Tag Archives: international development

Zafen: Redefining “Interest” in the Changing World of Microfinance

Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Microfinance has taken a beating lately for shifting far afield from its humanitarian origins, originally funding tiny businesses run by poor women in developing countries to feed their families. It’s become a good idea gone bad, a charitable enterprise spoiled as profit surpassed people as the rationale for investment. It sickens the soul. […]

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Join Us in Integrated Approach to Build The New Haiti

Léogâne, Haiti. I am perhaps the most excited I have been in my entire life as I prepare to move to Haiti next month. Ten months after the earthquake of January 12 I will be on the ground — to stay — with our international team. We are ready and able to roll-out a real, integrated, […]

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Can the World’s Poorest Girls Save the MDGs?

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations is riveted this week on how badly our leaders are doing to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  One woman of action, a global activist I know, believes that only by empowering girls can MDGs be met.  Jin In is Founding Director of 4Girls GLocal Leadership (4GGL) — Inspiring Girls, […]

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Let Us Not Waste The Limited Number of Hours We Have Left

New York, NY. 9/11 brings back haunting memories. Having buried by brother and mother almost back-to-back just before 9/11, losing all three of my life-long mentors over the passing years, and recently burying my father and step-mother, death to me is no longer a stranger. My grasp of our human fragility stems from watching the […]

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First ‘Davos’ for Women’s International Development in NYC

New York, N.Y.  I met Cecilia Attias, former First Lady of France and founder and executive chair of the Cecilia Attias Foundation for It was extraordinarily successful – and focused on producing more than just rhetoric.  Women at the event and was particularly impressed by her passion and global vision. The first annual Dialogue for […]

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Jim Luce on International Development

Jim Luce became involved with international development after he had established an orphanage in North Sulawesi, Indonesia and then, post-Tsunami, sent his team 3,000 miles west to Banda Aceh.  He arrives a few weeks later.  This was the beginning of his involvement with international development. Orphans International Worldwide: Embracing Family Care For Orphans Helping Women: Eliminating Obstetric Fistula in Developing World Traveling as […]

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Column: Thought Leaders & Global Citizens with Jim Luce

Jim Luce has written on a wide breadth of issues in Huffington Post, New York Times, Daily Kos and BBC.  His stories are categorized below: Afghanistan Africa Animal Rescue Art Brooklyn Cambodia & Cambodian-Americans Children China Connectivity Corporate America & CSR Education Extremism Film France & French-Americans Gay & Lesbian Issues Germany Greece & Greek-Americans Haiti […]

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