0April 11, 2016 - 11:20am from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Isabel Whisson and Maria A. May, BRAC Destructive and devastating, disasters threaten to rob communities of resources, households of livelihoods, and families of loved ones. Difficult to anticipate and inherently costly, is there hope of fostering resilience against them? Certainly. This year at BRAC’s Frugal Innovation Forum, an annual congregation of development innovators, the conversation centered ...
0February 8, 2016 - 12:03pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Jeffrey Riecke, Senior Associate, CFI The CFI is excited to welcome Sharlene Brown, who joins us as the Executive Director of the Microfinance CEO Working Group, where she will oversee the Working Group’s ongoing efforts to support the development of its member organizations and the microfinance industry at large. I had the opportunity to ask her about her work thus far, how she views the ever-changing inclusive finance industry, and where the ...
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: European Investment Bank (EIB) Loans $11m to Banco Ademi for On-Lending to MSMEs in Dominican Republic; $139m to Caribbean Governments for Climate Finance, Energy ProjectsDecember 10, 2015 - 1:03am from MicroCapital
The European Investment Bank (EIB), the long-term lending institution of the European Union (EU), recently has pledged to loan EUR 10 million (USD 10.8 million) to Banco Ademi, a banking institution in the Dominican Republic, for on-lending to micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the country. Banco Ademi, which has partnered with US-based nonprofit Accion since 2006, was formerly known as Association for the Development of Microenterprise (Ademi). Additionally, EIB ...
0November 3, 2015 - 11:15am from Private Sector Development Blog
Around the world, entrepreneurs are often hailed as “drivers of innovation” or “agents of change.” But what does this really mean for the poor or vulnerable — those who are far removed from bustling tech hubs? In developing countries, innovative entrepreneurs are creating jobs and boosting economic development, while extending essential products and services to those who need them most. In Kenya, for example,
0August 17, 2015 - 3:44am from Google news - microfinance
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0July 21, 2015 - 3:45pm from Google news - microfinance
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0July 20, 2015 - 2:27am from Google news - microfinance
0June 26, 2015 - 4:00pm from Private Sector Development Blog
After managing businesses in television and tourism, Shirley Lindo returned to Jamaica with a desire to create a community-enriching enterprise. As the daughter of a St. Ann farmer, she chose natural products, free of additives, that could be grown on her "Outa Earth" plot in the old Bernard Lodge sugar lands. Since castor beans grow fairly easily on Jamaica’s plains, she settled on the production of castor oil, a versatile commodity valued as a food additive, manufacturing ...
MICROFINANCE EVENT: Caribbean MicroFinance Alliance (CMFA) to Host “Sixth Caribbean Microfinance Forum (CMF VI): Solutions for Inclusive Growth;” July 6-9, 2015; Miami, Florida, USAMarch 16, 2015 - 12:42pm from MicroCapital
Event Name: The Sixth Caribbean Microfinance Forum: Solutions for Inclusive Growth Event Date: July 6-9, 2015 Event Location: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Miami Airport & Convention Centre; Miami, Florida, United States of America Cost: The fee to attend the forum is USD 600. A reduced rate of USD 475 is available for attendees who register by April 1, 2015, and a discounted rate of USD 200 is available for one-day registration. Summary of Event: This event ...
0March 6, 2015 - 7:05pm from Microfinance a Working Solution to Global Poverty
This article originally appeared on the Huffington Post in honor of International Women's Day. I saw an interesting report recently from the International Labour Organization that lists the percentage of women working in managerial positions in 108 countries. I was surprised there are only three countries—Jamaica, Colombia and Saint Lucia—where you are more likely to have a female rather than a male boss. Among developed nations, the United States ranks 15th with ...
Bima Receives a $5 Million Investment from Digicel Group to Bring Microinsurance to Asia Pacific and the CaribbeanDecember 2, 2014 - 5:31pm from Microfinance Africa
LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bima, the leading global microinsurance provider, announced a 5 million USD investment from Digicel Group, the leading total communications and entertainment provider in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific regions. This investment and the resulting partnership will help Bima to deliver access to affordable insurance on a scale never seen before in those regions. The market opportunity for microinsurance in Asia Pacific and the Caribbean is vast, ...
0November 5, 2014 - 11:52pm from Mundo Microfinanzas
(Mundo Microfinanzas, en Guayaquil) Fundación Coomeva, de Colombia; Sembrar Sartawi, de Bolivia; Fundación Paraguaya y Access Financial Services, de Jamaica, son las cuatro IMFs ganadoras de la última ronda del programa EcoMicro, de financiamiento verde en América Latina y el Caribe. Las cuatro instituciones ganadoras, cuyos nombres se develaron este miércoles en el marco del Foro
0September 12, 2014 - 11:00am from The Microfinance Research Blog
We add new themes to the Theme Showcase each week, including free and premium themes for businesses, organizations, and your professional projects. Here’s a trio of business themes transformed by three very different types of users: a professional travel and food writer, a Buddhist podcast host, and a fly fishing outfitter in Australia.
0July 31, 2014 - 5:08am from Mambu Blog
There is no shortage of conversation on how banks are being disrupted. Their credibility is still bruised from the financial crisis of 2008, and the rise of mobile technology and internet access is giving new entrants the possibility to chip away at the behemoth of the bank’s own business. From startups to telcos, everyone wants a piece of the pie that many believe banks having been taking for granted for too long. So what is an incumbent bank to do? We believe this will play out a ...
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Grameen Credit Agricole Microfinance Foundation (GCAMF) Invests $500k in Equity to Acquire 8% of Kenyan Microinsurer Agriculture and Risk Enterprise (ACRE), Loans $334k to Ecumenical Church Loan Fund (ECLOF) for Technical AssistanceJuly 14, 2014 - 11:55am from MicroCapital
The Grameen Credit Agricole Microfinance Foundation (GCAMF), which is based in Luxembourg and invests in “social businesses,” recently informed MicroCapital that it has made an investment of USD 500,000 in Nairobi-based Agriculture and Risk Enterprise Limited (ACRE), a microinsurance provider that aims to launch products in East and West Africa in exchange for an 8-percent stake in the company. ACRE grew out of the “Kilimo Salama” program of the Switzerland-based Syngenta Foundation for ...
0June 16, 2014 - 6:29pm from Mundo Microfinanzas
Corado, Andrew, Reynoso, Romero, Waysome y Foster,los seis finalistas del certamen Citi-CMFA 2014(foto: Eyes of Jamaica) (Mundo Microfinanzas) Dos microempresarios de Belice y uno de Granada obtuvieron los principales galardones de los Premios Caribeños de Microfinanzas Citi-Alianza de Microfinanzas del Caribe 2014, en una ceremonia llevada a cabo el 3 de junio pasado en el hotel Iberostar
0June 9, 2014 - 3:18am from Google news - microfinance
Microfinance: What the BOJ now needs to doJamaica ObserverFOR the better part of last week, experts from all over the world exchanged experiences about innovative ...
0June 6, 2014 - 8:10am from Google news - microfinance
MIF erasing myths, boosting integrity of region's microfinance sectorsJamaica ObserverMONTEGO BAY, St James - Having spent approximately US$6 ...
0June 5, 2014 - 4:24am from Google news - microfinance
Local entrepreneurs among six recognisedJamaica ObserverMONTEGO BAY, St James — Six entrepreneurs, including two Jamaicans, were Tuesday night recognised ...