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Tag: Poverty


Understanding why people are poor and innovative ways to alleviate poverty



Financing Freedom

Microlending in leprosy colonies frees residents from poverty, shame, and isolation.
By Meredith May | May. 26, 2010

Economic Development

Big Payoffs from Small Savings

SaveTogether wants to foster the savings habit among low-income Americans.
By Suzie Boss | May. 26, 2010


A Good Business for Poor People

Microfranchising poses fewer risks and offers greater benefits than does creating a new business from scratch.
By Lisa Jones Christensen, David Lehr, & Jason Fairbourne | 1 | May. 26, 2010


Local Warming

Global warming may end up helping some poor farmers who will be able to sell their crops for higher prices.
By Jessica Ruvinsky | May. 26, 2010

Claire A. Williams, Lara Vogel - Using Social Enterprise to Outpace Poverty

By Eric Nee | May. 18, 2010

Jeffrey D. Sachs - Financial Crisis and a Changing Business World

By Eric Nee | May. 12, 2010

Michael Spence - Financial Crisis and a Changing Business World

By Eric Nee | May. 11, 2010

Rolf Papsdorf - Providing Environmental Sustainability Solutions

By Eric Nee | Apr. 28, 2010


Rebuilding Haiti with Microfinance (Video)

Partnership brings greater social impact. This post features a video.

By Reeta Roy | Apr. 20, 2010
SSIR blogger Jenna Nicholas has worked for the Oxford Hub, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, the Stanford Centre for Philanthropy and Civil Society, and Global Health Corps.

Asking the Right Questions

A report on a talk by Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute, professor of Sustainable Development, and professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University.

By Jenna Nicholas | 1 | Apr. 16, 2010