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Good Causes features global projects relating to microfinance, human rights, development, medicine, restoration, health, the environment and more.

Power Efficient Home Offices Can Save Money And Polar Bears

Does your father still use that fancy fishing rod you got him last spring? Did your significant other like the new watch, and that witty custom engraving? Do you enjoy working on your new 4K monitor, sharp enough to slice through a medium rare steak? These might be the perks and gifts you could have […]

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Green Jobs Ahead in the Building Industry

Whether you are a smart investor looking to retro-fit your own home or office, the owner of a construction company meeting new client demands, or an employee looking for new opportunities, the trend for green construction and eco-friendly jobs in the United States will be very much on the rise throughout 2015 and beyond, not […]

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Surprisingly great places to travel and live

We all want to live in places that feel right to us: whether in terms of temperature, business and income, views, or whatever. Perhaps we want to visit and remain in places for years to come, or merely travel. Most of us can name off-by-heart those places we want to go, seen from films, documentaries, […]

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The 69th and 70th Microfinance Loan to KIVA by Marquette Turner

Marquette Turner have just made our 69th and 70th microfinance loans to two groups of women in the African nation of Rwanda. Loans are made to micro-finance institutions to help build sustainable businesses to provide income to feed, clothe, house & educate someone in the developing world

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KIVA Microfinance Update on Alivera Mukamukiza in Rwanda

Good news from the KIVA Organisation, who have revealed that Alivera Mukamukiza – a recipient of MarquetteTurner microfinance loans- has reached her target loan of $1,025 USD to help expand her business, a general store that sells a large variety of food and other items. Living in Kigali, Rwanda Alivera will use her loan to purchase […]

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Our Latest Kiva Microfinance Loan: Augustina’s Group in Ghana

Our latest microfinance loan via Kiva.org is our 68th, and is to Augustina’s Group: a group of women in Berekum, Ghana. They plan to invest in food, farming and land by raising $2800 USD and have so far raised 33%.

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Good Cause: The $300 Property Project to Help the World’s Poorest

When a desperate need exists, it’s often creativity and ingenuity that can provide the best solution. With an estimated 2 billion people worldwide suffering from some form of housing problem of varying extremes, the $300 House is a project aiming to design functional housing for some of these people.

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Taboo Furniture Collection Made from Recycled Bottles and Bags

Designers Ayse Birsel and Bibi Seck have designed the Taboo Collection of furniture that are made in Dakar, Senegal, from 75% recycled garbage bags and plastic bottles. Thus, not only is this a great opportunity to help the environment, but also assist Senegalese to not only be self-sufficient but also at the cutting edge of design.

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Congratulations KIVA on Being Awarded Charity Navigator’s Highest Rating

KIVA organisation, a non-profit charity that empowers people and groups throughout the world in an effort to alleviate poverty, has recently been awarded Charity Navigator’s highest rating, which rates such measures as an organisations overall effectiveness, capacity and efficiency.

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Our Latest Microfinance Loan: Kanoni Tweyambe Group A-kihihi Kihihi, Uganda: Agriculture

The latest microfinance loan made by Marquette Turner via KIVA.org is our 51st. It is to Kanoni Tweyambe Group A-kihihi, whose $4,300 loan helped purchase fertilizers and manure to improve production and fertility of her tea farming gardens.

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