ONE Act a Week: E-book giveaway!

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Picture 21Our friends at Zidisha Microfinance, a web-based crowdfunding platform that allows entrepreneurs in the developing world to get funding from web users worldwide, just came out with “Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance,” an Kindle e-book featuring success stories from their borrowers.

Authored by Zidisha staff and volunteers, the book is a rich and readable collection of 34 real-life portraits of Zidisha entrepreneurs worldwide.

This e-book is perfect for ONE members who would like to better understand the realities faced by the poor and the aspiring middle class in the world’s least developed countries, the range of factors that affect their prospects for working their way out of poverty, and how microfinance can impact their lives. ONE members will also witness the entrepreneurs’ grit, ambition and indomitable spirit in the face of overwhelming obstacles. But this is only available in Zidisha’s e-book!

Zidisha is giving TWO free copies away to ONE members over the next week. To win, you must answer this question in a comment below:

Why do you think microlending and microfinancing is an important part of helping people in the world’s poorest places pull themselves out of poverty? 

Tell us in a comment below, and Julia Kurnia, executive director of Zidisha Microfinancing, will choose two winners to receive a copy of the e-book on Tuesday, December 18.

Just want to buy the book? Buy yours here for $9.99 on Amazon. All the proceeds go directly to Zidisha borrowers!