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A Canadian nonprofit teams up with D2L to train women founders in Libya and beyond
By Ainsley O'Connell (@ainsleyoc)
Originally published in Fast Company
Welcome to Libya, where life goes on amid political and economic turmoil.
"You might be standing on your balcony enjoying the view and—bam!—hear this explosion, but it’s not always like that," says entrepreneur Amal Delawi, a cancer survivor and working mom who lives in Tripoli. Following the 2011 revolution, which toppled longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi, and her cancer treatment, which required travel to Egypt, she was broke and unemployed.
The MEDA Trade Co Inc. (MTC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the sale of MEDA Trade’s foreign exchange business to INTL FCStone. MEDA Trade has proudly served its FX clients with exceptional service for over 20 years. We strongly believe that INTL FCStone (INTL) will continue to provide the same level of excellent service to all of our clients.
In a recent segment on FaithFM (a radio station serving the Waterloo Region), David Eagle, MEDA's associate director for East Africa programs, gave an overview of our Cassava project in Tanzania. Listen in to hear David describe MEDA's work to develop sustainable livelihoods for millions of people living in poverty. Interview by Jess Huxman of Mennonite Foundation Canada.
By Hope McKeever
Photos: Nate Bergey
Globally, markets serve as the epi-center of economic and social involvement. Likewise, with outdoor farmer’s markets, Pennsylvania is no stranger to a market model of community building and agricultural emphasis. From spicy Mexican enchiladas to sweet chocolate truffles from Ukraine, many countries have traditions that make their market experience unique. Market place goods are often linked to the economic and social atmosphere of a country. MEDA saw this as the perfect vehicle to raise awareness about our important work and support the creation of opportunities for people living in poverty.