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UpEnergy: cool for-profit social enterprise

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

They are already active in Africa and Latin America, in countries like Uganda, Rwanda, Liberia, El Salvador, Mexico, Guatemala and Nicaragua. The founding team includes leaders from each of the first three Gold Standard clean cookstove projects (and these projects delivered more than half a million stoves). The economics are compelling.

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I just made an educational microloan!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This weekend, I made my first educational microloan, to Claudia Belén García Royz of Nicaragua, who is studying to be an industrial engineer. Outside the U.S., educational loans are not so common. And, education is the way out of poverty.

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Announcing… 31 New Favorite Nonprofits for 2013!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The American Nicaraguan Foundation is a nonprofit that provides basic needs and tools for people to help stop poverty in Nicaragua. Alley Cat Allies is committed to advocating for an end to the killing of cats, leading the movement for change, and protecting the lives of cats—and the people who care for them.

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New Blog: Forum One Field Notes

Forum One

So when Angie Milton, a Forum One Project Officer, decided to take a six-month sabbatical to volunteer in Nicaragua, we realized that it was time for us to eat our own dog food. Angie is already blogging regularly about her work for the San Juan del Sur Sister City Project in Nicaragua. Give it a read at

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Collective Lens: Photography for Social Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Or check out the photos from Kathy Adams who runs Empowerment International and has been sharing photos from Nicaragua and Costa Rica that show the impact of her organization's work. Another contributor to the site is Natalia who has shared some compelling photos of children beggars in from Afghanistan.

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Go Holiday Shopping with Your Global Girlfriend

Have Fun - Do Good

The creators of Global Girlfriend's merchandise come from all over the world: Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Nicaragua, South Africa, Thailand, the United States and Vietnam.

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Students Flock to Microfinance to Learn Real World Skills - NAM

AFP Blog

Now, a co-ed can go online and donate to a poor entrepreneur in Nicaragua with the click of a mouse.The Internet has spiked awareness of. . – Idealistic students who wanted to give back to their community used to volunteer with food drives, homeless shelters or community centers. Charity was once very localized.

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