Sierra Leone Market Profile

April 9, 2014 - 5:03am from MicroCapital
The American Refugee Committee (ARC), a US-based nonprofit that provides humanitarian assistance in Africa, Asia, Haiti, and the Middle East, recently announced that it has sold its Liberia-based microfinance institution, Liberty Finance, to DCRB Investments (DCRB), a private investment company based in Liberia. Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed. According to comments attributed to DCRB, the aim of the new owners is to empower “…Liberia’s vulnerable ...
March 5, 2014 - 7:56pm from MicroCapital
Mr Thierry Tanoh, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Togo-based EcoBank Transnational Incorporated (EcoBank), has been called to step down due to allegations of being “unfit to lead” the bank [1]. The demand came from four members of the bank’s executive team and the Public Investment Corporation, an investment manager owned by the government of South Africa that owns 18.25 percent of EcoBank shares. The call for Mr Tanoh’s resignation came ahead of the extraordinary general ...
February 26, 2014 - 10:13pm from BRAC Blog
A new paper from the World Bank examines BRAC’s human rights and legal services (HRLS) program, making a case for the ...
February 20, 2014 - 5:31am from MicroCapital
The Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND), a Saudi Arabia-based development organization, and the Philippines Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), a policy- and advocacy-oriented group that represents approximately 35,000 businesses in the Philippines, have signed an agreement to create an iteration of the “Ibdaa Microfinance Bank” (IMB) that is intended to increase financial inclusion of poor people and micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the Philippines ...
February 2, 2014 - 6:30am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
Already preoccupied with the Syria crisis and the South Sudan crisis, the aftermath of the Philippines typhoon and growing conflict in the Central African Republic, Oxfam is confronted by a fresh global emergency, moreover one that is the subject of greater international concern: the replacement, at ...
January 20, 2014 - 7:00am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
On average there are 61 accidents and nine deaths (pdf) every day on Uganda's roads, which are in such a poor state that the locals once fished out of the potholes in protest.Now, five years after the idea was mooted, the government is ...
January 15, 2014 - 12:41am from Microfinance Gateway News & Opinion
"Uganda: Tales of Mobile Money Woes"
January 9, 2014 - 11:43pm from BRAC Blog
Over the past 40 years, BRAC has grown from a small relief organization into the world’s largest NGO. Yet despite this scale, BRAC is always looking for new ways to improve its programs for the 135 million people it serves around the world. One such way is to ensure that BRAC International’s country programs are filled with qualified and capable local individuals with first-hand knowledge of the community landscape and local culture. To help facilitate this goal, BRAC USA and BRAC ...
January 9, 2014 - 5:12pm from Microfinance Nigeria
Microfin Rural Bank with its head office located in Gomoa Pomadze in the Central Region of Ghana is committed to providing innovative and sustainable microfinance products to accelerate financial intermediation in the Central Region of Ghana. The bank is the first Financial Non-Governmental Organisation (FNGO) in Ghana to have transformed to a rural bank for its clients and people within its operational area. The bank has developed various microfinance products which are engaging ...
January 9, 2014 - 2:23pm from Microfinance Africa
Microfin Rural Bank with its head office located in Gomoa Pomadze in the Central Region of Ghana is committed to providing innovative and sustainable microfinance products to accelerate financial intermediation in the Central Region of Ghana. The bank is the first Financial Non-Governmental Organisation (FNGO) in Ghana to have transformed to a rural bank for its clients and people within its operational area. The bank has developed various microfinance products which are engaging ...
January 9, 2014 - 12:58am from Microfinance Gateway News & Opinion
"Ghana: Microfin Rural Bank hosts Sierra Leone community banks"
January 8, 2014 - 12:13am from Microfinance Gateway News & Opinion
"Ghana: Microfin Rural Bank hosts Sierra Leone community banks"
December 9, 2013 - 3:24pm from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
More than 13 years ago British troops went into Sierra Leone. The intervention of Operation Palliser in May 2000 marked the turning point for the ...
December 3, 2013 - 9:52pm from BRAC Blog
In the village of Waterloo, two hours outside of central Freetown, Sierra Leone, I recently met with poultry rearers, participating in BRAC’s backyard poultry and kitchen garden project in partnership with the UK aid organization,
November 26, 2013 - 8:05pm from GiveWell Blog
Note: AMF has reviewed a draft of this post. We believe AMF’s willingness to let individual donors follow along with it – both the successes and the struggles – is highly unusual in the charity world, and an extremely important and positive quality. Since naming the Against Malaria Foundation (AMF) as our #1 charity in late 2011, we have tracked $10.6 million in donations made to it as a result of our ...
November 18, 2013 - 4:52pm from BRAC Blog
Nearly 9 million children under-five are dying every year largely due to inadequate maternal, neonatal and child health ...
October 24, 2013 - 7:09am from RemittancesGateway
The Diaspora is pivotal to the sustainability of the ongoing renaissance of Africa. Topics relating to the Diaspora are dear to us, for the African Diaspora was very integral to the emergence of my country Sierra Leone, and our neighbour Liberia.
October 24, 2013 - 7:09am from RemittancesGateway
The Diaspora is pivotal to the sustainability of the ongoing renaissance of Africa. Topics relating to the Diaspora are dear to us, for the African Diaspora was very integral to the emergence of my country Sierra Leone, and our neighbour Liberia.
October 17, 2013 - 2:05pm from Financial Access Initiative Blog
Despite a lot of excitement about global payments, we are just beginning to learn the most basic facts about them– how much money is sent by whom, to whom, where, and how.  International remittances flows could reach $515 billion by the year 2015 and are slowly starting to receive the attention they deserve from policymakers.  Now, a new set of Gates reports on ...
September 29, 2013 - 12:36pm from Microfinance Nigeria
Lift Above Poverty Organisation, (LAPO) is a microfinance organisation, which has provided many poor Nigerians and other indigents in other West African countries with financial services. Its chief executive, Mr. Godwin Ehigiamusoe, in this interview with Sandra Alumona, says microfinance could bridge the gap in labour market From the onset, did it ever cross your mind that LAPO would one day grow from a small informal business organisation to a big ...