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Next Company meeting : 4 Aug 2016 We are hiring a Junior Microfinance Consultant. See link on our website
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Tanzania, In Praise of Microfinance for Anti-Poverty Drive
UN facts indicates that 836 million people still live in extreme poverty; About one in five persons in developing regions lives on less than USD 1.25 per day; and the overwhelming majority of people living on less than USD 1.25 a day belong to two regions: Southern Asia and Sub- Saharan Africa.
Microfinance, Creativity Against Poverty
Muhammad Yunus is a banker who talks as if he’s an artist. The Nobel Peace Prize-winning founder of the microfinance movement that provides loans to people excluded from the financial system says he sees entrepreneurship as a creative endeavour.
Kenyan Bank Strives to Promote Women Development
Kenya Women Microfinance Bank, a deposit-taking microfinance institution, has introduced products favorable to progressive development of women in the country.
Micro Finance, Money with Meaning
The MFI industry today is in the midst of a radical transformation that aims to take the socially driven sector out of the throes of mediocre management to a professionally plying, well governed organisation. The larger message of financial inclusion, the overlying culture of cooperating communities...
India, Microfinance Boom Catches Attention of Private Banks
The rapid growth in the microfinance space seems to have caught the attention of private sector banks, which have lately been getting aggressive in tapping the opportunity at the bottom of the pyramid, either through acquisition of microfinance firms or by buying minority stakes in them.
Thailand, Nanofinance to Fight Loan Sharks
The Bank of Ayudhya (BAY) has branched into nanofinance, aiming for loans outstanding of 170 million baht by the end of 2017. 'Nano' means a 'very small amount' and 'finance' means 'providing money for something'. So, the basic idea is very small loans, such as the typical emergency loan that famili...
European Investment Bank & World Bank Group Partner to Support Entrepreneurs in the Middle East & North Africa
An agreement to partner on a new joint initiative to support first time entrepreneurs, and in particular young people and women, was signed on October 17 in Washington DC by the European Investment Bank and the World Bank Group.
Fitch, FinTech Presents Opportunities & Challenges for Mexico
Financial Technology companies (FinTech) are becoming important players in the Mexican financial system and could support financial inclusion, says Fitch Ratings. As a Latin American market with significant growth opportunities for FinTech, these companies could help increase the country's financial...
Digital Finance and Innovations in Financing for Education
The Sustainable Development Goals aim to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” To fulfill this goal will require, among other things, action to reduce the financial burden faced by households in sending their children to school.
Emerging Opportunities for Digital Finance in Indonesia
With more than 100 million unbanked adults, Indonesia is the third largest unbanked market in the world after India and China. Yet there are signs that the time is right for that to change.
Weekly Roundup: A 1,030-Enterprise Survey, a Cuba/U.S. Collaboration, and a ‘Big Bet’ Primer
1,030 Social Entrepreneurs Say … An expansive survey of social enterprises in mainly developed countries finds that most are growing through actual product or service revenue (and not grants), and most can truly be called “enterprises” (as opposed to small businesses). In 2015, researchers surveyed ...
It’s Not Business as Usual with Women’s and Children’s Health
Thousands of women and children are dying each day. Many of these deaths are preventable, but occur in limited-resource settings where access to proven lifesaving medicines and technologies is low. In response, the United Nations Commission on Life-Saving Commodities was established in 2012 as part ...
On the Podcast: What’s next for the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership? An Interview with CEO Mark Gunton
The Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (CGEP) was established nearly a decade ago, and over the years, it has experimented with and replicated businesses that connect smallholder farmers and women entrepreneurs in emerging markets with companies that can move markets themselves. Along the way,...
What is Lost in a Digital Financial World — And How to Get it Back
A lot happens in even the simplest meeting between two people. Instantly, and without thinking, each person observes the other’s appearance and body language. As their eyes connect, they form impressions and make judgments about each other. Whether it’s a smile, a handshake, or the response to a que...
‘Her Hands Trembled’ When She Borrowed Her First $64; Now She’s Giving Advice to BRAC
The integration of mobile money into microfinance operations is one of the most exciting yet challenging prospects facing microfinance providers today. Mobile money presents a fast, cost-efficient and flexible alternative delivery channel through which money can be transferred, loans can be repaid a...
Financial Inclusion Week Starts Today – Here’s How You Can Participate
Today’s the day – Financial Inclusion Week 2016 has begun. An initiative of Financial Inclusion 2020, a research and advocacy project at the Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) at ACCION, Financial Inclusion Week brings together nearly 40 organizations and stakeholders around the world to host even...
Why the World’s Smallholder Farmers are Going Hungry
Yesterday was World Food Day, and as the world strives every day to meet the second of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals – ending hunger and achieving food security – we face a strange contradiction: Half of the world’s households most affected by hunger are farmers. Ironically, these hunger-st...
Weekly Roundup: $5 Beats Free, SunFunder Rises, and Asia’s Investors Love Impact
There’s no such thing as “free” vaccines, according to Jason Cone, executive director of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in the United States, in explaining why his organization turned down Pfizer’s offer to donate pneumonia vaccine in developing countries. MSF’s decision could seem controversial – pn...
Digital Technology is Key to Solving ‘Wicked Problems’ in Agriculture
There is great need for agriculture public private partnerships (PPPs) to help solve “wicked problems” by deploying information and communication technologies for agriculture (ICT4Ag). Wicked problems are numerous and highly complex. They include how to feed more than 2 billion more people by 2050, ...
Rethinking the ‘Youth Are Not Interested in Agriculture’ Narrative
In 2013, I interviewed a group of young people, staff and volunteers at a youth empowerment center in Kenya about their perceptions of agriculture as a livelihood. The interviews were part of a study driven by concerns about Kenya’s youth bulge, coupled with anecdotal evidence that the country’s you...