Participants at the Fifth International Microfinance Forum in Caracas. Credit: Estrella Gutirrez/IPSMicrofinance is essentially social, but its expansion and evolution towards diversified financial services for those who are excluded from the conventional system has compelled it to develop new codes and practices to reinforce the message that its goal is people particularly the poor.The Fifth International Microfinance Forum, held in the Venezuelan capital, studied the enforcement and monitoring of the new Universal Standards for Social Performance Management (USSPM) developed by the sector to ensure that internal practices and relations with clients are consistent with its mission of lives. Credit for people at the base of the social pyramid does not necessarily mean you are fulfilling a social mission.
Markets. “We believe that convenience stores aren’t convenient enough anymore,” says Ilishayev. Which is why they’ve built technology to carve their delivery time down to 15 minutes in 2017. Enjoy the small victoriesWhen we are in the eye of the storm it is easy to get caught up in what’s happening around us and to let it affect us in the moment or moving forward. I think surrounding yourself with good people in your daily life and in your inner circle can help you find the good that is in whatever challenge you are up against. To trust the processand to always remember thereis a light at the end of the tunnel..
A tree trimming crew using a tracked vehicle with a hydraulic lift bucket slid on icy wet ground and toppled over onto an ice covered pond on private property. The two workers were pinned under the machinery as it crashed through the ice.UPDATE: Police elaborate on threat at Red Wing HighUPDATE: Police elaborate on threat at Red Wing HighCourtesy: Red Wing High SchoolExtra officers are at the Red Wing High School Wednesday due to security concerns.Extra officers are at the Red Wing High School Wednesday due to security concerns.Saint Mary’s alumnus could be beatifiedSaint Mary’s alumnus could be beatifiedA Saint Mary’s University alumnus is one step closer to becoming “blessed” in the Catholic Church. The University says the Vatican has approved the cause for beatification of Brother James Miller.
Battley: We have to be respectful of municipalities as producers. There will be some communities that won want that kind of impact and we have to be prepared for that as well. Currently under the medical cannabis system, the only legal way to receive it is by mail order or courier services.