WOVEN #Int0006: Free Hugs Campaign started by Juan Mann (One Man?) Juan is moving toward oneness of humanity. View this inspired video clip hosted by Richard.
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WOVEN #Int0005:The greatest untapped resource on Earth.
View this inspired video clip first by Care.org! Then view this Intro video clip second. Enter your name in the circle of power.
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WOVEN #Int0004: The Grameen Bank - Banking for the Poor and Prof. Muhammad Yunus & Grameen Bank Awarded The Nobel Peace Prize for 2006.
Grameen Bank (GB) has reversed conventional banking practice by removing the need for collateral and created a banking system based on mutual trust, accountability, participation and creativity. GB provides credit to the poorest of the poor in rural Bangladesh, without any collateral. At GB, credit is a cost effective weapon to fight poverty and it serves as a catalyst in the over all development of socio-economic conditions of the poor who have been kept outside the banking orbit on the ground that they are poor and hence not bankable. Professor Muhammad Yunus, the founder of "Grameen Bank" and its Managing Director, reasoned that if financial resources can be made available to the poor people on terms and conditions that are appropriate and reasonable, "these millions of small people with their millions of small pursuits can add up to create the biggest development wonder." As of May, 2006, it has 6.67 million borrowers, 97 percent of whom are women. With 2247 branches, GB provides services in 72,096 villages, covering more than 86 percent of the total villages in Bangladesh.
Learn more about this inspired approach to economic development and banking, based on 16 decisions.
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WOVEN #Int0003: Ubuntu Worldview: I am because you are
All You Need is Ubuntu - Bill Clinton told the Labour conference to get into ubuntu. Eh? Ubuntu. That was what Bill Clinton told the Labour party conference it needed to remember this week. "Society is important because of Ubuntu." But what is it? Left-leaning sudoku? U2's latest album? Fish-friendly sushi? No, it's a word describing an African worldview, which translates as "I am because you are," and which means that individuals need other people to be fulfilled. . . . "If we were the most beautiful, the most intelligent, the most wealthy, the most powerful person - and then found all of a sudden that we were alone on the planet, it wouldn't amount to a hill of beans," said Mr Clinton. . . . Archbishop Desmond Tutu, in his book No Future Without Forgiveness, says: "Ubuntu is very difficult to render into a Western language... It is to say, 'My humanity is caught up, is inextricably bound up, in what is yours.'"
Posted 09-28-06 Print
WOVEN #Int0001: Women of Iran, changing their destiny through education
Women graduates challenge Iran - Iranian women graduates are overtaking men, promising profound social change, the BBC's Frances Harrison reports.
Posted 09-19-06 Print