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United Nations Development Program
The largest impact of implementing this 'pro-poor' e-commerce approach was on income and employment. Firms using it reported jobs that were directly attributable to the on-line promotion, and that a relatively inexperienced group of young IT professionals could, with the proper tools, create employment for themselves while providing e-commerce services to local SMMEs.

United Nations Development Program evaluation of CatGen's impact on income and employment in Nepal - November 30, 2005

NRC Handelsblad
The cloth is almost 30 centimeters wide. On a red background there's a circle with mythical figures. "This is a 'Thanka,' a Buddhist painting style from Kathmandu in Nepal," says Daniel Salcedo. Until 1 1/2 years ago, the painters sold their work for $5 to $10 in the Nepalese capital to local traders. Nowadays they sell their pieces of art through the Internet. Salcedo's organization PEOPLink made the website. "Now the paintings are sometimes sold for $800 a piece," he says.

NRC Handelsblad - December 11, 2003

Washington Post
Forget the frustrations of free trade. Forget, at least for the moment, the lofty goal of linking producers and consumers in every corner of the Americas through hemisphere-wide negotiations. Instead, just go shopping - online.

Washington Post - November 29, 2003

BBC World Service
It doesn't matter if your business is small or large, whether you're in a developed or developing country, the message is go global! Worldwide, e-commerce is currently bringing in about 300 billion dollars a year and it's growing faster than anyone ever expected. The easiest and cheapest way to go global is on the Net.

BBC World Service - August 5, 1999

Global Aging Report (AARP)
Mayan women in rural Guatemala speaking little Spanish and having almost no formal education rarely come to mind when the subject turns to trendy E-commerce. Tejidos Guadalupe would like to set the record straight.

Global Aging Report (AARP) - July/August 1999

One of the advantages of the Internet is that it allows people to buy goods and services from merchants anywhere in the world. This makes the impossible possible, resolving the issues of channels (how remote merchants sell their goods to the buyer) and distribution (getting the goods to the buyer from remote destinations).

CommerceNet - June 23, 1999

PEOPLink offers a stroll through the traditional crafts market for the global village. Based on the principles of fair trade, PEOPLink introduces Western consumers almost directly to artisans in Haiti and Bangladesh among others.

Newsweek - December 7, 1998

Remarks by President and Vice-President at Electronic Commerce Event
On November 24 Vice President Gore's Office called because the staff had seen the PEOPLink site. They wanted to know if our Partner in Uganda, Helen Mutono (who was featured in our previous issue of our Electronic magazine, 'Linkages') was available to accompany the Vice President during an announcement of a Clinton Administration initiative on global e-commerce"

Remarks by President and Vice-President at Electronic Commerce Event - November 30, 1998

Family PC
The period from Thanksgiving to New Year's is a time when volunteerism is at its peak. If Turkey Day around your house is about more than feasting, you can begin to give thanks (and do good) even when you're spending time on the Internet.

Family PC - November 1, 1998

PEOPLink, a non-profit organization, is setting up a global network allowing producers to sell their products directly over the Internet. Thanks to loan granting institutions such as the World Bank Group, PEOPLink equips its partner organizations with computers, digital cameras, and trains them to produce digital images and then send to PEOPLink via e-mail.

LeMonde - September 30, 1998

MSNBC Life Online
Daniel Salcedo has circled the world twice in the past year (despite three recent days stranded in Haiti by hurricane Georges). Next week, he's off to Indonesia, the Philippines and Japan, all to test a question that cuts to the essence of the globe-spanning potential of the Internet: Can a Web site assist the world's poor, by helping them to sell products to the developed world?

MSNBC Life Online - September 28, 1998

Bolivia Times
In Chinocavi, just a few kilometers from the Peruvian border, residents still hoe their fields as their ancestors have for centuries and most transportation is by mule or foot. However, artisans of towns like Chinocavi soon will be able to use the newest technology to market their works across the globe.

Bolivia Times - August 1998

Latin Trade
Daniel Salcedo, who holds a doctorate in operations research, claims he "was a geek in high school." Nowadays he's founder and president of PEOPLink, a nonprofit company that aids artisans in impoverished countries.

Latin Trade - July 1998

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