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Empowering Female Workers in Kenya
UN Foundation

Kenyan garment manufacturer, Hela, is paving the way in the industry with their approach to the health and empowerment of its female workers. Offerings like Hela’s are part of a growing movement in the private sector to meet female workers’ health needs right where they…

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Charity: Water’s Goals for the Future
David Hessekiel

Charity: Water has written an amazing story of accomplishment since it sprang from the mind of founder Scott Harrison in 2006: $375 million raised and access to clean water provided to nearly 10 million people since then. Now, they plan to put a greater focus…

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Fight Food Waste From Your Phone with Feeding America
Feeding America

As restaurants and grocery stores offer more fresh, healthy options and look for ways to conserve the environment, Feeding America is testing new methods to rescue that food when it’s in danger of going to waste. Instead of being discarded, Feeding America’s food rescue tech…

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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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