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2014-10-23 23:04:56

CARD MRI, the Microcredit Summit Campaign, and Freedom from Hunger launched a joint program in the Philippines and held a two-day maternal health fair. “Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies” will improve health knowledge and promote behavior change for more than 600,000 women by the end of 2015 to improve maternal health in the Philippines, accelerating achievement of UN Millennium Development Goal 5. San Pablo City, Philippines (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 At an event on October 17th in the...

2014-10-22 23:02:14

HUD, USDA, and Council on Foundations honor work of place-based foundations Washington, DC and Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Across the nation, community foundations, private foundations, and corporate giving programs work to improve neighborhoods and the lives of the people who live in them. Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Council on Foundations announced the 2014 winners of the Secretaries’...

2014-10-16 12:26:28

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 The nation's poverty rate was 15.5 percent in 2013, down from 16.0 percent in 2012, according to the supplemental poverty measure released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The 2013 rate was higher than the official measure of 14.5 percent, but similarly declined from the corresponding rate in 2012. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141016/152571-INFO Meanwhile, 48.7 million were below the poverty line in 2013 according to the supplemental poverty measure, not...

2014-10-02 12:33:32

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following letter is being issued by the International Fund for Agricultural Development: Dear Journalist, You are invited to attended an important news-making event, "Food + Migration: Untold Stories" hosted by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on October 10, 2014 from 9-11 a.m. This event is open to the media only and is free of charge. Seating is limited. IFAD is...

2014-09-30 23:08:53

Friendly competition encourages students across Canada to join the fight against the disease. Canada (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Rick Mercer and Plan Canada are once again bringing the fight against malaria to schools across Canada with the launch of the 8th annual Spread the Net Student Challenge. Championed by television personality Rick Mercer since 2007, the Student Challenge invites Canadian elementary, secondary and post-secondary school students to join a friendly competition to...

2014-09-30 12:27:24

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The states with the highest proportion of hungry and poor people are in the South, according to a Bread for the World analysis of the latest U.S. Census data. Several states in the region account for large portions of the more than 49 million Americans who were at risk of hunger and 45 million Americans who lived in poverty last year. The states with the highest percentage of food insecurity, or hunger, are Arkansas (21.2...

2014-09-25 12:31:33

The Global Poverty Project will help bring access to sanitation and education to millions of people NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its efforts to alleviate poverty worldwide, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and the Caterpillar Foundation are making a $2.5 million investment in The Global Poverty Project (GPP). The investment will support growing the Global Citizen grassroots movement around the world to end extreme poverty by 2030. "When we can put people on the...

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2014-09-24 02:00:30

Matt Shipman, NC State (via NSF) Key nodes in a vast national food distribution system, food banks manage complex logistics that help connect families to farms For the past few years, a team of engineers has spent long hours poring over data files and complex computer models. They weren't designing nuclear reactors or high-tech cars--they were using their technology and expertise to improve programs that feed the hungry. Food banks are enormous enterprises, serving as the linchpin...

2014-08-28 23:02:39

In a press conference Monday, August 25th, Yucatan Governor Rolando Zapata Bello says the 17th Microcredit Summit "reflects national and international strategies to democratize credit and reduce poverty." Co-organizers of the Summit, the Microcredit Summit Campaign and PRONAFIM will present the future of global microfinance this September 2 to 5 in Mérida, Yucatán. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 The Governor of Yucatán, Rolando Zapata Bello, presented the 17th...

2014-08-20 08:31:49

Musoni's mobile approach has proved efficient, reliable and secure CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the microfinance industry (MFI), Frost & Sullivan recognises Musoni with the 2014 Kenyan Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Leadership. The company is the first 100 percent mobile microfinance institution in the world. By using a mobile platform as a channel to deliver its products and services to customers, Musoni has positioned...


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  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin