Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in the Global South — May 16th

How Immigrants and Villagers Create Their Own Financial Inclusion

How Immigrants and Villagers Create Their Own Financial Inclusion

Three facts: 419 million adults in developing countries accumulate useful amounts of capital in savings circles that they organize and run themselves. These groups work based on commonly understood principles of disciplined savings, mutual accountability, and support...
A Special Alchemy of Color and Texture from Design Ateliers

A Special Alchemy of Color and Texture from Design Ateliers

As part of a series of “fireside chats” sponsored by R.I.S.E. Artisan Fund, Hema Shroff Patel and Maddalena Forcella discussed their approach to design, heritage crafts, and their design studios. Both designers work collaboratively with highly skilled spinners, dyers,...
Trusting the Power of Community

Trusting the Power of Community

As part of a series of “fireside chats” sponsored by R.I.S.E. Artisan Fund, Kythzia Barrera and Rashmi Bharti spoke about the artisan-owned collective enterprises that they founded and continue to build — Colectivo 1050° and Earthcraft Self-Reliant Cooperative. Both...