Erase Poverty Blog

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...

Joy Triggers

I recently stumbled upon an article by Margaret Wheeler Johnson in the Huffington Post (read full article here). She was talking about her sister’s recent improved level of happiness, and how she gave credit to “Joy Triggers.” She described the concept like this: “It's not enough to be productive, it's not enough to...

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...

Is That a Giant Eraser?

That was the question on the minds of many women at the recent conference for the National Association of Women Business Owners in San Diego. The giant, 10 foot eraser drew people’s attention from across the hall. As they came over to find out if it actually was a giant eraser, our team invited them to sign the eraser as a symbol that they...