Three Million Customers and Still Counting: The Bank Getting Rich by Helping the Poor

Homegrown lender draws in customers shunned for decades by multinationals
The Guardian

by Xan Rice

NAIROBI – In his 14th floor corner office overlooking the city, James Mwangi sits at the very top of Kenyan society. He got there by understanding the needs of those at the bottom. Continue reading Three Million Customers and Still Counting: The Bank Getting Rich by Helping the Poor

Gaza pastor: ‘We cry and nobody hears us’

By Judith Sudilovsky, Catholic News Service

Gaza: Palestinian hospital worker lays the body of a child beside the bodies of two other children in the Shifa hospital morgue in Gaza Jan. 5. (CNS photo)
Gaza: Palestinian hospital worker lays the body of a child beside the bodies of two other children in the Shifa hospital morgue in Gaza Jan. 5. (CNS photo)

JERUSALEM The pastor of the Catholic parish in Gaza City described Gaza as “drowning in blood” as hospitals overflowed with patients.

In a message to participants in a special Mass for peace at St. Stephen Church in Jerusalem Jan. 4, Msgr. Manuel Musallam, pastor of Holy Family Parish in Gaza City, wrote: “What you see on television cannot be compared to what is happening. The word love is choking in my throat. … We are living like animals in Gaza. We cry and nobody hears us. I am asking God for mercy and pray that the light of Christianity continues to shine in Gaza.”
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