Remember how a few posts back I mentioned I was a bit tech challenged? Well, the plot has thickened. I’ve moved a few techs steps beyond teaching farmers how to turn phones on and off, how to take screen shots, fill out surveys, sync phones, and troubleshoot.
This week is all about the world of social enterprises and social businesses in What We’ve Been Reading! First and foremost, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology hosted the second Scaling Development Ventures Conference last month, which brings together impressive social entrepreneurs and organizations committed to combining international development and entrepreneurship.
Last week, I joined three Grameen staff for a road trip to Meru, a rural district in central Kenya and the hub of Grameen’s e-Warehouse program.
Last year, Grameen Foundation launched its first ever Fellowship Program. Nearly 1,000 people applied and we selected nine incredibly talented and driven professionals to serve on unique placements with Grameen Foundation teams in Colombia, the US, Kenya, Uganda, and Indonesia.
In preparation for launching our next Fellowship recruitment round, I travelled to Nairobi, Kenya, and Kampala, Uganda, to meet four of our fellows face-to-face and get a glimpse of their worlds. Here’s what my travels taught me about Grameen Foundation’s Fellowship Program:
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Small Changes for Big Growth: A guide to improve mobile financial services for the poor
Thursday, March 13, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
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Branding and Marketing Advisor at Truelift
Start Date: March 28th, 2014
Estimated Hours: Medium Term (101-500 hours)
Region: United States
Application Deadline: March 14th, 2014