Business

An introduction to microfinance

WHAT IS MICROFINANCE? Microfinance is a type of banking service offered to people who normally have no access to finance. People excluded from regular banking services are farmers, the poor, and often women. Microfinance has sometimes been called ‚financial inclusion.‘ However, this is a contentious term because there is still

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Ethical fashion in Africa

When wearing clothes, we should think about where they come from. The sad fact is that a lot of clothes that are sold cheaply are often affordable because the workers making the clothes are underpaid. Both men and women work in clothes factories, but the majority of them are women

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The importance of sustainable growth in Africa

If something is sustainable, this means that you can keep doing it or using it at the same rate in the future. In the context of economics, sustainable growth means growing the economy without leading to harmful future consequences. It may seem easier to grow in the short term by

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Making businesses from waste

Waste is becoming a very big problem across the world. Africa makes 70 million tonnes of waste every year. By 2050 this will be more than 160 million tonnes a year. The average person in Africa makes half a kilogram of waste every day. This is increasing because there is

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An introduction to economics

YASHAWI BAGGA INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS WHAT IS ECONOMICS? Economics is a subject in which people study how human beings work as a society to produce, sell, buy, and use goods (things like food, phones, cars) and services (like haircuts, teaching). It also studies how these goods and services are distributed

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