India Real Time. 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. Through a pilot cash-transfer program supported by the Rapid Social Response Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF), her 10 year old son Faisal, is eligible for a Tk 800 ($10) school stipend and her daughter Shakal, 5, for a Tk 800 income transfer.
Sima uses the stipends to feed Shakal a healthier diet and to pay for Faisal’s tuition, school books and uniform. 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. “RCDS is first Pakistani Star MFI organization who has receive this Award 2014 is great achievement for the all RCDS team, stakeholders and we are very happy to share this news with all our stakeholders” RCDS struggling for the social development and remain efficient in reporting to the MIX Market throughout the years and thus enables itself to achieve this recognition. Pakistan Microfinance Network (PMN) also congratulates RCDS for winning that award and acknowledged its best efforts, commitment and active participation leading to this great success. Rashid Ahmad Manager HID Ph: +92 42 37901130-37901135 Fax: +92 42 37902831. Creating a World Without Poverty. 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. Their clients also suffer because they don’t gain the experience needed to better manage their assets. During Grameen Foundation’s Microsavings work with CARD Bank, we found that 58 percent of its new Matapat savings accounts were never used. Development Through Enterprise. Main Street Microfinance. “If you can’t measure something, you can’t manage it.”
–Peter Drucker The abundance of data collection software available to small business owners has raised the bar for data analysis. Yet as big data becomes more accessible, the playing field is being leveled and small business owners can access data to enhance their business planning. Accion and the Midtown Manhattan Small Business Development Center teamed up to host an event with experienced data analysts to provide tips and steps to small business owners. Untitled. CGAP Microfinance Blog. Center for Financial Inclusion Blog. Kiva Stories from the Field. Kiva.org. Acumen Fund Blog. Globalization and Human Rights - Nicholas D. Kristof Blog. Nous donnons les moyens d'entreprendre à ceux qui n'ont pas les moyens.
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