Pope Francis has called on world leaders to end the "cult of money" and to do more for the poor, in his first major speech on the financial crisis. We really like what the Pope is saying and wanted to share it with all of you. Just click on the link below to read the entire article.
UNDP Report “The Rise of the South”
The 21st century is witnessing a profound shift in global dynamics, driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world. China has overtaken Japan as the world’s second biggest economy, lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty in the process. India is reshaping its future with new entrepreneurial creativity and social policy innovation. Brazil is raising its living standards by expanding international relationships and antipoverty programmes that are emulated worldwide.
To read the full United Nations Development Program report "The Rise of the South" click on the link below. http://hdr.undp.org/en/content/human-development-report-2013
Just Coffee Cooperative puts Women in Charge!
Just Coffee Cooperative an all women worker-owned coffee roaster dedicated to creating and expanding a model of trade based on transparency, equality, and human dignity. They strive to build long-term relationships with small-scale coffee growers to bring you a truly incredible cup of coffee. The group almost when out of business until the women were put in charge. Then, they prospered.
Success!! This loan was 100% repaid. A loan of $200 that Global Marketplace helped make helped Sonia to buy more cheese and yogurt for her wholesale food business.
Sonia, 37, is an exemplary mother. She lives with her husband, Juan Carlos. They have 2 children, Milagros and Juan, whom they are raising in her grandmother’s house, located in the district of Huachac, Peru. For more information about our KIVA Loan Program and how you can help click on the link above.
Happy Holidays from the SMT Team
We are wishing you HAPPY HOLIDAYS and best wishes for a joyful and prosperous New Year 2014. On behalf of the borrowers we serve, we will like to THANK YOU ALL, for supporting the people of Sierra Leone through Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT). We say: thank you, thank you, thank you.
Best wishes, The SMT Team!
Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of ChildFund International Posted by Ibrahim Oumarr Jalloh from Waterloo, Sierra Leone Dec 30, 2013