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Casa Cornelia Law Center

The Casa Cornelia Law Center is a public interest law firm dedicated to helping indignant clients with pro bono legal services. The law center is located in San Diego, California and its clients are from all over the world; although, … Continue reading

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The Challenges and Opportunities of Microfinance

Microfinance Background & Definition In the 1970’s, Dr. Muhammad Yunus, a professor of Economics at Chittagong University began lending to poor women in the village of Jobra, Bangladesh. Yunus realized the impact that these loans can have on the lives … Continue reading

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Two Events Co-hosted by CLASS

Join us on Today, February 28th at Kaufman Auditorium from 4:45PM – 6:00PM for a lecture presented by Antanas Mockus on Civic Culture and Social Transformation. Antanas Mockus was elected Mayor of Bogotá in 1995 and again in 2001. His … Continue reading

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Red Unidos: The National Strategy for the Eradication of Extreme Poverty in Colombia

The Colombian Administrative Department for Social Prosperity (Departamento Administrativo para la Prosperidad Social or DPS in spanish) was consolidated in November 2011 by the national government, in an effort to articulate the (until then) isolated and disarticulate public initiatives that … Continue reading

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Bolsa Família and Oportunidades: Powerful Tools for Poverty Alleviation in Latin America

Bolsa Família and Oportunidades are conditional cash transfer programs that were launched in Brazil and Mexico respectively. In 2012, Oportunidades assisted 6.5 million families and Bolsa Família assisted over 13 million families. Both of these government programs provide grants to … Continue reading

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