Winter 2007    Vol. 16, No. 1  REAP HOME PAGE  A publication of the Center for Rural Affairs    
Winter 2007      Newsletter

Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Micro Credit Visionary
The 2006 Nobel Peace Prize was recently awarded to Dr. Muhammad Yunas from Bangladesh. An economist who founded the concept of micro credit in the 1970ís through the Grameen Bank, Dr. Yunasí innovative approach of lending small amounts of capital to help lift people out of poverty in Bangladesh helped to create an industry. That industry is now at work in countless communities from coast to coast in the United States and across the world.

Why No One Should Miss the MarketPlace Small Business Event
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New Southwest/Central REAP Business Specialist

Women and Company Microenterprise Boost Award Available Again

Nebraska Microenterprise Tax Credit

Success Story: Katís Kritters Profiled

REAP Notes:
     SBA Nebraska District Director Retires
     Country Meadows Holds Anniversary Open House
     Update Moves to Quarterly Publication

Small Business Calendar

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