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    Incalculable Impact, Please?

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    When is impact legitimately "incalculable?" Is a limited ability to wrap metrics around your impact ever acceptable or desirable?

    Forget the Heat Wave: Let’s Focus on the Chilly Job Market

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    Last week’s record-breaking heat wave was all kinds of sticky and uncomfortable.

    Book Release from the Ashoka Community: The Wealth of the Poor - Scaling Up Business Solutions to Social Problems

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    Irrigation pumps, latrines, home improvement packages or bicycles could be added to this list. The cumulated impact of these investments would literally transform the lives of these families. So, why aren’t these families seizing these attractive investment opportunities?

    The Rise of the Changemaker Business

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    The respected economist John Kay dedicated one of his regular columns in The Financial Times last week to the

    Emily Stone: a social business model for indigenous Maya farmers in Belize and Guatemala

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    Emily Stone –founder of Maya Mountain Cacao (MMC) – is connecting the small indigenous Maya farmers in Belize and Guatemala with the ultra-premium chocolate industry.

    'Tough Guy' Farmers Stand Up To Italian Mafia — And Win

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    Calabria is Italy's poorest region.

    From Subsistence Farming to Fair Trade - Empowering Women in Burkina Faso: Ashoka Fellow Marceline Ouedraogo

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    By improving the quality of Shea Butter production in Burkina Faso, Marcelline Ouedraogo has enabled a significant increase in income to more than 3,000 women across the country. 

    In Memory of Marcelline Ouédraogo

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    The global Ashoka community deeply mourns the loss of Marceline Ouédraogo of Burkina Faso, founder of Groupement Férminin Songtaaba.

    Mara Ferreira

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