The stated goal of the Grameen Foundation is to help the world’s poorest improve their lives and escape poverty by helping to provide access to financial services , such as small loans and savings account, to find new ways to generate income and obtain important information about their health, crops and finances.
Grameen Foundation is a nonprofit founded in 1997 by friends of Grameen Bank to help microfinance practitioners spread the Grameen philosophy worldwide.
11/28/12 - Wednesday's Topical Currents is with regular contributor and Watchdog Report publisher Dan Ricker. We’ll follow up with South Florida election ramifications . . . and of course, take your calls. Is the large Miami-Dade Cuban-American vote now swinging to Democrats? And what effect will charter-enacted County Commission term limits foretell? We’ll also check up on post-election Broward County politics and government. http://www.watchdogreport.net/
You may notice a growing buzz of activity--especially in Midtown, the Design District and Miami Beach--that signals that a week (or more) of art appreciation, parties and sensory overload is almost here. The height of activity is next Wednesday, Dec. 5 through Sunday, Dec. 9, but gallery openings and other events are already starting.
Below are are seven signs that Art Basel is upon us.
The Miami Herald's headquarters on Biscayne Bay has been sold to a developer who wants to tear it down. Historic preservationists are working to stop the demolition, saying the hulking, boxy building is a prime example of Miami Modern architecture from the 50's and 60's. NPR interviewed demolition proponents — including some prominent architects — who say it's a clumsy building with no sense of style and not a "MiMo" design worth saving:
A legal technicality nearly derails the prosecution's case against a Miami woman accused of killing her foster child.
A judge has denied a motion for a mistrial in the high profile case of a Miami-Dade woman, Geralyn Graham. She's accused of killing her foster child, Rilya Wilson.
Graham's defense asked for the mistrial after it was discovered that prosecutor Joshua Weintraub had his law license suspended for months after he failed to properly record legal education courses with the state bar.