The Banking With The Poor Network is pleased to announce that the Asia Microfinance Forum 2014 will be held in Shanghai, China, 4 - 8 August 2014. Click here for more information about this regional event.The 2013 Asia-Pacific Forum on Financial Inclusion was held from 11-12 June 2013 on Batam Island, Indonesia. Click here to download the full report on the Forum proceedings.BWTP Bulletin – September 2013 Reclaiming Lost Ground: The Role of Microfinance Networks and Associations in Promoting Responsible and Sustainable Microfinance. Read the full BWTP Bulletin here. The BWTP Network consists of members that represent the major microfinance markets in the region. Banking with the Poor Network - BWTP
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The new IDML Initiative website re-launched on January 27, 2012. We hope this website can be a resource for learning about the IDML initiative and related early project/activity development efforts. The site was inspired by Tim Davies who had contacted Simon Parrish (aid info) about research into past initiatives such as INDIX, CEFDA and IDML for his phD research. Over the coming months we will try to create a complete set materials on IDML, INDIX, CEFDA, and Aida. Bellanet Alliance
New Citi training materials on financial risk management Explore our diverse and growing network across the world. Read More » Collaborative knowledge creation and knowledge dissemination are at the core of the MFMI’s added value. Our Global Community ...now up to 55 training and academic institutions in 32 developing countries Learn More» Microfinance Management Institute-MFMI
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CGAP (the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor) is a global partnership of 34 leading organizations that seek to advance financial inclusion. CGAP develops innovative solutions through practical research and active engagement with financial service providers, policy makers, and funders to enable approaches at scale. Housed at the World Bank, CGAP combines a pragmatic approach to responsible market development with an evidence-based advocacy platform to increase access to the financial services the poor need to improve their lives.
Stitching Life Back Together Following a difficult divorce, Mary Njapau fell into a deep depression. The mother of four knew she needed to take some time to regain her balance, so she left her children with her younger sister and went to live with her brother in the Lusaka township of Matero. While in Lusaka, Mary partnered with a friend who owned a tailoring business in the local market. Blogs From the Field - FINCA International
Saturday, July 14, 2012 ResponsAbility Social Investments, a Swiss investment company, recently issued loans totaling USD 6.3 million to microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Peru and Bolivia. Continue Reading » Friday, July 13, 2012 Incofin Investment Management, a Belgian company that manages microfinance investment funds, has paid INR 13 crore (USD 2.36 million) for an equity stake of undisclosed size in Annapurna Microfinance Private Limited, a for-profit microfinance company based in the Indian state of Orissa. Annapurna has nearly 125,000 clients across 18 districts in Orissa and a loan book of INR 35.78 crore (USD 6.49 million).
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Author(s): Mike Krell, Social Performance Analyst Introduction Mexico and Bangladesh are currently tied for the title of second place in global social performance (SP) profile reporting. As of mid-March 2013, 41 Mexican microfinance institutions (MFIs) have submitted SP profile data to MIX—only India can boast more (with 74). MIX - Microfinance Information Exchange
Microfinance Focus 2013 Partnerships against Poverty Summit 09Oct 2013 – 11Oct 2013, Philippines Partnerships among governments, financial and social services providers, and other businesses hold great potential for catalyzing the next great wave of movement out of severe poverty. To promote these partnerships, the Microcredit Summit Campaign and Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc., with the sponsorship of the Central Bank of the Philippines, will host a Microcredit Summit focused on the theme Partnerships against Poverty: Government, Business, Finance, and Civil Society.
Stitching Life Back Together Following a difficult divorce, Mary Njapau fell into a deep depression. The mother of four knew she needed to take some time to regain her balance, so she left her children with her younger sister and went to live with her brother in the Lusaka township of Matero. While in Lusaka, Mary partnered with a friend who owned a tailoring business in the local market. Soon she found that her small capital base wasn’t enough to afford to pay both housing and shop rental fees. Home - FINCA International