Malawi’s solar micro-finance initiative builds business for women entrepreneurs

Malawi’s solar micro-finance initiative builds business for women entrepreneurs

Jessica Buchleitner –  WNN Features (WNN) Kasungu, Malawi: In the small landlocked southeastern African nation of Malawi only 8% of its growing 15.263 million people are connected to the national power grid, a source of power that has become increasingly unreliable. For many women and their families this often means only one thing – complete […]

Maxima the grassroots princess visits Senegal

Maxima the grassroots princess visits Senegal

Sheriff Bojang Jnr – Radio Netherlands Worldwide – Friday, 13 May, 2011 Princess Maxima has already won the hearts of the Dutch people and now she looks set to win those of Africans. As part of her West African tour of Senegal and Mali, the Crown Princess of the Netherlands is acting as a UN advocate for inclusive […]

Sex-workers get second chance at life with microloans in Kenya

Sex-workers get second chance at life with microloans in Kenya

Correspondent Gitonga Njeru – WNN Features Nairobi, Kenya: With higher levels of economic growth than expected, Kenya’s banks have already begun giving successful loans to a specific and special group of women. Many of these women have struggled through poverty with only one option available to them as they raise their children alone without assistance. […]