Bootstrap banking on TV & good news from Brazil


Jan Slakov

From: "Brian Hill" <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Fw: TO OUR CREDIT
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 1990 22:17:24 -0800

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From: Roberta Laverty <•••@••.•••>
To: •••@••.•••
Date: Saturday, September 05, 1998 10:29

>TO OUR CREDIT, a two-part documentary for public television,
>will air on PBS on Thursday, September 10 and 17 at 10 PM - check local
>listings as times vary.
>Part I, Bootstrap Banking and the World, presents stories of women in
>Bangladesh, South Africa, Bolivia and India who have received
>and who have established successful businesses. Worldwide, microcredit
>has reached over 13 million people during the past decade. Four out of
>five borrowers have been women.
>Part II, Bootstrap Banking in America, profiles microentrpreneurs in
>Hampshire, North Dakota, Chicago, and Arkansas. Microenterprise
>development is a strategy which is particularly focused on those whom
>the booming American economy has left behind. For them, self-employment
>is often the best, or only, option. Over 300 organizations in the
>States work to provide these micro-entrepreneurs with loans, training
>and support.
>For Tool Kits, Viewer's Guides, preview tapes, Press Kit, contact
><<>> or
>Roberta Laverty

From: "Brian Hill" <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Fw: PBS programs on microcredit, microenterprise
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 1990 22:12:40 -0800


The microcredit movement promises local financial sustainability even
though the multinationals and WB/IMF/US Congress are already trying to
find ways of co-opting it.  The conference below will have many
references for you regarding local financial sustainabilty.

I have been saying that until each community owns its own money
sustainability will be impossible.  And, I ideally look for the day when
there will be a Peoples World Bank which will consist of expanded
networks of CDFIs (community development financial institutions) which
are owned and controlled by the communities they reside in.  Networks of
local credit unions, revolving funds, mutual funds should look toward
setting up their own insurance, health care and mortgage facilities.

The Grameen Bank my have just sold out to Monsanto, but it did help lots
of small sustainable industries get started and has served as a good
model for microcredit.

Brian Hill

From: "Angela Denise Lemos" <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Re: write for environmental protection/human rights
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 1998 08:33:44 -0300

Dear friend Jan:
Today I've heard in a radio station
that  President Fernando Henrique Cardoso
has decided to
change the moratorium for three years.
I believe that the letters have made the difference!
As soon as I have the confirmation of this information
I will let you know.
Best wishes,