Blog - Microloans

A World Free of Poverty is Within Our Grasp

I had the privilege of listening to a speech at Georgetown University by the World Bank’s president, Jim Yong Kim. What an inspirational man! Full of vision, a spirit of collaboration, compassion and insight. Here are some excerpts and thoughts on what he had to say. He had some interesting collaborative and innovative approaches he...

Microfinance Success Story from One of our Partners - World Vision

Watch this great video produced by World Vision and see how one woman unlocked the potential of yomorrow through small business loans. It will make you smile and be encouraged that we're making a difference!

Volunteer Story: Off to Nepal

Note From Joanna: We have a team of passionate and talented volunteers working on all aspects of Erase Poverty. In the coming weeks, you'll have the opportunity to hear from several of them, starting with this post from Sarah Zoric. She has been a tremendous help! Thanks Sarah! Now she's off to Nepal (read below) for a bit, but will always...

Unleashing Hidden Potential

Mexicans recently commemorated the Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos). While this is not a holiday I’m used to observing, last week I paused to contemplate and remember the loved ones in my life who have passed away. My thoughts gravitated towards my grandfather, who my siblings and I lovingly called “Grampie”. He passed...

KPBS Profiles Erase Poverty's San Diego Partner - Foundation for Women

We are proud to partner with San Diego-based Foundation for Women. They are making a difference for women, right here in San Diego! Meet one of their borrowers and hear the difference a small loan can make in the life of a woman.  Click here to read the article or watch the short video that KPBS recently featured - "Fighting San Diego...

Huffington Post on Microfinance

The original post on huffingtonpost.com can be found by clicking here. Bogotá’s red light district, zona roja, is gritty and grim. It teems with drug addicts, transvestites and menacing figures that circle heavily made up and skimpily clad women, some in see-through tops. Even at four in the afternoon, which was the only time it was...