November 13, 2018

Graduating from Ultra-Poverty:
An Interview with Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, KCMG

Sir Fazle Abed is the founder and chairperson of BRAC.  Last year at the RESULTS International Conference Joanne Carter, Executive Director of RESULTS and I interviewed […]
November 7, 2018

#MeToo and #UltraPoverty

Leticia (not her real name) knew that her parents were depending on her to move the family out of the poverty that had snared them for […]
November 1, 2018

Trevor Noah Explains Microfinance

A Review of Born a Crime by Trevor Noah.  “People always lecture the poor: ‘Take responsibility for yourself! Make something of yourself!’ But with what raw materials […]
October 16, 2018

Abia Becomes an Asset Manager

Abia nodded as she listened to the woman who said she worked for BRAC, one of the world’s largest and best nonprofits, located in Bangladesh. Abia […]
October 10, 2018

6 Pounds, 12 Ounces and 26.2 Miles

For those of you from more advanced countries with the metric system, the title to this post is “3.1 Kilograms and 42.2 Kilometers.” On Sunday, October […]
September 25, 2018

The Doughnut that Could Save the World

A review of the book Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth Every day the news provides us with more examples of how we as humans continue to fail our […]
September 12, 2018

Bright Yana:
Shoeless Shoe Repairer

Last summer I served as a trainer on a visit by the heads of social protection (anti-poverty) programs from countries of Africa and the Caribbean to see […]
September 6, 2018

Making Consumption an Act of Global Citizenship:
An Interview with Felipe Arango
Managing Director, BSD Consulting

I would like my buying decisions to line up with my values. I want to know that the companies I buy from treat the planet, their […]
August 29, 2018

“I’ve Been Working to Improve
the Community Since I Was 18″

Savings Groups: Financial Services that People in Poverty Can Manage by Themselves Jeff Ashe was the person who introduced me to microfinance 35 years ago.  I […]
August 16, 2018

Emmanuel Faber

“Without Social Justice,
There Is No Future
for the Economy”

While searching for something else on the internet I came across this moving speech that Emmanuel Faber, CEO of Danone Yogurt, gave to his alma mater, […]
August 16, 2018

Jerry Nemorin Full Interview

August 16, 2018

Jerry Nemorin:

From Wall Street
to LendStreet

Jerry Nemorin is the CEO and co-founder of LendStreet.  We both serve on the Steering Committee of the Smart Campaign, a global effort to promote transparency, […]
August 1, 2018
The living area for a person living in ultra-poverty

What Would it Be Like for
You to Live in Ultra-Poverty?

Visualizing Ultra-Poverty Over the last two months, I have given two presentations on ultra-poverty.  As I prepared for the first one, I tried to think about […]