MEDA in the News

INTL FCStone buys MEDA Trade Co Inc

The MEDA Trade Co Inc. (MTC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the sale of MEDA Trade’s foreign exchange business to INTL FCStone. MEDA Trade has proudly served its FX clients with exceptional service for over 20 years. We strongly believe that INTL FCStone (INTL) will continue to provide the same level of excellent service to all of our clients.

INTL is one of MEDA Trade’s current trusted currency suppliers and the corporate successor to companies MEDA Trade has worked with for many years. Sheri Brubacher, MEDA Trade’s FX Officer, is supportive of the sale and will remain with MEDA Trade through June 2017 to assist clients through the transition.

With more than 30 years of experience, INTL FCStone delivers local currency to 175 countries for over 500 not-for-profit, religious and government organizations. With dedicated staff in New York, London, and Singapore, INTL prides itself on providing excellent service and looks forward to the opportunity to continue to serve MEDA Trade’s clients. You can read more about INTL FCStone here.

Gerald Morrison
MEDA Trade Co Inc.

Thousands attend MEDA's World Night Market

By Hope McKeever

Photos: Nate Bergey

Globally, markets serve as the epi-center of economic and social involvement. Likewise, with outdoor farmer’s markets, Pennsylvania is no stranger to a market model of community building and agricultural emphasis. From spicy Mexican enchiladas to sweet chocolate truffles from Ukraine, many countries have traditions that make their market experience unique. Market place goods are often linked to the economic and social atmosphere of a country. MEDA saw this as the perfect vehicle to raise awareness about our important work and support the creation of opportunities for people living in poverty.
Congolese DancersCongolese Worship Band from the Evangelical Center

Continue Reading

How Libya's Savvy Women Entrepreneurs Are Building Businesses Amid Conflict

A Canadian nonprofit teams up with D2L to train women founders in Libya and beyond

By Ainsley O'Connell (@ainsleyoc)

Originally published in Fast Company

 Welcome to Libya, where life goes on amid political and economic turmoil.

"You might be standing on your balcony enjoying the view and—bam!—hear this explosion, but it’s not always like that," says entrepreneur Amal Delawi, a cancer survivor and working mom who lives in Tripoli. Following the 2011 revolution, which toppled longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi, and her cancer treatment, which required travel to Egypt, she was broke and unemployed.

Continue Reading

Ghana: Simple Technology Offers Rural Communities A Route Out Of Fragility

Source: Posted by author Pete Guest on View original artical here.

Thunder is rolling over the horizon at the start of the rainy season in Suke, a small village in Ghana’s arid north.

Suke is remote, a two hour drive from Wa, the nearest major town. One major road closed for repairs creates a ninety minute diversion along dirt tracks that have collapsed into ditches, some of them barely passable by four-by-four or motorbike.

The village’s women gather in a semicircle in the shadow of a large tree to demonstrate their Talking Books—coloured plastic boxes with 10 buttons, all marked with basic symbols, which they hope could provide a lever to mitigate the fragility of their rural livelihoods and help them to achieve the social and economic empowerment that many women in the region lack.

Continue Reading