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Map Projects

Mappc Wiki A collaborative project designed to showcase Peace Corps Volunteers and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Maps and Projects. -Cheers Will

[1] A collection of maps made by Peace Corps volunteers. -Chris Delcher (El Salvador, 1998-2000)

Sustainable Tech Wiki

http://www.appropedia.org/

Agricultural Projects

Seeders Program - The Seeders program works to exchange forestry and agricultural seeds between volunteers in Panama.

Engineering & Architecture Projects

Design for the Other 90% - Energy

Design for the Other 90% - Shelter

Design for the Other 90% - Transportation

Engineers Without Borders - USA - Open Projects
"EWB-USA is committed to designing and implementing engineering projects in developing communities around the world. There is great need in areas ranging from renewable energy to clean water to sustainable enterprise development."

Open Architecture Network - The Open Architecture Network is an online, open source community dedicated to improving living conditions through innovative and sustainable design.

Education Projects

General

Design for the Other 90% - Education

e-Learning

Environment Projects

Seeders Program - The Seeders program works to exchange forestry and agricultural seeds between volunteers in Panama.

Panama Verde - Panama

Health Projects

General

Design for the Other 90% - Health

Water

Design for the Other 90% - Water

IT Projects

Small Business Projects

Micro Grants

Kiva - Kiva lets you connect with and loan money to unique small businesses in the developing world. By loaning a business money on Kiva.org, you help the world's working poor make strides towards economic independence. Throughout the course of the loan (usually 6-24 months), you receive email journal updates from the business you've sponsored. Once the loans are repaid, you get your money back. Volunteers are encouraged to apply to become a Kiva Fellow, field partners who work with Microfinance Institutions (MFI's) to help train local entrepreneurs.

Business Plans - Business planning tools and resources- includes several links

Ashoka - Ashoka's mission is to shape a citizen sector that is entrepreneurial, productive and globally integrated, and to develop the profession of social entrepreneurship around the world. Ashoka identifies and invests in leading social entrepreneurs - extraordinary individuals with unprecedented ideas for change in their communities - supporting them, their ideas and institutions through all phases of their careers. Ashoka Fellows benefit from being part of the global Fellowship for life. Volunteers can apply to become social entrepreneurs.

Microfinance Gateway - The Microfinance Gateway is the most comprehensive online resource for the microfinance industry. It includes research and publications, specialized resource centers, organization and consultant profiles, and the latest news, events, and job opportunities in microfinance.

Social Edge - On-Line resource for entrepreneurs

Accion - A microlending organization active in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa.

Association For Enterprise Opportunity - A membership-based organization for those involved in supporting microenterprise development.

Journal of Microfinance - A forum for the sharing of ideas and information pertaining to the practice of microfinance and microenterprise development, from Brigham Young University.

MicroEnterprise Innovation Project - USAID’s initiative to support technical and financial assistance, research and training on best practices in microenterprise development and finance.

USAID-related Sites

Web Based Resource Education

peacewiki Peace Corps's internal wiki for volunteer project coordination.

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