We added a new page to the website today - one that explains exactly what we are doing and why we think it will change the world. We are in the new generation of microfinance - we have entered the phase in which microfinance can evolve beyond just debt, where the word microfinance encompasses credit, savings, franchising, consignment, and venture capital to name a few.
The field of microfinance will offer more than loans, it will provide business owners in the developing world the tools and education they need to build successful businesses.
We all benefit when people are empowered to innovate and be creative in approaching the needs of people all over the world. Unmarked Streets wants to “give people the tools they need to thrive, and a safe environment to dip their toe in the water.”
“Are we going to be responsible to put up a war against the cartels if we don’t produce the drugs or consume the drugs? We’re just a corridor of illegality,” said Eduardo Stein, a former Guatemalan vice president who headed Mr. Molina’s transition team.
“The issue of drug trafficking and consumption is not on the North American political agenda. The issue of drugs in the US is very marginalised, while for Guatemala and the rest of Central America it’s very central.”