Sudan Market Profile

April 9, 2014 - 12:12pm from Microfinance Nigeria
Khartoum – The Sudanese Microfinance company has launched tri-partite partnership with microfinance institutions in North Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan and peace building project at the rate of $400 for all institutions. Manager of the Sudanese company for microfinance, Layla Omer Bashir, said the company is owned by the Ministry of Finance and Bank of Sudan and that they have conducted a survey to determine the requirements of the market to assist in marketing product of ...
April 9, 2014 - 12:11pm from Microfinance Africa
Khartoum – The Sudanese Microfinance company has launched tri-partite partnership with microfinance institutions in North Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan and peace building project at the rate of $400 for all institutions. Manager of the Sudanese company for microfinance, Layla Omer Bashir, said the company is owned by the Ministry of Finance and Bank of Sudan and that they have conducted a survey to determine the requirements of the market to assist in marketing product of ...
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 ...
April 7, 2014 - 6:48pm from Google news - microfinance
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Microfinance Market in Sudan Reaches 700k Borrowers ...MicroCapitalThe Sudan Vision, a Sudanese daily newspaper, recently ...
April 7, 2014 - 6:45pm from MicroCapital
The Sudan Vision, a Sudanese daily newspaper, recently reported that, as of the end of 2013, the outreach of the country’s microfinance sector had grown to approximately 700,000 borrowers, up from approximately 490,000 the year before and 244,000 in 2011. Furthermore, according to statements attributed to Professor Badreldin Abdul Rahim, the head of the microfinance unit at the Central Bank of Sudan, the microfinance sector has garnered funding totaling SDG 2 billion (USD 352 million). ...
April 7, 2014 - 11:58am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
The tragic series of events that have struck South Sudan and the Central African Republic (CAR) in recent months are of deep concern to us all. The g7+ the group of post-conflict states I serve as general secretary has felt the pain of these countries particularly keenly. All g7+ members have recent experience of the kind of ...
April 1, 2014 - 10:31am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
For the first time the UN has declared three simultaneous crises in South Sudan, Syria and the Philippines as level 3, the highest band of emergency. So this is a period of intense activity for NGOs such as the International Rescue Committee. But it is also a good time to reflect on the goals and working methods of ...
March 19, 2014 - 11:00am from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Allison Ehrich Bernstein, Executive Communications Specialist, Accion Quick: Pretend you’re a telecommunications operator in Africa. Which country would you choose for the launch of a new mobile money network? Since the runaway success of Kenya’s M-Pesa system, banks and mobile service companies have been looking for the next big opportunity to bring cell ...
March 19, 2014 - 2:21am from Microfinance Gateway News & Opinion
"Mobile money boosted in Sri Lanka with pioneer partnership"
March 13, 2014 - 1:40am from Microfinance Gateway News & Opinion
"Sudan: SDG 2 Billion Allocated for Microfinance"
March 12, 2014 - 2:46am from Microfinance Gateway News & Opinion
"Sudan: SDG 2 Billion Allocated for Microfinance"
March 6, 2014 - 7:00am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
On a particularly sweltering day in early May 2011, a soldier called Angelo Adam Juju Baba set out to have a drink. It was two months before
March 5, 2014 - 11:32am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
Towards the end of a rainy-season afternoon in September 2012, just over a year after South Sudan's independence celebrations, four boys pushed a wheelbarrow down the main street in
March 4, 2014 - 10:41pm from MicroCapital
Silatech, a Qatar-based social enterprise that serves young people in the Middle East and North Africa, has signed on to support the Youth Entrepreneurship Project (YEP), an initiative founded by French non-governmental organization (NGO) PlaNet Finance and funded by the European Union that seeks to empower young people by supporting three microfinance institutions (MFIs): Alexandria Businessmen’s Association of Egypt, Lebanese Association for Development (Al Majmoua) and Palestine’s Arab ...
February 28, 2014 - 1:03am from Banking With The Poor Network: The Official Blog
Microfinance has been hailed as a tool to improve livelihoods, dignity and status of low-income people all over the world. However, microfinance has had some criticisms regarding client over indebtedness; poor product design; fraud by official staffs, and lack of transparency in the organization. In 2008, Smart Campaign emerged as representative of a global, industry-wide effort to protect MFI’s and their clients. Smart Campaign has developed seven principles (Appropriate product design ...
February 24, 2014 - 1:01pm from Microfinance Africa
(Lahore): AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics (CIBE) is committed to hold an International Road Show on Islamic Banking and Finance that will be started from April 2014 form Tanzania and will successfully be ended by September 2014 in Mauritius by organizing Int’l conferences on Islamic Banking and Finance in seven (07) African countries during this entire road show so that African region could progress by taking benefit from the practices of international ...
February 24, 2014 - 1:00pm from Microfinance Nigeria
(Lahore): AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics (CIBE) is committed to hold an International Road Show on Islamic Banking and Finance that will be started from April 2014 form Tanzania and will successfully be ended by September 2014 in Mauritius by organizing Int’l conferences on Islamic Banking and Finance in seven (07) African countries during this entire road show so that African region could progress by taking benefit from the practices of international Islamic banking. ...
February 24, 2014 - 12:59pm from Microfinance Africa
(Lahore): AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics (CIBE) is committed to hold an International Road Show on Islamic Banking and Finance that will be started from April 2014 form Tanzania and will successfully be ended by September 2014 in Mauritius by organizing Int’l conferences on Islamic Banking and Finance in seven (07) African countries during this entire road show so that African region could progress by taking benefit from the practices of international ...
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 19, 2014 - 2:40pm from Acumen Fund Blog
Acumen is proud to announce the selection of our third cohort of East Africa Fellows. After a competitive selection process, we’ve chosen are a diverse group of 22 inspiring individuals who are fighting poverty and changing lives of people all over East Africa. Each Fellow is driving an innovative social change initiative addressing a variety of development issues, such as using mobile technology to support smallholder farmers, increasing access to financial services for Muslim women in ...