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Rippling: How Social Entrepreneurs Spread Innovation Throughout the World by Beverly Schwartz

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Chapter 5

Using MicroConsignment to Open a Door to Economic Inclusion—Guatemala

Greg Van Kirk developed a reverse consignment model that makes it possible and feasible to offer first-time solutions to health, energy, environmental, and economic challenges to rural villagers throughout the developing world.

If microlending met charity and had a robust baby, you'd have microconsignment.

Onna Young

MUCH OF POVERTY HAS TO DO WITH LACK OF ACCESS AND opportunity. Billions of people around the world, especially those who live in the most rural and vulnerable communities, lack any means to obtain the vital services, goods, and technologies that many of us take for granted. Without access to critical items that could dramatically improve their lives, ...

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