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Extending women enterpreneurship in India

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To reach populations in remote areas, Hindustan Unilever has recruited and trained women in rural areas to act as direct sales operators. This led to the creation of Project Shakti in India which is now being extended to other countries as well.

Micro Credit or Dignity Funds in Tunisia

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ENDA helped Mohsen, a young man in Tunisia, to start his business though micro-credit. ENDA was founded as a multi-sectoral development microfinance institution focusing on environment, health, education, and youth activities in Tunisia.

Fighting poverty through micro-credit

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Mr Wolfonsohn said micro-finance had made a powerful impact on improving poor people's livelihood and was crucial in reducing poverty in poor countries.

Through an initiative of ASGN, micro-credit and tourism save giraffes in Niger

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ASGN (the Association to Safeguard the Giraffes of Niger) used grants from the Wildlife Protection Foundation in the UK and from the Zoo de Doue in France to set up a successful micro-credit scheme.

Western Union takes microfinance route for rural spread

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In 2009, money transfer company, Western Union, tied up with microfinance institutions (MFIs) and e-governance service providers to facilitate financial inclusion in India.

Financial inclusion improves Sanitation and Health (FINISH)

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FINISH is an action research project set up by UNU-MERIT a research and training centre of the United Nations University in Holland, working in close collaboration with the University of Maastricht.

From pastry seller to kiosk owner: a micro-credit success story in Ghana

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Sinapi Aba Trust is an autonomous private non-governmental organization registered in 1994 as a company limited by guarantee. SAT provides microfinance services to entrepreneurs in small and micro enterprises in Ghana.

BNP Paribas launches Microfix, a currency-hedging microfinance fund

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BNP Paribas is demonstrating its commitment to responsible investing and sustainable development by supporting the creation of Microfix, a new currency-hedging microfinance fund.

In collaboration with CARE Africa, Barclays support its microfinance pilot program in Uganda

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Barclays bank has announced a three year, USD 20 million funding plan to support microfinance programs in ten countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America. The program will include the expansion of existing community-based financial services, as well as the introduction of new microfinance...

Barclays and Citigroup participate in NGO-corporate partnerships to support vulnerable children in rural Kenya

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Under an initiative led by Pathfinder and Barclays Bank of Kenya, Ltd., the Kabras Jua Kali Association (KJKA) runs a program for orphans and vulnerable childred (OVC) aged 15 to 21 years.