Malawi Market Profile

May 29, 2016 - 8:52pm from MicroCapital
FINCA Microfinance Holding Company, an arm of US-based nonprofit microfinance network FINCA International, and First Access, a US-based financial technology company, recently partnered to create an alternative credit-scoring system to serve the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. This system aims to “establish credit scores for low-income clients who lack sufficient formal credit history to secure small loans to build businesses or support ...
May 11, 2016 - 4:14am from MicroCapital
One Acre Fund, a Kenya-based nonprofit agricultural organisation, recently expanded its operations to include Malawi and Uganda.The operations there which were launched as pilot programmes in 2013 and 2014, respectively, serve approximately 2,600 farmers in three Malawian districts and approximately 3,700 farmers in two districts of Uganda. Participating farmers receive a bundle of agricultural inputs and services on credit. The Fund’s repayment system allows farmers to make payments at ...
April 1, 2016 - 5:01pm from Google news - microfinance
Celebrating Progress Africa
March 30, 2016 - 10:56am from Google news - microfinance
AFKInsider
March 29, 2016 - 3:20am from Google news - microfinance
Nyasa Times
March 28, 2016 - 10:14am from Google news - microfinance
AFKInsider
March 5, 2016 - 9:15am from Candid Unheard Voice of Indian Microfinance
Dear Friends/ColleaguesGood evening to my friends in the Orient and Good morning to my friends in the Occident! I am happy to announce a new INTERNATIONAL training workshop titled, "HOW TO MANAGE POLITICAL RISK IN MICRO-FINANCE?" Without any doubt, political risk is a STRATEGIC ...
January 19, 2016 - 5:00am from MicroCapital
The UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID) recently awarded a “returnable” grant of GBP 2 million (USD 3 million) to World Vision UK, a branch of US-based NGO World Vision International, and VisionFund International, a microfinance organization owned by World Vision, to help families in six African countries recover from anticipated severe weather caused by El Niño, a phenomenon of warmer than average waters in the eastern Pacific Ocean. With drought in ...
December 24, 2015 - 4:41pm from Innovations for Poverty Action Blog
By Rebecca Thornton and Ariella Park Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is a key component of the HIV prevention strategy recommended by the World Health Organization (PDF) in fourteen priority African countries with high HIV prevalence rates. Simulated projections by
December 21, 2015 - 1:38pm from Microfinance a Working Solution to Global Poverty
On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...Four Calling Birds Stella, Malawi Joseph, Malawi Felistus, Kenya Cashpor client in India Today, we know that a mobile phone is used for much more than calling. It’s the world in your hands. And for Opportunity clients who are able to bank via their mobile phones, it really does open up the world. Mobile phone banking saves clients time, money and increases their ...
December 21, 2015 - 1:38pm from Microfinance a Working Solution to Global Poverty
On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...Four Calling Birds Stella, Malawi Joseph, Malawi Felistus, Kenya Cashpor client in India Today, we know that a mobile phone is used for much more than calling. It’s the world in your hands. And for Opportunity clients who are able to bank via their mobile phones, it really does open up the world. Mobile phone banking saves clients time, money and increases their ...
December 16, 2015 - 1:03am from MicroCapital
Opportunity International, a microfinance NGO based in the US city of Chicago, has announced that it intends to sell six of its banks that are located in unspecified sub-Saharan Africa to MyBucks Group, a financial technology company in Luxembourg. It is anticipated that the transaction will take place under a “share purchase agreement”[1] that will enable Opportunity International to become a minority shareholder in MyBucks and hold at least one seat on the organization’s board of ...
November 18, 2015 - 3:06pm from GiveWell Blog
We have refreshed our top charity rankings and recommendations. Our set of top charities and standouts is the same as last year’s, but we have introduced rankings and changed our recommended funding allocation, due to a variety of updates – particularly to our top charities’ room for more funding. In particular, we are recommending that
September 21, 2015 - 2:20pm from Accion Ambassadors
The first thing I noticed when I arrived in Lilongwe was cash. While Zambia rebased its currency two years ago, there are still an inconvenient number of zeroes on Malawian Kwacha. The highest denomination note is worth less than $2 USD. This causes several inconveniences for ordinary Malawians, and Zoona ...
August 28, 2015 - 3:30pm from MIX Updates
While the Global Findex and the IMF’s Financial Access Survey are beginning to fill the gap in national-level measures of financial inclusion, MIX's FINclusion Lab aims to address the subnational read more
August 28, 2015 - 3:30pm from MIX Recent Features
While the Global Findex and the IMF’s Financial Access Survey are beginning to fill the gap in national-level measures of financial inclusion, MIX's FINclusion Lab aims to address the subnational read more
August 28, 2015 - 3:30pm from MIX Publications on Africa
While the Global Findex and the IMF’s Financial Access Survey are beginning to fill the gap in national-level measures of financial inclusion, MIX's FINclusion Lab aims to address the subnational read more
August 28, 2015 - 3:30pm from MIX Publications on South Asia
While the Global Findex and the IMF’s Financial Access Survey are beginning to fill the gap in national-level measures of financial inclusion, MIX's FINclusion Lab aims to address the subnational read more
August 28, 2015 - 3:30pm from MIX Publications on East Asia and the Pacific
While the Global Findex and the IMF’s Financial Access Survey are beginning to fill the gap in national-level measures of financial inclusion, MIX's FINclusion Lab aims to address the subnational read more
August 27, 2015 - 1:03am from MicroCapital
Qualcomm, a US-based semiconductor and telecommunications company, recently announced a collaboration with Project Concern International (PCI) India, a New Delhi-based branch of the US-based non-governmental organization PCI; Planned Social Concern (PSC), a microfinance institution (MFI) based in Jaipur, India; and Microware Computing & Consulting, an Indian telecommunications and software company. The organizations are launching a project called “Connecting India to Disconnect ...