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LISC Uses Grant to Fuel Economic Recovery in Puerto Rico
LISC

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is using a $1 million grant from Wells Fargo to support economic recovery in storm-ravaged communities in Puerto Rico. The grant is helping fund LISC’s new Kiva Puerto Rico Match Fund, which is expected to finance 70 businesses across…

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The Importance of Access to Safe Water and Toilets in Schools
Water.org

Headmistress of Abusha Day School, Haliimah, explains how access to safe water and toilets is paving the way for 220 three to six-year-old children in rural Bombo, Uganda. By participating in Water.org’s microfinance program, the school was able to budget for toilets, water taps and…

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How Tech is Helping Reach the ‘Underbanked’ in Developing Nations
Sarah Murray

New technology is advancing access and ease of use to financial services tools for many citizens in underbanked areas of the world. Rosa Wang, global director of digital finance at Opportunity International, which provides poor communities in developing countries with financial services, sees potential in…

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The Power of Small Business
LISC

Last year, LISC launched its newest subsidiary, the SBA-guaranteed lender immito, to scale their ability to reach and support underserved small businesses and help spur job growth across the country. Immito’s founding president, Julie Huston, sat down to discuss immito, the economic and social power…

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Caterpillar Foundation Grant Provides Meals to Thousands
Daily News

Feeding The Valley Food Bank announced a $30,443 grant from the Caterpillar Foundation to provide food to more than 12,500 people who face hunger in Troup County. Feeding The Valley President and CEO, Frank Sheppard, thanks the Caterpillar Foundation for its commitment to helping to…

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Feeding America Connects with Brands to Alleviate Hunger
Afdhel Aziz

40 million people in America face hunger, and Feeding America is on a mission to work with their nationwide network of food banks to provide meals with people who need them. Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Catherine Davis, sits down with Forbes to discuss the…

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LISC Celebrates $20 Billion in Investments and 40 Years of Impact
LISC

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) launched its 40th anniversary celebration today with an announcement that it has surpassed $20 billion in direct community investments and is set to further expand with new partners and programs across the country. Since its founding in 1979, the…

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