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Starbucks Takes on U.S. Jobs Woes with Loans, Bracelets

By Claire Gordon, Daily Finance

Starbucks, a company that has long been criticized for putting small local coffee shops out of business, on Tuesday launched “Create Jobs for USA,” a program to raise funds for American small businesses.

Microfinance, plus business training, equals empowerment for the developing world

by Craig Cole, Washington Times

That’s why, as the 2011 Global Microcredit Summit gets underway in Valladolid, Spain, I’m delighted to share some good news about jobs being created – in the poorest communities in the world. We are seeing truly remarkable developments in isolated

137 Million of World’s Poorest Received a Microloan in 2010

by MarketWatch (press release)

The report’s release precedes the Global Microcredit Summit 2011 to be held November 14-17 in Valladolid, Spain, which will be inaugurated by Her Majesty Queen Sofia and Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Grameen Bank founder, Muhammad Yunus.

Microfinance banks to become agents of mobile banking

By Hope Moses-A Shike BusinessDay

Bunmi Lawson, managing director, Accion Microfinance Bank, in this interview with Hope Moses-Ashike, speaks on emerging opportunities, prospect of growth, among other issues. Excerpt I will not say that banks are not lending because the last CBN report

Opportunity Nation: How Those Below the Poverty Line Can Move Up

By Josh Sanburn, TIME

Meanwhile, Vidar Jorgensen, president and director of Grameen America, made a case for bringing to low-income families in the US microfinancing programs

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