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End Poverty in South Asia | Promoting dialogue on development in South Asia The biggest daily struggle for 28 year old mother of two Sima Begum, is feeding her young children and keeping them healthy. Nutrition is a key challenge not only for Sima, living in a slum in Narayanganj, but for women across Bangladesh and South Asia. In fact, wasting and stunting are among the most stubborn health challenges facing the children of this region. For the last 15 months, Sima has started receiving nutritional advice as well as a small cash transfer to help raise healthy children. End Poverty in South Asia | Promoting dialogue on development in South Asia
Banking With The Poor Network: The Official Blog Posted by admin on 28 February, 2014 RCDS is proud to share the most recent 2014 recipients of the First Pakistani STAR MFI and first 2014 STAR Socially Transparent & Responsible and powered by MIX. The award is designed to promote greater transparency in MFIs’ social performance and recognizes transparency in social performance reporting and working in the social sector. Banking With The Poor Network: The Official Blog
By Kimberly Davies, Program Officer, Financial Services You’ve finally gotten that new savings product off the ground and into people’s hands. They sign up in droves—and then they go silent. Dormant accounts can be a huge problem for financial service providers. It puts a huge dent in their bottom line and could jeopardize their sustainability. Creating a World Without Poverty Creating a World Without Poverty
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untitled unnamed pearl As in life, the key to living a joyful and productive Accion Ambassadorship is mostly based upon the relationships that you build around you. However the difference between an Accion Ambassadorship and other experiences is that you only have a short amount of life to win over the hearts, minds and respect of your peers. (I, for example, moved regions every month). There is no other relationship more important to the success of your Accion Ambassadorship than the one your foster with your host MFI (microfinance institution).
CGAP Microfinance Blog
Center for Financial Inclusion Blog > Posted by Eric Zuehlke, Web and Communications Director, CFI Client protection (and the Smart Campaign) had a big year in 2013 in India, with five Indian MFIs becoming client protection certified and the release of the Implementing Client Protection in Indian Microfinance report. Following the Andhra Pradesh crisis in 2010, client protection became a priority in India across microfinance stakeholders including the Reserve Bank of India, industry associations such as MFIN, Sa-Dahn, and DFIs, and investors such as IFC, the World Bank, Oikocredit, and SIDBI. In 2011, the Smart Campaign began a two-year capacity-building program with support from Accion and the International Finance Corporation to move MFIs from endorsement of the Client Protection Principles to actually improving their practices. Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
Kiva Stories from the Field I was in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan for just under two weeks, meeting students who have received 0% interest Kiva loans through Kiva partner AUCA. AUCA is one of the top Universities in Kyrgyzstan, and all the student's I've met are thrilled to be a part of this unique American-style University. AUCA attracts students from all over Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia and from all different backgrounds. I met Almaz, who is an AUCA student on a full scholarship, so he doesn't have a Kiva loan. Almaz offered to take me... Kiva Stories from the Field
I’m about to help a new friend blow up some stuff in Nicaragua. Luis Alberto and I are standing on a deserted rural road flanked by barbed wire, marking the edges of dry empty fields. Just a 20-minute ride from the bustling streets of León, the only sounds here are the rustling of dry leaves, the occasional bark of a distant dog, and metallic hammering from a nearby tin-roofed work site. A phone camera photo of Luis and Bob. Meanwhile, I’ve spent sizable chunks of the last few years traveling around the world to visit borrowers in Bosnia, Lebanon, Cambodia, and so on, writing a book about Kiva and microfinance while meeting as many loan recipients as I can. That’s why I’m here. Kiva.org Kiva.org
Acumen Fund Blog Acumen Fund Blog Although I’ve always dreamed of being an artist, my stick figure drawings or Power Point presentations have somehow never quite qualified me. However, according to one of Pakistan’s most well known novelists, my dreams might not be completely hopeless. During a talk last week at the Acumen Fellows’ Irtiqa conference, Mohsin Hamid painted a simple yet profound [re]definition of art: “Art is the unwillingness to accept the way things are.”
David Roodman's Microfinance Open Book Blog
Globalization and Human Rights - Nicholas D. Kristof Blog

Globalization and Human Rights - Nicholas D. Kristof Blog

My Sunday column is about the unfortunate way America has marginalized university professors–and, perhaps sadder still, the way they have marginalized themselves from public debate. When I was a kid, the Kennedy administration had its “brain trust” of Harvard faculty members, and university professors were often vital public intellectuals who served off and on in government. That’s still true to some degree of economists, but not of most other Ph.D programs.
Global Social Business Summit 2011 | Grameen Creative Lab – pionieering for results Building Social Business Pioneering for Results We are delighted to announce the Global Social Business Summit 2011. Social business is spreading through all sectors of the economy, all over the world. We are building a strong global community committed to tackling society's most pressing needs. As the premier forum for the worldwide social business movement, the Summit brings together social business pioneers from corporates, civil society, academia and governments. Through an intensive program of talks, panels and workshops, it provides an occasion to share results, make connections and learn from others on the social business frontier – together with the Grameen Family. Global Social Business Summit 2011 | Grameen Creative Lab – pionieering for results
Dear members As discussed at our AGM on 26th September 2013, the Board invited candidates to apply to join as a Director of the Board by 4th November 2013. The Board received a good number of strong applications. Thank you everyone for such a tremendous response. After assessing the applications, the Board recommends the appointment of the following three individuals to join as Directors of the Board to be effective from 15th January 2014. · Nish Kotecha – Founder of Geosansar, a microfinance enterprise in India with over 850 branches bringing financial inclusion. Welcome to the Micro Finance Club
Pennies for Life: Putting the power back into the public’s pockets Malawi received £77.3 billion of aid from the UK in 2009. During the same year the president Mutharika spent 9 million on a private jet, £2 million on a wedding ceremony for his new bride and £3 million on 22 Mercedes limousines. Furious at these revelations, DFID officials reportedly cut the UK’s poverty aid to Malawi by £3 million, “the equivalent to the annual cost of the plane over the next 5 years”. Themicroloanfoundation's Blog
Babyloan, le blog - Première plateforme européenne de prêts solidaires Le samedi 17 mai 2014, l’association Financement Participatif France, qui regroupe la plupart des acteurs du crowdfunding en France – dont Babyloan – organise un grand événement à l’ESCP (Paris 11). Continue la lecture A la frontière nicaraguayenne © Microcrédit en 4L