Category Archives: Int\’l Development

Memory of the World | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/flagship-project-activities/memory-of-the-world/homepage/ A UNESCO program that is new to me: Nations submit items or “memories” that are of national and international significance. Sort of a world-heritage time capsule.

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Kiva – Yao Pascal Apeti from Togo has fully repaid a Kiva loan

http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=16440 10 months after making my first Kiva investment, my $25 loan has been repaid. Kiva offers you the choice to withdraw your cash, or make another investment. $25 being a pittance (especially after spending the summer in overpriced Britain), I’ve chosen to sponsor another third-world entrepreneur whose interests match my own. Yao Pascal is […]

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Kiva – Lend Anonymous from Uganda

http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=571 If you haven’t yet had a look at the Kiva website, I encourage you to do so. It’s a program that pools multiple small donations to grant micro-loans to Third World entrepreneurs. The money is paid back in increments, and upon the closing of the account your donation can either be withdrawn or put […]

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Anti-poverty wristbands produced in sweatshops – Scotsman.com News

http://news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=588782005 Hopefully showing once and for all that meaningless gestures can sometimes hinder more than they help… From the page: “FASHIONABLE wristbands worn by pop stars, actors, top athletes and celebrities to publicise the Make Poverty History campaign are produced in appalling “slave labour” conditions, damning evidence has revealed.”

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