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Intersection: Innovation for Social Change at Pixar

Last week I had a wonderful opportunity to head to the Intersection Event being hosted at Pixar Studios (such a cool location oozing with creativity!). I met some passionate and brilliant people, all working to innovate for social change. I heard from some inspiring and creative speakers. I saw some unique businesses models. I was reminded of the...

Happy New Year from Erase Poverty

Happy New Year! I originally started writing this letter before the holidays, and the image above seemed perfect! But I found myself with competing priorities, and decided to make this a New Year’s letter instead! However, as I reflect on the main thought I’d like share with you, this image still conveys the message well!   When...

Erase Poverty's CEO Profiled in National Magazine

Joanna Wasmuth, Erase Poverty's Founder & CEO, was profiled in the November 21 edition of FOCUS - the National Association of Women Business Owners' magazine that goes out to millions of readers. We are grateful for the national exposure, and hope that it will inspire many business owners who read the article to get involved in helping...

Fashion Designer Launches Product Line that Benefits Erase Poverty

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 • 6:00pm We invite you to celebrate the launch of LBJ Lifestyles - unique accessories for the creative life. Come meet best-selling author and thought leader, Laurie Beth Jones, and hear her personally share the story of this new line of unique accessories for the creative life. Laurie Beth Jones is committed...

An Inspirational Launch Party

Erase Poverty hosted its official launch party and a commemoration of the United Nations International Day to Eradicate Poverty. The event was held on October 20 at the United Nations Hall of Nations in Balboa Park, a special venue that highlights peaceful coexistence and cooperation among all peoples. To view pictures of the event, visit the...

Erase Poverty Launches on UN Day to Eradicate Poverty

Erase Poverty—a microloan movement by small businesses that care—celebrates its official launch this week. "Together, we can erase poverty through the power of small business," says founder, Joanna Wasmuth. Sign the pledge to Erase Poverty to be entered to win prizes including a grand prize of an annual Erase Poverty Program...

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...