary luncheon on September 24, 2012 at the National Immigrant Integration Conference held in Baltimore, MD. During a Q&A with MPI Senior Vice President Michael Fix, leaders with ACCESS (the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services), Building Skills Partnership, Californians Together, and Citi Community Development discussed key aspects of their work. At discussion's end, the winners received their E Pluribus Unum Prizes from Brad Davidson, a trustee of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, which generously funds the prizes program. www.integrationawards.org

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              • Together by Water Collective


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                Join Us: http://together.causevox.com Music: "Beautiful Life" by Gui Boratto

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                • IIMC - A Pure Drop of Water


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                  A physician returns to India to open a health clinic serving impoverished villagers, and in the process plants the seeds for social change.

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                  • Ending Sex Trafficking of Girls and Women in India


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                    It’s easy to think that the business of sex trafficking is inevitable and harmless — until you meet the girls and women who are being sold. They could change your mind on both counts. In April 2012, the NoVo Foundation traveled to India and met with Fatima, Mumtaj, Poonam and Shabnam. These leaders are working with Apne Aap (http://apneaap.org) to organize girls, women, and their communities in ending sexual exploitation. This is what we learned.

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                    • Transformational Development: Restore, Renew and Inspire


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                      Dr. Florence Muindi, founding president / CEO of Life In Abundance (LIA), discusses effective community development and why we are called to serve the poor, broken and marginalized throughout the world.

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