MEDA Blog - Stories from the Field

What factors should Canada consider as we build a DFI? MEDA weighs in

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MEDA joined the discussion on Canada's plans for a development finance institution recently.

Senior VP programs Jerry Quigley spoke to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development June 15 by video link.

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Souderton, PA, experiences sights, smells, sounds of world at MEDA night market

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MEDA once again brought the world to Souderton’s doorstep with the second World Night Market June 3. More than 3,000 people attended the event at Souderton Shopping Center, enjoying live music, international foods, an “escape from poverty” room, soccer and more.

The diverse crowd visited tents highlighting 10 different countries where MEDA creates business solutions to poverty through economic empowerment projects. Lead sponsor Hoover Steel, premier sponsors Bergey’s Electric and Perkiomen Tours, along with other sponsors and more than 150 volunteers made this event possible.

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10 things you might not know about MEDA

1. We started doing economic development before it was cool.
Economic empowerment isn’t just a phrase that we pull out at parties. MEDA has been creating business solutions to poverty through impact investing, microfinance, agricultural and entrepreneurship training since the 1950s, and it doesn’t look like that will change anytime soon.
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