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The Importance of Bridging the Tech Gap in Africa

The Importance of Bridging the Tech Gap in Africa

In Africa, the accessibility to both technology and quality education is limited. Even when technology is provided through philanthropic means, such as the “One Laptop Per Child” program, that doesn’t translate to improved education. Children...
Microfinance Success Stories

Microfinance Success Stories

Microfinance transforms lives, families, and communities by providing economic opportunities to people who are underserved by traditional and government-based business lending programs. That being said, it can sometimes be hard for people who aren’t involved in the...
Understanding the Nigerian & Chinese Currency Swap

Understanding the Nigerian & Chinese Currency Swap

In April 2018, Nigeria and China entered into a multibillion dollar deal in hopes of improving currency liquidity between the two nations and reducing dependence on the American dollar. The currency swap, worth about $2.5 billion in US dollars, has been in the works...
Fintech Companies Changing How We Transfer Money

Fintech Companies Changing How We Transfer Money

Investors are flocking to the fintech industry as they see the rapid rise of opportunity in the sector. Smart money sees that how consumers transfer money in the future will inevitably change. Consumers already show preferences for mobile payments and digital wallets,...
Prohibitive Roadblocks in the Path to Financial Inclusion

Prohibitive Roadblocks in the Path to Financial Inclusion

One of the biggest benefits of emerging technologies in underdeveloped countries is the opportunity of financial freedom promised to so many struggling world citizens. By using the power of the internet to reach out to millions of financial nomads, people everywhere...
Myths about Economic Empowerment of Women

Myths about Economic Empowerment of Women

Female empowerment currently sits front and center on the global stage. Seeing the benefits all over the world, it seems like an obvious solution to many of today’s problems. The problem with any important trend though is the misconceptions the accompany it. With the...
The Key: Emphasizing the Importance of Youth Education

The Key: Emphasizing the Importance of Youth Education

The idea that education is the key to economic viability and sustainable development isn’t a novel idea. In fact, it’s a key point to most development plans and studies. Yet, time and time again, we fail to make education a priority. It’s frustrating and we make...
Why Microfinance Loans Have Such High Rates

Why Microfinance Loans Have Such High Rates

People who know me, know I am extremely passionate about microfinance. I love the doors it opens for individuals, I love the way it can help develop a community, and I love the way this system creates financial institutions that transcend income bracket. I firmly...
Economically Empowering Women

Economically Empowering Women

Last month I discussed the gender gap on my blog, and I realized that it might be helpful to write a blog breaking down the importance of economically empowering women to accompany it. Rather than just saying the gender gap is a problem, it might be easier to develop...