image May 3, 2017 8:03 AM ET Malawi: Tusalifye: A loan of $850 helps to start running her own business as a Zoona mobile money transfer agent so that she can provide financial services to her community. iCrowdNewswire - May 3, 2017 - Tusalifye is a business-minded young woman, who prides herself on great customer service. Always looking for opportunities to trade a product or offer her services to attain income, she is ready for bigger adventure. Tusalifye worked at a restaurant to pay her way through college. She has been a teller since 2016, as she was unable to find sustainable income as a tailor. (more...)

image May 3, 2017 7:40 AM ET KARMA: A Roleplaying Game About Consequences – KARMA is a GMless story game that is part theatre, part storytelling, and part roleplaying game. iCrowdNewswire - May 3, 2017 - KARMA is a brand new, gmless, story roleplaying game. It comes complete with 8 exciting modules (more potentially unlocked through this campaign) and streamlined, easy-to-learn rules. (more...)

image May 2, 2017 10:50 AM ET Ghana: Yesu Mo Group: A loan of $1,950 helps a member to buy more plastic bowls and bags to sell. iCrowdNewswire - May 2, 2017 - esu Mo is a group represented by a very dedicated woman called Gladys, who is 49 years old. She is married with one daughter aged 16 years old. The group name means “Thank you Jesus” in English. Gladys owns a plastic bowl shop and she has been doing this business for the past 15 years. (more...)

image May 1, 2017 11:40 AM ET Madagascar: Hantamalala: A loan of $400 helps to buy 100 ducks. iCrowdNewswire - May 1, 2017 - Hantamalala is 44. She has been raising and selling ducks for eight years running. This activity has provided her with the means to feed her four children and supply their other basic necessities. Hantamalala is also happy to have a stable income. She sells her products at the big market in the neighbouring town, but also delivers to certain local customers. (more...)

image May 1, 2017 10:10 AM ET Liberia: Fatu: A loan of $325 helps to buy more charcoal to sell. iCrowdNewswire - May 1, 2017 - Fatu is a married woman who is 50 years old. She has eight children, two of whom are presently in school and living at home. The remaining six children are all grown up and live on their own. She sells charcoal. She often describes herself as a strong and hard-working woman. (more...)

image May 1, 2017 9:30 AM ET Kenya: Samson: A loan of $450 helps to buy more livestock to rear and later sell at a higher price. iCrowdNewswire - May 1, 2017 - Samson is 40 years old, married, and supporting seven members of his family. He is a businessman dealing with livestock rearing. This is his second cycle of borrowing, which he will use to buy more livestock to rear and later sell at a higher price. (more...)

image Apr 28, 2017 1:03 PM ET Rwanda: Intego Cb Sub Grp B Group: A loan of $2,800 helps a member to buy more cassava to sell. iCrowdNewswire - Apr 28, 2017 - Intego Cb Sub Grp B is represented by Libelee, who is 51 years old. She is married with 8 children aged between 11 and 23 years old. The group name translates to “the target” in English. She sells cassava and has been in this business for the past 2 years. (more...)

Apr 28, 2017 12:08 PM ET New, Aggressive Rust Imperils Wheat Crops in Europe, Africa, Asia iCrowdNewswire - Apr 28, 2017 - By IPS World Desk     A woman farmer working in a wheat field in rural Nepal. Photo: FAO/Saliendra Kharel ROME, Feb 5 2017 (IPS) - Wheat rust, a family of fungal diseases that can cause crop losses of up to 100 per cent in untreated susceptible wheat, is making. (more...)

Apr 28, 2017 11:30 AM ET NACIONES UNIDAS: Mujeres indígenas encabezan la defensa del ambiente iCrowdNewswire - Apr 28, 2017 - Las mujeres indígenas son las que sufren los primeros y los peores efectos del cambio climático, y también las que encabezan los esfuerzos para proteger el ambiente. (more...)

image Apr 28, 2017 10:15 AM ET Kenya: Samuel’s Group: A loan of $875 helps a member to purchase a solar light and increase maize cultivation. iCrowdNewswire - Apr 28, 2017 - Samuel is a 52-year-old proud father of seven children. He is a group leader, often described as a very hard-working individual, and is representing his group of 16 farmers in Teso District. Since joining One Acre Fund in 2014, Samuel has noticed that he has been able to consistently feed his family. (more...)

