Month: July 2005

On Microfinancing

zapped into this TV report on microfinancing: Mikro-Kredite Basically, microfinance provides loans and insurance to entrepreneurs too poor to qualify for traditional bank loans. An alternative and maybe more effective way to fight poverty… These two institutions were mentioned in the report: OikoCredit Procredit Holding [update] Another similar institution is: Opportunity International Bank of Malawi …

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Blogger BBQ

Mark your calendars. There’s a blogger BBQ planned for July 24 in Konolfingen near Bern. See Blogger-Br├Ąteln 2005 for all relevant details.

“What if someone offered you double your salary?”

CNET on the Indian IT Job Market: Turnover in the software services industry runs at about 15 percent a year on average, and can exceed 30 percent at some companies, according to various sources. Relative to their counterparts in the United States and other developed nations, workers at Indian companies are both plentiful and inexpensive …

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Kenyan Bloggers

On Kenya Unlimited: In response to the continued growth of the Kenyan Blog Webring (KBW) kenyaUnlimited set out to create an online meeting place for the diverse Kenyan visions, minds and voices that inhabit cyberspace. via Blogshop