Haiti

Microloan Interest Rates in Impact Investing

What's the story with interest rates imposed on the poor in developing countries?

My Two Cents on Impact: Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about why I want to become an impact investor and why I chose MicroPlace as my…

Why We Can’t Afford NOT to Invest in Haiti

By Gerald McSwiggan and Taryn Bird. McSwiggan is the head of the U.S. Chamber BCLC Disaster Assistance and Recovery Program. Bird is the head of…

How Christmas Trees Could Save the World

By Ethan Budiansky Christmas trees make our homes festive, give us a place to store our presents, and put us in the holiday…

Sir Richard’s Condoms: Buy One, Give One

You might have read about the Pope’s recent (slight) revision of the Catholic Church’s stance on condom-use — a stance with far greater…

Sustainable Haiti: Rebuilding for the Long Haul

The Sustainable Haiti Coalition is a platform of collaboration that coordinates resources for a suite of sustainable solutions. I spoke with co-founder Douglas…

Buy Sexy Underwear, Send a Solar Lamp to a Haitian Family

PACT underwear, known for organic ingredients and a solid social mission to share profits with worthy causes has a new holiday campaign: buy a pair…

Haiti Onward, Part 1: The Wisdom of Youth

By C. Sala Hewitt In this series, TriplePundit captures perspective from innovative, sustainability-centric Haitian relief organizations on approaches that aim to boost the…

Can A Life Be Saved By a Solar Powered Suitcase? If it’s LifeGivingForce, Yes

It seems these days there are an increasing number of natural (and unnatural) disasters happening. You see images of stranded people, injured animals,…

SoCap Recap: It Takes a Village…Innovation From the Ground Up

The following is a panel summary from a session in the International Development track at SoCap10, the Social Capital Markets conference exploring the…

Haitians Find Hope in Mobile Money

Haitians have endured a most excruciating year.  Recovery from the January earthquake has progressed far too slowly, funds promised for the relief effort…

Inflatable Hospitals Bring Medical Care to Where It’s Needed

Médecins Sans Frontières set up an inflatable, plug-and-play hospital in Haiti after the earthquake. But such a hospital is not the first mobile…

Negative Therapy Pressure Systems: Simple Medical Invention Could Improve the Lives of Millions

A $3 device may just help wound patients with limited access to medical personnel heal faster.  And, there are about 55 million people…

Fonkoze Aims to Bring Sustainability to Lives of Haitian Women

“This is a once-only opportunity to build a whole new country from scratch, perhaps to offer something of the good wishes the new…

Sustainable Start-Up Trains Haitians to Produce Biofuel

Sirona is a Celtic mythological god of healing, his healing touch is needed in Haiti today. It is also needed for the American…