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Artificial leaves don’t look like the real thing, but they may accomplish the same feat: producing fuel from sunlight.

 An interesting article in the NY Times about a new fuel source. The aim is to provide this to the poor of the world.  …Continue

Started May 23, 2011

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 I understand there is currently a hold on further funding. This should not stop us from helping those who can and will better themselves if they are given the chance to. I watched a video how a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bhalchander Vishwanath Jan 6, 2011.

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 I found it its under UnitedProsperity.org and guess what I have to log in again. Please do us a big favour and end this non sense I only what to log in once.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bhalchander Vishwanath Nov 15, 2010.

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 I logged into my account but nowhere can I locate my current account information. It would be nice if this was the most important item. I feel it may be why people are not aware they can re lend…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bhalchander Vishwanath Aug 29, 2010.

 

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Artificial leaves don’t look like the real thing, but they may accomplish the same feat: producing fuel from sunlight.

 An interesting article in the NY Times about a new fuel source. The aim is to provide this to the poor of the world.  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/22/business/22novel.html?ref=science   Ken.See More
May 23, 2011
Bhalchander Vishwanath replied to Kenneth Gibbs's discussion Prosperity
"Yes, it is exciting indeed. The possibilities are endless. I believe Sewa is also offering energy efficient stoves along with the solar lighting. These will help in reduced firewood needs and also black carbon or soot that increases glacial…"
Jan 6, 2011
Andreas Stephens replied to Kenneth Gibbs's discussion Prosperity
"This sounds really exciting Bhalchander!   If this could get off the ground, that would be as Kenneth says "Excellent"!!!   I would LOVE to give guarantees for solar power products - not only offering a helping hand for…"
Jan 6, 2011
Bhalchander Vishwanath replied to Kenneth Gibbs's discussion Prosperity
"Yes. This would be the same loan guarantee."
Jan 3, 2011
Kenneth Gibbs replied to Kenneth Gibbs's discussion Prosperity
" Excellent.  Thanks again for your commitment on this important matter.  I see a bright future.  Is the loan guarantee the same with this as with other loans."
Jan 3, 2011
Bhalchander Vishwanath replied to Kenneth Gibbs's discussion Prosperity
"Had a call with Sewa bank a few minutes back and have an update. They are working with IFC as the guarantor and with a consortium of 4 banks ( 3 international and one local Indian bank). The advantage of the consortium is that they will have the…"
Jan 2, 2011
Sverre Skimmeland replied to Kenneth Gibbs's discussion Prosperity
"Great !  "
Jan 1, 2011
Bhalchander Vishwanath replied to Kenneth Gibbs's discussion Prosperity
"Pete, Ken:   Thanks for initiating this discussion. We are currently working on proposal of solar lighting with Sewa bank - http://www.sewabank.com/.  IFC has already agreed in principle to make  guarantees…"
Dec 30, 2010
peter schopfer replied to Kenneth Gibbs's discussion Prosperity
"Great idea, tough I am not sure how we would administer such small loans. I wonder if there is an NGO in India that could take on a project like this. Giving such tiny loans directly isn't in our mandate (I don't think)   Pete"
Dec 27, 2010
Kenneth Gibbs posted a discussion

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 I understand there is currently a hold on further funding. This should not stop us from helping those who can and will better themselves if they are given the chance to. I watched a video how a simple solar panel can change the lives of a family and and entire village. Also how a simple insect net can help the health of millions of our fellow humans. I believe United Prosperity is more than micro loans but it can be a source of cheap inexpensive insect nets and solar panels that then can be…See More
Dec 27, 2010
Bhalchander Vishwanath replied to Kenneth Gibbs's discussion Account
"Ken, Nice articles. The Haiti article is particularly amazing. I don't know much about Haiti but it seems that Microfinance Institutions are keeping things together despite great odds. Best Regards Bhalchander"
Nov 15, 2010
Kenneth Gibbs replied to Kenneth Gibbs's discussion Account
"A few stories of micro finance from NY…"
Nov 14, 2010
Bhalchander Vishwanath replied to Kenneth Gibbs's discussion Account
"Hello Ken, Ning has introduced social sign on as of today. So users can sign onto the community site (http://http://unitedprosperity.ning.com) with their facebook, yahoo or gmail ids onto ning. The main website http://www.unitedprosperity.org…"
Nov 11, 2010
Sverre Skimmeland replied to Kenneth Gibbs's discussion Account
"_I am not sure, i have seen MFI's forcing people to save when getting a loan, the result may seem good, but the result is that they get litle interest on savings, and thus increasing the cost of the loan."
Nov 7, 2010
Kenneth Gibbs replied to Kenneth Gibbs's discussion Account
Nov 6, 2010
Sverre Skimmeland replied to Kenneth Gibbs's discussion Account
"How about Thailand ? http://fellowsblog.kiva.org/2010/06/12/kiva-in-the-kingdom/ "the Thai government has an imposed 15% withholding fee on any loan originating outside of the country and filtering in. ""
Nov 6, 2010

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At 4:33am on July 12, 2010, Bhalchander Vishwanath said…
Dear Kenneth,

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