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Using Micro Financing to Thwart Atrocities

Use the connectors between communities as a conduit to build trust and revenue. Merchants, salespeople, distributors, transportation providers could all serve as a supply chain for a set of new business opportunities.

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Hubs & Connectors- Use the connectors between communities as a conduit to build trust and revenue. Merchants, salespeople, distributors, transportation providers could all serve as a supply chain for a set of new business opportunities.<o:p></o:p>

Motivating & Enabling-, I have heard that one of the major factors that slowed and finally ended the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960’s was the sudden availability of opportunities and jobs. Creating a large business environment in places on the verge of conflict or just after a conflict may not be feasible, but making opportunities business and jobs could be the motivation needed to preempt an attack. Here in the US in communities where opportunities are lowest crime is highest, it seems there is not much more volatile than youth discontentment. The frustration of not having can make a mob emerge and fester to attacks on anyone that can be blamed for the situation.<o:p></o:p>

By taking advantage of the talents and resources of both potential predators and victims, and taking another look at what is available as resources both raw and recycled as we have seen in several inspirations and concepts it may be possible to slow anger, develop self reliance, improve education and end some conflict.  <o:p></o:p>

Leveraging & Linking Technologies- Take advantage of programs like One Laptop / One Child, coupled with massive open online courses, crowd source finance, smart phones and business-to-business online marketplaces, small start ups could be the key to ending some conflict.<o:p></o:p>


How does your idea gather AND verify information? How does your idea keep those who use it safe?

This idea is a preemptive one; the goal is to end conflict by offering opportunities to both sides of a conflict, may be making friends from former enemies.

How might your idea be designed to scale and spread to help as many people as possible?

The internet, and merchants, salespeople, distributors and transportation providers will serve as the supply chain

How might your idea make use of exisiting technology? Has your idea been tried in a different or related context?

Micro-finance has been successful in many developing countries. The Indian subcontinent was the first place where modern microfinance, at the time called “micro credit,” really became a phenomenon. Whilst small scale lending has been going on for centuries, it was in the 1970s that Muhammad Yunus began to put together ideas which eventually led to the Grameen Bank being established in Bangladesh

How could you begin prototyping this idea in a simple way to begin testing and refining it? Who would use your idea and/or who is using it now? Is your idea technically easy medium or hard to implement?

Use Kickstarter as a networking for selling products from some known places in conflict, study both sides to see opportunities impact change in the areas

How is your idea adapted for conditions in hard-to-access areas, such as lack of internet and mobile access? Can users adopt it without much behavior change?

The internet, and merchants, salespeople, distributors and transportation providers will serve as the supply chain

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Agree 100%. No other catalyst starts conflict as quickly as people being poor and destitute. If they can't get what they need, they will take it by force. I for one would like to see a re-emergence of interest free building societies.

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