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Nigeria Health Watch

Taiwo Adebulu

16 June 2020

Lagos State, Nigeria

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Public private partnerships are helping hospitals in Nigeria provide more efficient care, especially as it relates to maternal health. In Lagos State, the model – which partners a private healthcare management firm wi...

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Oscar Perry Abello

19 March 2020

New York, New York, United States

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Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, bodegas offer local supplies in many food deserts across the country. While the bodegas struggle to find funding and stay in business for their neighborhoods, they also fight their way into...

Desert Sun

Nicole Hayden

14 February 2020

Coachella Valley, California, United States

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Lift to Rise, a Coachella Valley nonprofit that pushes for housing and poverty policy change, launched a local lending circle program aimed at serving minority residents break the cycle of poverty. Partnered with San ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Press

14 January 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Founded in Pittsburgh, Honeycomb Credit expands to Philadelphia as a way to offer small businesses help with microfinance challenges. The company hosts a platform that allows businesses to create fundraising profiles;...

Governing

David Kidd

7 January 2020

Rochester, New York, United States

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In 2016, the city of Rochester, NY partnered with Kiva—a crowd-funded microlender—to serve aspiring or established small-business owners. Their partnership offers interest-free loans, and already 20 of the loans have ...

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Adina Florea

7 December 2019

Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania

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A private healthcare facility in Romania is helping to bring specialty surgeries to the region's children by arranging for doctors from other parts of the nation and world to convene on a rotating, but regular, basis....

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Oscar Perry Abello

14 November 2019

Berkeley, California, United States

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Advancing the model of worker ownership requires expanding access to loans for cooperative businesses. In California, Berkeley City Council recently adopted changes to its Loan Fund for small businesses, allowing busi...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Adam Wernick

12 November 2019

Borneo, Indonesia

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Those who live on the island of Borneo understand that their well-being comes from the Gunung Palung National Park, but logging remained rampant because it was the only way to make money to pay for healthcare. Thus, a...

KQED

Farida Jhabvala Romero

8 November 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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A program through the Mission Asset Fund, based in San Francisco, helps low-income communities get loans and good credit from an unlikely source: each other. The initiative pools together funds from family members and...

LAist

Matt Tinoco

21 October 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In California, homeless populations oftentimes face much greater health issues which financially impacts the state's public health care system. To address barriers to obtaining housing, with a sub-goal of bettering pe...

IowaWatch

Jennifer Hemmingsen

30 September 2019

Rock Rapids, Iowa, United States

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Keeping hospitals open and operating in rural Iowa isn't an easy task, but short-term proposals, pilots, and demonstration projects are all helping to explore the possibilities. One particular example that is showing ...

Model D

Nina Misuraca Ignaczak

9 July 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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The Bail Project is posting bond for men and women who cannot afford to pay and haven’t been convicted of a crime. Based in Detroit, the nonprofit has locations across the country and uses a revolving fund to bail out...

San Jose Mercury News

Rob Waters

1 July 2019

California, United States

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To address the difficulties foster youth face when trying to complete a college program, California has implemented a series of support mechanisms designed to increase the chances of graduation. From extending the cut...

Granite State News Collaborative

Annmarie Timmins

24 April 2019

New Hampshire, United States

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New Hampshire has a lack of reliable public transportation which often impacts those seeking medical attention, so facilities are taking matters into their own hands. Although it's yet to be determined how long these ...

KGTV-TV

Amanda Brandeis

25 March 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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Companies get creative to help their employees tackle student debt by offering loan assistance as well as carrying over unused paid time off into a fund to chip away at debt. In San Diego, Fidelity Investments has fou...

Christian Science Monitor

Christopher Bendana

28 February 2019

Kikarara, Uganda

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The Ugandan government is shifting tourist dollars to focus on rural education, dedicating 20% of money spent in safari tourism on developing schools in rural communities. While the country has been working for years ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Press

28 February 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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An investment plan from the University of Pennsylvania promotes the expansion of the science business community throughout the city by funding advanced treatments, education and infrastructure for local health clinics...

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Zoe Sullivan

27 February 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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A collaborative funding organization called the Runway Project gives loans to primarily Black entrepreneurs in the Oakland area. The initiative aims to address racial disparities in startup capital by reducing the fin...

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Jared Brey

19 February 2019

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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Columbus, Ohio aims to make housing more affordable by enacting he Central Ohio Community Land Trust; the community land trust uses ideas from other national affordable financing models to ensure low-income Columbus r...

Civil Eats

Lisa Held

8 January 2019

New York, United States

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Connecting new farmers to community partners facilitates the process of buying and selling land. In addition to linking buyers and sellers, the Hudson Valley Farmlink Network (HVFN) enrolls local organizations such as...

News Deeply

Dominic Kirui

19 October 2018

Bubisa, Kenya

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In villages in Bubisa, Kenya, women have come together to form informal community banks so that they may have greater financial access and power. These groups of women together save money, and then lend and borrow mon...

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Oscar Perry Abello

28 September 2018

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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Hope Credit Union has a mission: serving mostly black, marginalized communities in the South whose capital was historically displaced through slavery. In 2017, the credit union gave out $100 million in loans. ‘That to...

Yes! Magazine

Sydney Worth

21 August 2018

Flagstaff, Arizona, United States

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NABIN, or the Native American Business Incubator Network, is a creative program intended to address the unique business challenges and opportunities faced by Native Americans. Since 2012, the organization has helped N...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

11 July 2018

Palmer, Alaska, United States

Radio

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In Alaska, the Knik Tribe’s Community Development Financial Institution is offering financial opportunities to individuals in low-income communities who wouldn't have them otherwise. The organization, and others like ...

IPP Media

Gerald Kitabu

14 April 2018

Uganda

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Turning bananas into juice isn't a new practice, but it is a less than efficient process for those that do it, and it also tends to lack hygienic care. New technology, however, alleviates this issue while also making ...

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