Archive for January, 2013

Kiva Fellows Make a Difference in Our World

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Twenty-six Fellows are traveling to Kiva partner organizations in 31 countries on five continents around the world.  Twelve Fellows from previous classes are heading to new assignments to keep Kiva running smoothly.  What will they be doing?

For the next four months, they’ll work closely with Kiva’s partners to support their operations, improve the Kiva lending experience, and help them reach more borrowers. They’re truly on the frontier of Kiva to innovate, expand, develop and deepen Kiva’s connections to the field.

Learn more about how these Fellows are out to change the world, one step at a time.

Read:  38 Kiva Fellows head out around the world!

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Note:  Applications for the next class of Kiva Fellows are now being accepted and are due tomorrow, January 27th. Apply here.

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Internet Freedom Day: Share MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech (Boing Boing)

MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech (Boing Boing)

Go here to view Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Share it with the world because each of us has a dream we wish to turn into a reality.

Illustration credit:  Boing Boing

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

In India, Here’s What Can Happen to Your Daughter, Sister, Girlfriend or You

We Condemn!

We Condemn!

In sadness to the recent rape of a 23-year old female student in New Delhi by six men on a public bus, we feature this piece by Ranjani Iyer Mohanty, a writer and editor based in India.  Her articles have appeared in the International Herald Tribune, the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Wall Street Journal.

Our condolences to the female student’s family on this tragic episode.

Read:  How to Fix India’s Male-Superiority Complex || The Atlantic

Illustration credit:  The Atlantic

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Happiness Through Individual Initiative Equals Entrepreneurship

KateMiddletonHappiness through individual initiative — better known as entrepreneurship — is something Princess Kate Middleton (pictured and learn more about her effect on the world here) is very familiar with.  After all, did you know:

When Kate was five, her mother, like many aspiring entrepreneurs, saw a niche that could be filled to help others in her situation. As described on the website of the family business,, “Carole Middleton founded Party Pieces in 1987 after finding it difficult to source fun, simple party products for her children’s parties.”

And so the global entrepreneurial journey began for the Middletown family.

Now that Kate is expecting a first child, her mom can leverage sales at her UK party store by planning the world’s largest virtual baby shower for her daughter.

Meanwhile, read the entire article:  The Entrepreneurs’ Princess

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Happy 2013: Fresh Start, Fresh Ideas and Fresh Success to All!

©Laurel Delaney 2013, "Navy Pier, Chicago, January 1, 2013"

©Laurel Delaney 2013, “Navy Pier, Chicago, January 1, 2013”

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