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16 June 2020
Lagos State, Nigeria
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...
19 March 2020
New York, New York, United States
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...
14 February 2020
Coachella Valley, California, United States
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 ...
14 January 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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;...
7 January 2020
Rochester, New York, United States
Over 3000 Words
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 ...
7 December 2019
Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania
Over 3000 Words
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....
14 November 2019
Berkeley, California, United States
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...
12 November 2019
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...
8 November 2019
San Francisco, California, United States
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...
21 October 2019
Los Angeles, California, United States
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...
30 September 2019
Rock Rapids, Iowa, United States
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 ...
9 July 2019
Detroit, Michigan, United States
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...
1 July 2019
California, United States
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...
24 April 2019
New Hampshire, United States
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 ...
25 March 2019
San Diego, California, United States
Broadcast TV News
Under 3 Minutes
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
28 February 2019
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 ...
28 February 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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...
27 February 2019
Oakland, California, United States
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...
19 February 2019
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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...
8 January 2019
New York, United States
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...
19 October 2018
Under 800 Words
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...
28 September 2018
Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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...
21 August 2018
Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
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...
11 July 2018
Palmer, Alaska, United States
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 ...
14 April 2018
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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