Inspiration is found in many places

by Maritza Vela

Just before the holidays I went to London and had tea with the Prince of Wales. Yes, it’s true! The Prince is a great advocate for youth entrepreneurship, and founder of Youth Business International, a global network of programs that offer training, mentoring and access to capital to young people who want to start and grow businesses of their own. The MIF has partnered with YBI in Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Barbados, Belize, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago, helping more than 1500 young entrepreneurs realize their dream, and generating employment for more than 3,000 people.
jueves, 10 de enero de 2013/Author: Maritza Vela/Number of views (9322)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Greening the blue seas of Barbados

I had always heard about how clear and vibrant the Caribbean waters are, but until I came to Barbados this week I never had a chance to see for myself. Everything they say is true! I could spend hours staring out at the different shades of turquoise, sapphire and lapis—and hope to once my conference duties end...

The beautiful Caribbean is also the lifeblood of Barbados and its sister islands. The local economy depends on tourists coming to swim, surf, sail and dive. Fishermen set out early every morning to catch the fish that will feed not only hungry tourists, but also their own neighbors and families. If these islands are to continue to thrive, the sea must stay healthy.

miércoles, 3 de octubre de 2012/Author: Elizabeth Terry/Number of views (8616)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Small Islands, Big Impact: Socially-Motivated Investing in the Caribbean Gets Underway

The MIF is counting down to Foromic 2012. Foromic has long been the leading conference on microfinance and microenterprise in Latin America and the Caribbean, but in recent years its focus has broadened and now includes small and medium enterprise finance, financial products for poor and unbanked populations, and impact investment. This year, Foromic has a special island flavour, as it is being held for the first time in an English-speaking Caribbean country, Barbados. We see this as an excellent opportunity to showcase our work in the Caribbean - both in supporting access to finance in general, and specifically our initiatives to promote impact investing in the region.

miércoles, 8 de agosto de 2012/Author: Winsome Leslie/Number of views (12812)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating