"The Income of the Women Has Skyrocketed"

Here's an aid program that everybody ought to be able to get behind -- the Peace Corps is promoting economic development by infusing business savvy (and a little bit of computer knowledge) into tiny local enterprises all over the world.

Helping basket-makers in Senegal reach a wider market:



Helping farmers in Tonga maximize returns from their crops:



Helping Monks in Mongolia cash in on tourism:



The common thread is that these folks have the resources and skills they need to make better lives for themselves. All it takes to get the ball rolling is the infusion of a little business knowledge.


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