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I want to fight global poverty. How can I invest in poor entrepreneurs and make a profit, so I can grow the money to help more people?

I'm a humanitarian aid worker living in Guatemala. The more I research ways to fight poverty, the more I am learning that job creation and investing in the poor is a powerful way to fight poverty. I am interested in investing money in small to medium businesses in a way that helps poor entrepreneurs, yet provides a small profit for myself, so I can expand and help more people. I was hoping someone had some resources or advice to share about where to start.

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  • May 12 2013: Pat gave us a good talk on micro-loans. Also, Ernesto Sirulli also give us some good ideas. Small help can only do so much though many participants could greatly mjultiply the outcome.

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