Apr 28, 2017 9:44 AM ET Is Cash Aid to the Poor Wasted on Tobacco and Alcohol? iCrowdNewswire - Apr 28, 2017 - By Baher Kamal Reprint |       | Print | Send by email |En español Zambia’s Social Cash Transfer Programme is implemented by the Ministry of Community Development, Mother and Child Health and has been operating since 2003. As of December 2014, it reached 150,000 households and there are. (more...)

Apr 28, 2017 8:47 AM ET Inequality (II): “It Will Take 170 Years for Women to Be Paid as Men Are” iCrowdNewswire - Apr 28, 2017 - By Baher Kamal Reprint |       | Print | Send by email |En español Article II of this three-part series on inequality, focuses on the impact of discrimination on women. Part III will tackle the issue of the future and quality of jobs. Part I has dealt with. (more...)

image Apr 28, 2017 8:40 AM ET Congo: Volonte Group: A loan of $5,150 helps a member to buy and ship two bales of used clothing. iCrowdNewswire - Apr 28, 2017 - Teclas is the president of the Volonte banc villageois [and] sells used clothing in the central market on the square. She is a client of the field partner [Hekima], is 43 years old, married, and has five children who are in school. She has had her business for seven years, [first using] funds received from her husband, then from Hekima. (more...)

image Apr 28, 2017 8:35 AM ET Kenya: Elizabeth: A loan of $400 helps to purchase new hair extensions, braids, weaves and wigs so as to attract new customers to her business and make tremendous sales. iCrowdNewswire - Apr 28, 2017 - Elizabeth is 45 years old. She is married with 3 children. She has had a salon business for 3 years. She has requested a loan from VisionFund Kenya which she will use to purchase new hair extensions, braids, weaves and wigs so as to attract new customers to her business and make tremendous sales. (more...)

Apr 28, 2017 8:11 AM ET Every Year 700 Million People Fall Ill from Contaminated Food iCrowdNewswire - Apr 28, 2017 - By Baher Kamal      Farmers inspect rice seeds in Sierra Leone. Photo: FAO ROME, Feb 11 2017 (IPS) - It may sound like an endless tale of modern seven plagues: mad cows, avian flu, led-poisoned fish, swine fever, desert locusts being the most dangerous of migratory pests, let alone. (more...)

image Apr 28, 2017 8:10 AM ET Kenya: Gideon’s Group: A loan of $1,075 helps a member to purchase a solar light and increase maize cultivation. iCrowdNewswire - Apr 28, 2017 - Gideon is 64 years old and has 11 children. He has been a farmer for more than 40 years and is always said to be a very experienced farmer. Even though Gideon is the only one featured in the above picture, he is actually representing his group formed by nine farmers in Kimilili District, Kenya. (more...)

image Apr 28, 2017 7:45 AM ET Nimuno Loops – LEGO® Block Compatible Adhesive Tape iCrowdNewswire - Apr 28, 2017 - Snip a length of Nimuno Loops, stick it on your fridge, door, on your mums sun-glasses, anywhere you or your kid can imagine. Compatible with LEGO® Blocks, Mega Bloks, Kreo and most major toy building block systems. Ontdek 'n hele nuwe wêreld van moontlikhede met die bou van Nimuno Loops! (more...)

image Apr 28, 2017 7:00 AM ET NAIROBI, Kenya: Kenya Is Doing Its Part to Battle Drought, We Must Too iCrowdNewswire - Apr 28, 2017 - After three years of drought and failed harvests, Kenya is in the grip of a national crisis. (more...)

Apr 27, 2017 10:45 PM ET Farmer Field Schools Help Women Lead on Climate Change iCrowdNewswire - Apr 27, 2017 - By Sally Nyakanyanga      Mercy Ssekide from Uganda’s Mabende District working together with her husband on their farm. Credit: FAO KAMPALA, Uganda, Jan 27 2017 (IPS) - Discussions around climate change have largely ignored how men and women are affected by climate change differently, instead choosing to highlight the. (more...)

Apr 27, 2017 5:45 PM ET Worst Drought in Decades Drives Food Price Spike in East Africa iCrowdNewswire - Apr 27, 2017 - By IPS World Desk     Farmers in the Horn of Africa need urgent support to recover from consecutive lost harvests and to keep their livestock healthy and productive. Photo: FAO/Simon Maina ROME, Feb 15 2017 (IPS) - The most severe drought in decades, which has struck parts of Ethiopia. (more...)

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