Erase Poverty Blog

Latest News - June 5, 2012

Latest News  It Takes a Village for Business Success Undoubtedly, countless people have contributed to your success, confirming the old adage “it takes a village.” Usually that phrase refers to raising children, but it can also apply to growing a business or strengthening an economy... [read more]    Joanna...

Business Success Takes a Village

Joanna Wasmuth is CEO & Founder of ErasePoverty.org – a unique marketing solution that  helps small businesses attract and retain new clients, while also helping lift people out of poverty at the same time. Joanna Wasmuth is a nominee for NAWBO’s 2012 BRAVO Women’s Advocate of the Year award, and a recipient of the...

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...

Let's Rock - Enterprising Women's Magazine article

I recently had the opportunity to write an article about my passion for empowering women economically in the Enterprising Women's Magazine. Here is an exerpt.    I will never forget my first trip to Rwanda. Women gathered to meet me wearing brightly colored dresses and even brighter smiles. As I sat down to hear their...

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...

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...