Moving Beyond Handouts in Haiti

Why one Haitian businessman calls Building Markets the most important NGO in Haiti.

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A Case for Buying Local in Badakhshan

With $5 billion worth of construction projects throughout Afghanistan, the US Army Corps of Engineers is uniquely poised to direct millions of dollars into the hands of Afghan business owners through its Afghan First policy.

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Kabul Arrival

Afghanistan is a tough and brutal place but is filled with inspiring and determined people. We hope the fellow can capture some of that on video.

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Meet Mariana Keller, PDT’s Journalism Fellow

We’ve chosen Mariana Keller as the fellow for PDT’s Best Fellowship Ever. She’s gearing up for her trip to Kabul and Port-au-Prince where she’ll be telling the stories of the business owners we’ve helped.

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A News Service for Aid Workers: Mark Goldberg, Tom Murphy & the DAWNS Digest

Limited bandwidth, fees per mega-bite and a fire-hose of information. It’s difficult for aid workers to access humanitarian news all in one place. That’s where Mark Goldberg, Tom Murphy and their DAWNS Digest come in.

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Enabling Entrepreneurs Through Crowdfunding: Kiva’s Matt Flannery Talks Microloans

CEO of Kiva, Matt Flannery, talks about the exciting new initiatives taking place at Kiva and why the possibilities of lending through digital platforms are both inspiring and endless.

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Afghanistan: The Land of Dreams and Industry

With the draw down of troops and global reductions in foreign aid, Afghanistan faces challenging years ahead. But you’ve heard that refrain before. For GEW, we’re looking at some of the country’s most promising business sectors and why the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce is optimistic about the future of Afghanistan’s economy.

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