Latest Microcredit Stories

2012-10-22 04:02:05

In an increasingly uncertain economic climate, small business owners are having a difficult time securing financing through traditional outlets. An equipment leasing professional offers an alternative. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 21, 2012 LeaseQ, one of the leading equipment leasing and financing providers in the United States, is offering a number of creative leasing and financing options aimed at the small business owner, designed to allow them to properly equip their businesses with the...

2012-10-01 23:00:59

Donation from October Sales of RESCUE Remedy Directly Supports Effort to Eliminate Poverty through Microfinance Projects Around the Globe NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (PRWEB) October 01, 2012 For more than 75 years, RESCUE® Remedy has helped women and families around the globe stress less and stay calm. Today the company announced its partnership with Whole Planet Foundation, a Whole Foods Market® foundation, to alleviate poverty through microcredit in developing communities around the...

Grassroots Women’s Groups Target Witch Hunts
2012-09-04 10:31:04

Witch hunts are common and sometimes deadly in the tea plantations of Jalpaiguri, India. But a surprising source — small groups of women who meet through a government loan program — has achieved some success in preventing the longstanding practice, a Michigan State University sociologist found. Soma Chaudhuri spent seven months studying witch hunts in her native India and discovered that the economic self-help groups have made it part of their agenda to defend their fellow...

2011-12-15 08:00:00

Supporting 2,000 students in 12 countries, Seattle non-profit recognized for Empowerment through Technology. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 15, 2011 Efforts to increase global access to education received a big boost today: Google.org, making $40 million in end of year grants across three categories, announced that it will support Vittana, a non-profit that combines the massive reach of microfinance with the transformative power of education by building the worldâs first student...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'