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Charlie Rangel Honored at Uni Haiti Second Annual Gala Dinner

  The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation, Orphans International Worldwide, and the United Nations SRC Aux Antilles Club invite you to the Second  Annual  Black  Tie  Gala  Dinner Saturday November 10, 6pm-12am Bohemian National Hall 321 East 73rd Street New York City Honoring U.S. Representative Charles B. Rangel Katleen Félix M. Sc., General Director, Kanpe […]

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Micro-Finance Meets Multi-Nationals at Clinton Global Initiative

New York, N.Y.  Nobel-prize winner Professor Muhammad Yunus, founder of the microfinance pioneer Grameen Bank of Bangladesh, addressed our breakfast at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) kick-off. Introduced by Hikmet Ersek, the C.E.O. of Western Union – the corporation that hosted this event – Muhammad was as inspiring as ever. Western Union, “Moving Money for […]

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Zafèn Haitian Microfinance Effort Engages Haitians to Forge a New Future

Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Haitians like Jean-Patrick Lucien are one reason Zafèn, a new online microfinance program targeting small- and medium-sized businesses in Haiti, has been so successful. Action-oriented people like Chicago photographer Jennifer Girard are another. Zafèn is marking its six-month anniversary in October and has already amassed an impressive track record of success. It has raised […]

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Goodbye, Western Union? Overseas Remittances Now ATM to ATM

Cash remittances allow people living in cash-hungry countries to receive funds from friends and relatives in cash positive-countries. Before the earthquake in Haiti, Haitian’s sent home about 1.2 Billion Dollars annually to Haiti. This amount does not include what the Haitian people carry with them when traveling to Haiti nor does it include in the […]

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Fonkoze: Haitian Diaspora Unites Across U.S.

With Barbara Magnoni. Photos by Tequila Minsky. Brooklyn, N.Y.  As the world economy collapses, the lifeline to already-impoverished Haiti has run thin.  One third of Haiti’s economy flows through remittances — through companies such as Western Union and Moneygram — from overseas family members sending cash home. Banks and micro-finance institutions such as Fonkoze also play […]

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WonderWorks Syracuse to Reopen Select Activities on August 7, 2020

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