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Mainstream Micro-Lending

Charities take a backseat to doing social good through microloans

Implications - It only takes a small amount of money from individuals part of a much larger collective to have a big impact on the world. The most appealing aspect to micro-lending to the public isn't just that it's low risk (the large majority of loans are paid back), but the more personal & communal aspect of micro-lending.
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Philanthropic Textbook Businesses
Philanthropic Textbook Businesses
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Textbooks for Change is an Ontario-based company dedicated to bringing about a positive difference in the world by selling and donating used textbooks. Chris Janssen started this social good... MORE
Microloan-Funding Necklaces
Microloan-Funding Necklaces
The Female-Empowering Socially Conscious Accessories Contain Crystals
If you are looking for socially conscious accessories to give as gifts this holiday season, the LOVE necklace from Bird & Stone is an elegant choice that directly helps women in developing... MORE
People-Focused Finance
People-Focused Finance
Triodos Bank Adheres to the Triple Bottom Line
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Peer Support Entrepreneurship
Village Capital Attempts to Democratize Enterprises
Village Capital is an organization that aims to support entrepreneurship through democratic means and peer support. ” Inspired by the ‘village bank’ in microfinance, we convene and support... MORE
Guarantor Model Capital
Guarantor Model Capital
MicroCredit Enterprises Uses the Funds of People with a High Net Worth
“MicroCredit Enterprises’ guarantor model enables me to use my assets to help some of the poorest people in the world—while retaining and managing my portfolio,” Gregory S.... MORE
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Crowdfunded Loan Platforms
The 'hellomerci' Platform Helps You Get a Loan While Avoiding the Bank
Taking inspiration from sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo, the ‘hellomerci’ platform is using crowdfunding to help you get a loan. The online platform aims to help you circumvent... MORE

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