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  • MEDA - Women's Economic Opportunities
    20 under 35 MEDA Chapters Mennonite Entrepreneurs Conference Ways to Give Donate today Gift Solutions Catalogue Planned Giving Sarona Risk Capital Fund Farmer to Farmer MSCU Mutual Aid in Action Fundraise for MEDA AmazonSmile Donate while you shop Products Supporting MEDA Donate aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Women s Economic Opportunities Partnership Results Impact MEDA s Women s Economic Opportunities team is showing that women can rise above the social and cultural barriers that stand in the way of business success and improved livelihoods We are achieving this through our programs in Pakistan and Afghanistan some of the most challenging environments in the world for women to conduct business and where our expertise was honed Haiti and Ghana Ourwomen centered economic development is founded on respectful interaction with cultures and communities is rooted in thorough market research and incorporates MEDA s well known technical value chain leadership Forging partnerships with local entities is key to our success Through training exposure and technical assistance MEDA builds the capacity of local partners as an investment in the communities where we work Our technical areas of expertise include On the ground gender assessments Gender inclusive value chain development and Making Markets Work for the Poor M4P approaches Project design and management Catalyzing investments access to finance and mobile technologies Stimulating women s entrepreneurship and SME growth Developing market support services for women Fostering inclusion and new roles for women in market systems Facilitating linkages to higher value markets through sales agent lead farmer models Building farmers capacity through lead farmer extension models and agro technology promotion For a complete

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  • MEDA - Home
    worked with 30 partners in nine countries to reached over 500 000 youth with financial and non financial services MEDA is a recognized industry leader in youth focused financial services with expertise in microfinance entrepreneurship and employability programming for youth We strive to support young people with access to savings credit training and work placements We believe the key to developing and maintaining sustainable financial products is negotiating what youth want and need with the realities of viable financial institutions Tweets from meda youth Uganda is ranked as the world s most entrepreneurial country but what does this mean for the 400 000 young ppl https t co 3GTQBGK5cs We re reading The Idealist by ninamunk Check out our blog on this terrific book at https t co RVd7J34mTh https t co sr68fxTj38 New Blog Approach with Humility Reflections for International Development Week here https t co Lz3ZPKCcSs IDW2016 MEDA s booth at OCIC s International Dev Week event CanadaDEV https t co pYFFajqXfI MEDA improved mkt access for 10k farmers weavers in Ethiopia read 12 stories of change https t co ZeN75MiPlW https t co LrKIxov6t1 MEDA Creating business solutions to poverty In Canada 155 Frobisher Drive Suite I

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  • MEDA - About Cross-Cutting Services
    Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Email Print Cross Cutting Services MEDA s programming support needs are provided by Integrated Support Services a team of specialists in evaluation gender environment and information technology The ISS team works closely with our projects worldwide ensuring that effective cross cutting support services are assimilated into all aspects of our programming From concept inception through to implementation the ISS team provides expertise in Environment MEDA takes a multi disciplinary approach to the complex environmental issues our programming encounters We incorporate a range of environmental assessments that ensures our work provides ecologically sustainable approaches to poverty alleviation Across our programming ISS s environmental experts assists both MEDA staff and clients realize a more equitable and sustainable approach one that ensures our work is ecologically sound Gender MEDA understands that gender equality is about both men and women MEDA builds on this understanding in order to improve the economic well being of all its clients From the start our gender work aims to ensure projects understand how gender based differences and gender issues will affect impact MEDA s ISS gender specialists use tools such as gender analysis to develop gender sensitive strategies and interventions that not only improve gender equality but also ensure more equitable outcomes for all MEDA also provides capacity building for partners to build gender awareness and to ensure projects meet the needs of both women and men Information Technology Knowledge Management ISS manages an information technology and communications hub that connects our global team We leverage technology to enable our staff to pool resources document learnings generate new ideas and create innovation solutions We deploy best in class technological solutions to ensure our staff are able to connect communicate and share while ensuring strong

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  • MEDA - About Investment
    MSCU Mutual Aid in Action Fundraise for MEDA AmazonSmile Donate while you shop Products Supporting MEDA Donate aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Establishing private investment as an effective solution to global poverty and the environment Throughout most of our history MEDA has made investments directly into companies in various developing countries MEDA s history in investment can be traced back to our founding in 1953 by a group of North American business people who wanted to invest in and support small businesses to encourage economic growth and vibrancy for poor communities Our first investment was the Sarona Dairy in Paraguay Since our initial venture we have watched as our investment has helped the dairy industry flourish in Paraguay In the mid 1990s MEDA began to formalize this work by creating an investment development department and creating structured investment funds enabling private investors and the broader capital markets to participate in this endeavor Today the responsibility for MEDA s international development investment mandate is shared with its subsidiary Sarona Asset Management Inc SAM While MEDA has grown and diversified its work in the intervening years the investing mandate has continued throughout expanding to include microfinance banking and medium sized enterprises Today MEDA s investment activities seek to support a whole range of micro small and medium sized businesses Flowing from our first success so many years ago we have since invested in advised and created many successful ventures throughout the world many focused entirely in developing world markets Some of these include The Latin America Challenge Investment Fund Sarona Risk Capital Fund MicroVest Capital Management LLC and

