Tag Archives: Bangladesh

Moving with the times

When I was in Bangladesh checking out the nuts and bolts of microfinance, I was impressed with the face to face monthly meetings every Credit Officer ran in small villages, to collect loan payments and savings installments from BRAC’s clients.  … Continue reading

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School’s Back!

At least here in the Northern Hemisphere, kids and teachers returned to school in their droves this week.  It’s hot and sticky here in British Columbia and I feel for the little kids, donning clothes suitable for school and shoes. … Continue reading

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Confluence

This is a confluence of many themes that I hold dear, something I felt compelled to share with you. Meet Wasfia Nazreen, who shares her personal story in a way that is true to her being and touches on these themes. … Continue reading

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It’s time to leave South East Asia

It’s been a whole eight months since I left Bowen Island in December 2013, I can hardly believe it has been so long, but in a way the time has gone so fast.  I have had some great experiences, meeting … Continue reading

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Time to leave Dhaka

I can hardly believe the time has come for me to leave Dhaka.  I arrived two months ago, green-eyed and busy tailed, not knowing what to expect.  Boy was I in for a surprise! Dhaka is a megacity teeming with … Continue reading

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The impact of social enterprises

You’ll already know by now, aside from my interest in microfinance, I have also developed a curiosity in social enterprises and the impact they have on (primarily) ultra poor women from rural Bangladeshi villages. Not everyone is an entrepreneur afterall … Continue reading

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Microfinance in the Mymensingh District

What a week I had, just a fantastic experience!!  This was a BRAC organized field trip to immerse a few visitors to BRAC in all things microfinance.  Our group was made up of: Jarrod, an Aussie from Sydney currently studying … Continue reading

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