Finding Our Way To Lusoke Village


The idea for a Women’s Economic Development Club in Lusoke Village of Zambia had an unusual start. Society founder and president, La Toya McBean, had a desire to launch a compassionate health project in Zambia in 2005, when the HIV/AIDS epidemic was ravaging Sub-Saharan Africa. However, it was not until March 2016 that she was … Continue reading Finding Our Way To Lusoke Village

First Meeting of The Daniel Society Women’s Economic Development Club of Lusoke Village


On June 10, 2017, nearly 30 women in Lusoke Village of Chongwe District (Central Province) met with us to learn how The Daniel Society Women’s Economic Development Club can help them start or expand their small business. During this first meeting, the Club appointed its leadership team and agreed on the micro-loan terms, including a … Continue reading First Meeting of The Daniel Society Women’s Economic Development Club of Lusoke Village

Women’s Role in India’s Economy


  A member of the so-called “BRICS” countries, India is noted for its rapidly expanding economy. Though India has certainly grown more prosperous in the recent decades, some groups have benefited from this boom more than others. In particular, women have faced a range of structural and social barriers in fully participating in the Indian … Continue reading Women’s Role in India’s Economy

The Center for Global Initiatives Discusses HIV/AIDS and Economic Empowerment in Zambia


Earlier this month, the Center for Global Initiatives held a number of meetings in Lusaka, Zambia to discuss ideas for a global health initiative targeting people living in extreme poverty.  Our founder and president, La Toya McBean, met with local government officials, UNAIDS, research institutions, prison officials, religious leaders and families living in extreme poverty, to discuss … Continue reading The Center for Global Initiatives Discusses HIV/AIDS and Economic Empowerment in Zambia