“The laboratory for Yunus’s innovative approaches to reducing impoverishment is his native country of Bangladash. From microcredit lending, Yunus has moved onto creating social businesses that improve the health and welfare of the poor, while providing employment and investment opportunities. This includes a network of health clinics. In short, Yunus is working with poor people, particularly women, to create a functional interconnected economy for a group long left behind by those individuals with” means.
Read the whole article here Creating a New Economy for the Poor, Starting With Women in the Third World.
Photo by Augustin Teboul
by Claudia Rojas
This article is the second of a series that analyzes Nemona – Network for fashion designers and seamstresses -, in which we present stories of integration in Neukölln around fashion production.
As we have written before, the target group of our project are fashion designers and producers. The members of these two groups are mostly women, in particular because of their abilities and long experience in sewing and knitting, among others. Women with migration background often suffer more obstacles / difficulties when entering the labour market – that is why we decided to focus our initiative on this particular social group. This way, we could contribute to the integration process in Neukölln. Continue reading