Root Capital

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Founded in 1999 by Willy Foote, Root Cap­i­tal is a non­profit social invest­ment fund that grows rural pros­per­ity in poor, envi­ron­men­tally vul­ner­a­ble places in Africa and Latin Amer­ica by lend­ing cap­i­tal, deliv­er­ing finan­cial train­ing, and strength­en­ing mar­ket con­nec­tions for small and grow­ing agri­cul­tural busi­nesses. Root Cap­i­tal: Bridg­ing the Microloan Gap for Farm­ers Across the World

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Khan Academy

Khan Academy

Founded in 2006 by Salman khan, Khan Acad­emy seeks to pro­vide a world class edu­ca­tion to any­one any­where. Khan Acad­emy a not-for-profit with the goal of chang­ing edu­ca­tion for the bet­ter by pro­vid­ing a free world-class edu­ca­tion for any­one any­where. Khan Acad­emy: The Future of Education

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One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund

Farm­ers are the solu­tion to poverty and hunger. They make up the major­ity of the pop­u­la­tion in the world’s devel­op­ing coun­tries. And they are some of the hardest-working peo­ple on the planet. One Acre Fund puts farm­ers first.  One Acre Fund 

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Room to Read

Room to Read

Room to Read focuses on two areas where we believe we can have the great­est impact: lit­er­acy and gen­der equal­ity in edu­ca­tion.  They work in col­lab­o­ra­tion with com­mu­ni­ties and local gov­ern­ments across Asia and Africa to develop lit­er­acy skills and a habit of read­ing among pri­mary school chil­dren, and sup­port girls to com­plete sec­ondary school …
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Microfinance vs. Biotechnology: Defining Success and Failure

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By Den­nis Shaugh­nessy  When I think of the gap between the­ory and field in micro­fi­nance, and in the def­i­n­i­tion of suc­cess or fail­ure in alle­vi­at­ing poverty, the com­par­i­son that comes to mind is with new can­cer drugs devel­oped by biotech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies. Amgen vs. ACCION, Genen­tech vs. Grameen, if you will. I’ve been for­tu­nate to study, work …
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Blanketing Unemployment: Sam Manning and the SARCS

By Rachel Sha­heen  After a team of nine SEI field study stu­dents engaged in busi­ness con­sul­ta­tion with the South African Red Cross Soci­ety (SARCS) last sum­mer, one stu­dent returned this year to trans­form what was sim­ply a stu­dent pro­posal into a tan­gi­ble, full-functioning pro­gram. Sam Man­ning, a ris­ing junior and inter­na­tional affairs major, arrived in Cape …
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