South America

“Prayer for the unity of nations brings peace and harmony.”

SOUTH AMERICA How can globalization help rather than hinder positive social change, economic development, and the beating back of poverty? Significant departures from the past are needed.

The bottom of the socioeconomic ladder may be just as important as the top, in terms of unleashing the beneficial side of market forces. There is an asset in the most fragile sectors of society: the initiative of the people. Its expression is selfemployment — in today's jargon, microenterprise. But microenterprise has always faced obstacles, among them lack of access to capital.

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