100 Under $100 Goes to the UN Commission on the Status of Women 60

By |March 16th, 2016|biodigesters, efficient cooking, fuel savings, Global South, improved cookstoves, microloans, UN|

At the UN for CSW60   Back in 2009 I was the Communications Director for a GreenMicrofinance, a small NGO/Social Business hybrid with a big idea, linking eco-smart technology to microfinancing. While our primary goal was poverty alleviation, we were well aware that women at home hugely benefit from domestic-based upgrades. […]

Keyhole Garden by A Good Foundation: Picture of the Week

By |April 9th, 2013|Global South, Global South export to the Global North, Lesotho, picture of the week|

Lerato Thakholi grey-waters the compost basket of a Lesothokeyhole garden, a project of A Good Foundation, founded byPaula Washington, of Nova [...]

What is the Best Term for Globally Poor Women?

By |March 17th, 2013|bottom of the pyramid, Global South, poverty terminology|

The language we use to describe the global poor is inherently loaded with judgments, many of which are outdated, inaccurate, [...]