CDFI Roundtable – Now in Baton Rouge!

Serving the Underserved: Building Alternative Financial Services  in Low-Income Communities    When:  April 15, 2015 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Westerfield Conference Center | 1800 S. Acadian Thruway  Baton Rouge, LA Cost:     $45 per person   The National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions, sponsored by …

Investing in Indian Country’s Pine Ridge Reservation

The pioneering Lakota Funds, which brought micro-loans and business training to Indian country, is launching a credit union By Ellie Winninghoff Imagine a reservation the size of Connecticut with 30,000 people living on it who have no access to banking services–and which is ringed by predatory payday lenders. That’s how …

Women on the road to Rio+20 convene at United Nations CSD-19.

Women on the road to Rio+20 convene at United Nations CSD-19 By Martha Shaw After three days at the 19th session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-19), I began thinking about how important women’s leadership is to the tiered mission of Rio+20 also known as Earth Summit …