The European Commission Initiative on Microfinance

European Progress Microfinance Facility What is the European Progress Microfinance Facility? The European Progress Microfinance Facility is a microfinance initiative established in March 2010 with EUR 200 million of funding from the European Commission and the European Investment Bank. Progress Microfinance, an initiative … Continue reading

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The World Bank- Microfinance

Microfinance and Financial Inclusion At a GlanceWith 2.5 billion adults lacking access to financial services, improving access to finance affords many development opportunities. The World Bank’s Global Financial Inclusion Database (Global Findex) reports that three quarters of the world’s poor lack a … Continue reading

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Definition of Microfinance

Microfinance Microfinance is a general term to describe financial services to low-income individuals or to those who do not have access to typical banking services. Microfinance is also the idea that low-income individuals are capable of lifting themselves out of … Continue reading

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Unesco summary of Grameen Bank

  Grameen Bank Grameen Bank has reversed the conventional banking wisdom by removing collateral requirement and created a banking system which is based on mutual trust, strict supervision, accountability, participation and creativity. At GB, credit is the entry point and … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL: Target poverty – Himalayan Times


EDITORIAL: Target poverty
Himalayan Times
In this context, “Vulnerability: The State of the Micro-credit Summit Campaign Report, 2013” states that the number of poor families availing micro-finance services globally has decreased, in Nepal it has increased. In July 2010, the number of domestic ...

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Bank officials, microfinance institutions cornered benefits of farm loan … – Times of India


Times of India

Bank officials, microfinance institutions cornered benefits of farm loan ...
Times of India
NEW DELHI: The UPA-1's Rs 52,000 crore farm loan waiver scheme is turning out to be a big financial scandal. Out of 1 lakh farm loan waiver accounts audited in 700 bank branches across the country — involving disbursement of Rs 500 crore — about 30% ...

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Organisation: Habitat for Humanity International – Reuters AlertNet


Organisation: Habitat for Humanity International
Reuters AlertNet
Habitat for Humanity International, a global non-profit ecumenical Christian housing ministry is seeking a Microfinance Savings Coordinator to be based out of our Asia/Pacific area office located in Manila. This key position will provide technical ...

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Create a better vision of your retirement – CBS News


Create a better vision of your retirement
CBS News
(MoneyWatch) My last post presented some pretty depressing statistics about the current state of retirement in America. But rather than just wring my hands about the situation, I'd prefer to be a "realistic optimist" -- someone who accepts these ...

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Wiped Out by Sandy, an Owner Sizes Up the Risk in Starting Over – New York Times


New York Times

Wiped Out by Sandy, an Owner Sizes Up the Risk in Starting Over
New York Times
THE CHALLENGE Deciding whether Mr. Lucci, 60, should put his house up as collateral to get a Small Business Administration loan in an attempt to revive his business, which is based in Stapleton, on Staten Island, half a block from the waterfront. Last ...

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Six Key Elements to Retiring in 5 Years or Less – Fox Business


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Six Key Elements to Retiring in 5 Years or Less
Fox Business
Often the term “retirement plan” is mistakenly used to describe the steps an individual or family takes to reach retirement. For example, one may ask how much money you have in your retirement plan, or when your retirement plan will allow you to retire.
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