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It is refreshing to read African perspectives on the Structural Adjustment Programs (SAPs) imposed on African countries by Bretton Woods institutions, as is the case in Our Continent Our Future: African Perspectives on Structural Adjustment.
I know that many of you are interested in international relations, economic justice and/or community development issues. As such, you might also be interested in learning more about microfinance and Kiva. Kiva is the world's first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs in the developing world.
As a 2006 YP4 fellow, I want to introduce you to the microfinance project that I need your help launching. If this field is something you are at all interested in, I hope you will consider joining me for a conference call to learn more about how you can help.
I will be holding two calls at the following times next week: