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Living on One Dollar A Day

Documentary Inspires Holiday Donations
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What gift would you give for the holidays that costs $56?  Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci lived on $56 for 56 days in Guatemala and filmed Living on One Dollar, a documentary that has raised over $300,000 for Whole Planet Foundation, funding 1,600 microloans for Guatemalans living in poverty.

Opening Doors for Small Business Owners

eBay launches Kiva Marketplace to help aspiring entrepreneurs reach global scale
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by Lauren Mobertz

Since the company’s founding, eBay has been committed to enabling everyone to participate – and benefit – from global commerce. This year, eBay is continuing to widen the opportunities available to small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs, leveraging the global reach and technical capabilities of our marketplace. To this end, we are partnering with microlending platform Kiva.org to launch Kiva Marketplace on eBay.

The Role of the Private Sector in Women's Economic Empowerment

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The Global Business Coalition for Women’s Economic Empowerment (GBCforWEE) brings together a group of major multinational corporations - who were first convened in 2014 by Professor Linda Scott, Emeritus DP World Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, as part of the Corporate summit on women's economic empowerment - to discuss how better to include women in the world econ

Barclays Supports Living Wage Week: "I’ve Got So Much More Freedom”

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Before Julia Jemeljanenko started her job at Barclays, the most she ever earned was £7.40 an hour. Despite working a 50-hour week, she had very little money, even for essentials. “After rent and travel, I would have about £70 left for the month,” she says.

“My secret was eating once a day. At work I would get vouchers for lunch, and I would save them to use at the end of my shift, and that would be for dinner. Or I would give that to my partner and go and buy some simple things like potatoes or pasta. And that was fine. It was hard, but manageable.”

Barclays | Gamechangers: Alpha Exchange

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Can you tell us about your business? 

We launched Alpha Exchange in 2016, with a co-founding team of three members who had both asset management and technical backgrounds.

Alpha Exchange is an intelligence network that helps asset managers and institutional investors cut through the market noise and make better informed financial investment decisions. We connect consumers of research with providers of content, in a collaborative platform for investment insight.

Announcing the Visa Foundation Alongside Inaugural Grant to Women’s World Banking

$20 million commitment will empower two million enterprises over 5 years
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Today marks the launch of the Visa Foundation, which has been established as part of Visa’s larger social impact strategy to prioritize the growth of micro and small enterprises around the world, enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive.

This 23-Year-Old Tunisian Woman Opened the First Podiatry Practice in Her City

HP LIFE's business coaching workshop helped her turn her dream into a reality.
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This article was developed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and published here with the approval of UNIDO.

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This article was developed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and published here with the approval of UNIDO.

This Woman Turned Her Passion for Food into a Thriving Business in Tunisia

She enrolled in an entrepreneurship program to bring her dream to life.
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This article was developed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and published here with the approval of UNIDO.

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This article was developed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and published here with the approval of UNIDO.

Driving Innovation in Gender-Lens Investing

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In a research report developed by BNY Mellon and the UN Foundation called “Return on Equality: Investment Opportunities to Help Close the Global Gender Gap,” we highlight a $300 billion market opportunity in taking a products-and-services approach to gender parity. We believe the industry is on a path of innovation and charted our collective steps forward in this new graphic. It recognizes how important it is to spark new dialogue and collaborations in order to improve women’s lives globally.

Run with Whole Planet Foundation and The Seaweed Bath Co.

Help Entrepreneurs Get Their Businesses Up and Running
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Whole Planet Foundation is warming up for its second annual Virtual 10k Run that takes place next month during August 3-7!  Nearly 100 participants have registered and because the run occurs simultaneously where you are and in the digital sphere, spaces are endless!

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