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It Is Better To Light One Candle Then To Curse the Darkness - Basha

“It Is Better To Light One Candle Then To Curse the Darkness” – Proverb

As some of you know, one of the amazing social enterprises that was was present at the Beauty From Ashes Gala was Basha Boutique. 504 more words

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Different Lenses for Viewing Impact Investing

Browsing my Twitter feed this morning, I happened upon an article posted on Forbes by Eli Malinsky of the Centre for Social Innovation titled The Slippery Slope of Impact Investing… 895 more words

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SokoText: A New Mobile Solution for Small Urban Food Vendors and their Customers

Colombia is a country on the rise, and social and tech entrepreneurship are on top of the tide.

After decades of violent conflict, the country is finally finding its footing as an innovative, hard-working, and passionate player on the world stage, looking both inward and outward to create solutions to problems old and new. 813 more words

Latin America

Why The Chai Lai Orchid is a social enterprise for everyone to see

Lazying on a hammock reading Restless Souls by Phil Thornton, I witness much of what the book talks about, the Karen and their oppression, trafficking, the world’s longest civil war and their need to escape Burma. 587 more words

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Who is the Milaana tribe?

Words by: Sophie Wood

The Milaana team recently went on retreat to Byron Bay where we spent five days revisiting our aims and knuckling down a solid plan for the semester ahead. 544 more words

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Jeffrey Sachs Views Development as a Responsibility

Today our Student Spotlight is from Emmie Mediate, a senior at Notre Dame studying Africana Studies, Medicine, and International Development. She has conducted a variety of research on international healthcare systems throughout her undergraduate career, with a particular interest in HIV/AIDS policy. 694 more words

Student Spotlight

India - Ripe for Impact Investing

With the recent closure of the $20 million Unitus Seed Fund, it seems that Will Poole (ex Microsoft) has tapped into a growing interest from philanthropists and social investors in finding solutions to some of the still trenchant problems experienced by the poorest in India.  470 more words

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