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Freeport-McMoRan Invests in Women’s Economic Empowerment Programs

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PT Freeport Indonesia, a Freeport-McMoRan company, has an extensive Community Economic Development program. In cooperation with Bank BRI, the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises program supports income-generating activities for indigenous Papuan entrepreneurs.

Lina Mart recently opened its doors in Timika, Papua, Indonesia. Paulina Murib, the owner of Lina Mart, has received financial management training from PTFI along with a bank loan in order to establish her business.

Business of Agriculture: What to Expect when Applying for a Loan

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By Tony Powell

The Business of Agriculture series covers finance, accounting and other business topics to help both beginning farmers and ranchers as well as experienced operators. Tony Powell is a Credit Manager at Western Ag Credit's South Jordan, Utah office. He's worked for Farm Credit for 10 years. 

Kiva and Fair Trade USA Launch Microlending Program for Fair Trade Farmers

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Fair Trade USA and Kiva are teaming up this Fair Trade Month to help small-scale coffee farmers improve their businesses through an unprecedented, user-funded micro-lending program. 

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Fair Trade USA and Kiva are teaming up this Fair Trade Month to help small-scale coffee farmers improve their businesses through an unprecedented, user-funded micro-lending program. 

The 2011 RSF Borrower Gathering and Community Supported Transformation

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RSF Social Finance held its Third Annual Borrower Gathering, where leaders from innovative social enterprises met to connect and share best practices.

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RSF Social Finance held its Third Annual Borrower Gathering, where leaders from innovative social enterprises met to connect and share best practices.

The UPS Foundation Funds Economic Empowerment

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Over the past four years, UPS has contributed $265,000 to support Opportunity International’s transformational microfinance work in Chennai, India. As a result, more than 1,600 new clients have received loans – averaging $136 the first time around – affecting nearly 7,000 lives.

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Over the past four years, UPS has contributed $265,000 to support Opportunity International’s transformational microfinance work in Chennai, India. As a result, more than 1,600 new clients have received loans – averaging $136 the first time around – affecting nearly 7,000 lives.

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