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  • MEDA - About
    Entrepreneurs Conference Ways to Give Donate today Gift Solutions Catalogue Planned Giving Sarona Risk Capital Fund Farmer to Farmer MSCU Mutual Aid in Action Fundraise for MEDA AmazonSmile Donate while you shop Products Supporting MEDA Donate aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker MEDA Trade Co Inc a for profit division of MEDA provides an exceptional US dollar and major and exotic currency remittance service for international non government organizations throughout Canada We draw on several major bank s direct trading lines to offer savings on purchases of US dollars and major currencies We also provide various innovative options for converting US and Canadian funds into local exotic currencies in over 120 countries All transactions are executed through government authorized programs or institutions MEDA Trade is registered with FINTRAC the Federal Government agency set up to monitor all international financial transactions in order to guard against money laundering and terrorism funding MEDA Trade is a registered Money Service Business in Canada MEDA Trade has over 23 years of trading experience with more than 2 000 transactions per year valued at over 112 000 000 Canadian annually Our Commitment To offer the best possible exchange rates on a wide range of currencies throughout the world To give a superior service measured by speed of delivery proof of delivery and follow up To provide personal attention to the requirements of our clients based upon a knowledge of the political and economic conditions in relevant markets and regulations To ensure all transactions meet the regulatory and legal requirements of the host country MEDA Trade Inc serves many Canadian agencies including the

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  • MEDA - Contact Us
    You need JavaScript enabled to view it 1 800 665 7026 or 717 560 6546 Lancaster PA USA MEDA Washington Office This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it 202 800 8910 Washington DC USA MEDA Winnipeg Office This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it 1 800 665 7026 Winnipeg MB Canada Human Capital This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it 1 800 665 7026 Waterloo ON Canada Sarona Asset Management Investment This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it 519 883 7557 Kitchener ON Canada MEDA Trade Co Inc Foreign Exchange This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Phone 1 800 561 8741 or 519 725 1715 Waterloo ON Canada Media Information Linda Whitmore This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it 1 800 665 7026 ext 32 Waterloo ON Canada MEDA Engagement This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it 1 800 665 7026 or 717 560 6546 Lancaster PA USA MEDA Ethiopia This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it 251 922 727 740 Addis Ababa Ethiopia MEDA Europe This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it 011 49 2622 906184 Germany MEDA Ghana This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Tamale Ghana MEDA Myanmar Burma This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it 95 01 502 661 Kamayut Township Yangon Myanmar MEDA Tanzania This email

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  • MEDA - Careers at MEDA
    Get Involved Youth Connect MEDA Ambassadors 20 under 35 MEDA Chapters Mennonite Entrepreneurs Conference Ways to Give Donate today Gift Solutions Catalogue Planned Giving Sarona Risk Capital Fund Farmer to Farmer MSCU Mutual Aid in Action Fundraise for MEDA AmazonSmile Donate while you shop Products Supporting MEDA Donate aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Careers at MEDA MEDA Mennonite Economic Development Associates is an association of compassionate women and men who invest in people living in poverty around the world so they can unleash their potential to earn a livelihood to provide for their families and enrich their communities Available positions are listed below Coordinator Donor Relations Waterloo Ontario Canada Director Human Capital Waterloo Ontario Canada Ethiopia Field Project Manager Finance Manager Waterloo Ontario Canada Regional Director Resource Development Senior Project Manager Consultant Private Sector Development SME Investment Ukraine Field Project Manager Careers Careers at MEDA Contact HC Internships Available Internships About Internships 2014 MEDA Interns Intern Blogs MEDA Intern Testimonials Past Interns Stay in Touch Please

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  • MEDA - About MEDA
    aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Email Print About MEDA Partnerships Results Impact Creating business solutions to poverty MEDA is an international economic development organization whose mission is to create business solutions to poverty Founded in 1953 by a group of Mennonite business professionals we partner with the poor to start or grow small and medium sized businesses in developing regions around the world Our expertise includes a full range of economic development tools financial services improved technology business training better access to markets and equity investment Our work most often focuses on women youth and the rural poor We believe that all people deserve the opportunity to earn a livelihood and that unleashing entrepreneurship is a powerful way to alleviate poverty Our promise Informed by our faith based values we creatively combine enlightened business practices and entrepreneurial thinking to provide roads out of poverty Our work is not done until it is proven to be sustainable replicable scalable and measurable The scope and effectiveness of our

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