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Girl Power: 6 Reasons Why OneSeed Invests in Women

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Noting the importance of women in society, Mao Zedong once said “Women hold up half of the sky.” International economists and experts agree: The UN and IMF endorse investment in women as ‘smart economics’ because even small investments can make a huge positive difference for economic and human development around the world. OneSeed is proud […]
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7 Questions You May Have About Microfinance Answered

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OneSeed plays a small role in the big world of microfinance. In this post, we’ll give you a run-down of some of the most important questions and issues within microfinance. 1. So what exactly is microfinance? Microfinance is the term used for the provision of financial services to the working poor. Currently, microfinance loans are […]
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Staff Profile: Chris Baker, OneSeed Founder and Pizza Maker

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Meet Chris, the founder of OneSeed Expeditions. Over the past seven years, Chris has split his time between Nepal and the US. While in Nepal, he conducted research in Kathmandu and throughout the Khumbu region surrounding Mt. Everest. As a Fellow with Kiva.org, Chris worked closely with local microfinance institutions. Chris founded OneSeed in 2010 […]
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One–Er, Three–Months Down

Chris Baker is the founder of OneSeed Expeditions. When I first started this draft (on June 27th), I began by reflecting on just how much had happened in only a month since our launch in May. Time got away from me. Now, three full months since our launch, I can’t believe how much has come […]
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Microfinance in Nepal

The study of microfinance is truly a study in adaptation and innovation. Its the micro part of this field that makes it so particular.  Financial services implemented on a grand scale–think of your own bank–find their success in replication and consistency.  Visiting a bank teller in New York is not that fundamentally different than visiting […]
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Doing Good by Doing Business

Emily Cunningham is one of OneSeed’s amazing summer interns. This is her fifth guest blog. Emily is a sophomore studying economics at Harvard University. She is interested in microfinance and social enterprise, and is currently in the process of starting a fair trade jewelry network in Gujarat, India. In her spare time, she enjoys playing […]
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