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Hot Bread Kitchen: Supporting Low Income Women Living In New York City

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Hot Bread Kitchen, based in New York City’s East Harlem neighbourhood, is a basic fabric of that local community, offering the foreign-born and low-income women based here a life line by helping to create lasting economic security for these women, introducing them to job opportunities in the culinary industry.

DHL Transforms Rural Africa with New Cargo Service

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Parts of Africa remain vastly unexplored, with many remote regions in inaccessible for trade even as it has been widely acknowledged that international trade plays a crucial role in development and poverty reduction in the continent.

Winner of the World Food Prize: Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, A Man Who Has Worked to Alleviate Hunger

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The world owes a lot to thanks to Sir Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh, and now, his significant work has been recognised.

Poverty Tracker & Michael Weinstein: Exclusive Interview

The official poverty estimate for New York City is about 21 percent. It's wrong. Michael Weinstein explains.

Carbon for Water: A New Sustainable Finance Model Saves Lives and the Environment

An innovative carbon finance scheme tackles several issues at once: climate change, deforestation, poverty, disease and lack of clean water

A Call for Sustainable Energy for All, From Within a Walled City for the Rich

The United Nations' International Year of Sustainability for All will be launched in Abu Dhabi, the site of the zero-carbon Masdar City. Sub-Saharan Africa would have been a better place

The Paris Appeal: A Call for Microfinance Reform

"You need different regulation for microfinance; sometimes that's hard to get." -- Lars Thunell, Executive Vice President and CEO, International Finance Corporation

A Little Money Goes a Long Way: A Record 137 Million Microloans Issued to the World’s Poorest in 2010

"If you are talking about the...poorest segment, the question is, do they really see themselves in the long run? Do they have dreams? My experience most of them don’t. The only thing that concerns them is the day to day, how they will survive today and tomorrow." -- Gilbert Maramba, Negros Women of Tomorrow Foundation, Philippines

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