Blog: Posts in category Micro-Enterprise

Reflecting on the Past Year...

From the blog of our president and CEO, Buddy Teaster I’m just one guy and no doubt you’re seeing a zillion of these ”year end” kind of messages from friends and strangers. Instagram is covered with people sharing inspirational quotes, and so is Facebook. Why add another one? My mind keeps turning back with an overwhelming...

Micro-Entrepreneur Profile: Maria Zhovmir in Moldova

Maria Zhovmir aged 21 was one of four children living in Moldova, one of Europe’s poorest countries with 17% living in poverty. When she was a child, her parents were heavy drinkers. Maria and her siblings were often neglected and locked up long periods of time without food, water or warmth. Her parents could no...