Is Microfinance the Universal Poverty Reduction Tool?

By: Maggie Winding Microfinance and micro-loans have, since their conception, been hailed as a “miracle tool” for alleviating poverty in developing countries. Many, however, myself included, remain unconvinced that microfinance is necessarily the solution to resolving the vast disparity in economic achievement that many nations face. Therefore, as a deeper exploration of this topic, this article…

Call a Spade a Spade: Genocide in Myanmar

By: Eva Branson Houses burning. Cries of grief filling the air. Loved ones killed in broad daylight. Scenes of assault all around. This image is a reality for the Rohingya people remaining in Myanmar today. The Rohingya are a stateless nation; a Muslim ethnic-minority that have lived in Myanmar for centuries without citizenship or basic…