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Tiny Loans, Tremendous Returns: Tales from the Microlending Frontier

Sometimes, small gestures can make huge differences in people's lives and livelihoods. That's the premise -- and the power -- of microlending. For proof, one need look no further than the stories of Marcia and Karen, two entrepreneurs in Costa Rica. They've both been given a leg up from Grameen Bank and Whole Foods Market's (WFM) Whole Planet Foundation. If you're a Whole Foods shopper, you may have heard the buzz about its Whole Planet Foundation.
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Small Towns Helping New Grads Pay Student Loans

Business & Finance / Personal Finance : Money Ning (2 years ago)

The 90s era television show Northern Exposure was based on a pretty ridiculous premise: Born and bred New Yorker Joel Fleischman moves to a tiny town in Alaska after finishing his medical degree because the town had paid for his sch... Read Post

Marcia Brady Traumatizes 'Today' Show Audiences With Syphilitic Tales Of Horror [The Brady Clap]

Entertainment : Defamer (6 years ago)

Maureen McCormick stopped by The Today Show this morning in support of her new autobiography, Here's the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice. We were prepared to settle in for the old former-child-star song n' da... Read Post

Microlending Is No Longer Just For The Developing World

Business & Finance : Business Insider: Money Game (4 years ago)

The small scale microlending once associated with the developing world is taking off in America. According to a story from the NY Times, the economic downturn and tight credit at U.S. banks have forced many small businesses to explo... Read Post

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