guatemala - beyond microcredit

Photo: Harrison Pharamond/MCE Social Capital

Photo: Harrison Pharamond/MCE Social Capital

A textile cooperative is helping women and their families climb out of poverty. But microcredit alone is not enough to end poverty. Learn why tackling poverty requires more than a loan.*

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Haiti - Improving Wellbeing through social business

photo credit: Yunus social business

photo credit: Yunus social business

Before the 2010 earthquake, Jonas Guillaume owned and operated an internet cafe in Port-au-Prince. But when a cholera epidemic broke out during the relief efforts, he realized there was a simple solution that would provide access to life-saving goods, create jobs, and strengthen the local economy. 

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sri Lanka - A natural Progression out of poverty

photo: world vision

photo: world vision

Janaki is an entrepreneur in Sri Lanka, who is improving the lives of dozens of people in her community through her business that produces natural coconut products. See how, with the help of World Vision's ARISE project, she's expanding her natural brush making business, which is having positive flow-on effects for the rest of her community.  Watch the video > 

Yemen - The King of Butternut Squash

Photo courtesy of Spark

Photo courtesy of Spark

Today, with an annual growth of YR 600,000, “The king of butternut squash,” as Hamdi Al-asbahi is known locally, aspires to become a successful role model for his fellow companions. “I want my business to underline the importance of agriculture in my region and motivate people of this area to make use of its great farming potential.” Learn more >