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Catastrophe insurance bond for Taiwan

The Taiwan Residential Earthquake Insurance Program (TREIF) provides basic insurance to residents of Taiwan, that is specifically tailored to the earthquake risk in the area.

Freedom from Hunger’s Benkadi Tongorongo association provides micro loans and group support in Mali

In rural Mali, Miama sells rice to support her family, thanks to both a microloan and the group support she receives from Freedom from Hunger's Benkadi Tongorongo association.

A Ghanaian story about how a small loan can change lives

Sinapi Aba Trust helps Akosua, a housekeeper in Ghana, prosper in her business though microfinance. After years of knocking on doors to sell pastries, a small loan changed everything for Akosua.

Hong Kong Bank Foundation supports training and accommodation for people with disabilities

Run by the Hong Chi Association, a local NGO, the the Hongkong Bank Foundation Fung Tak Centre provides services to adults with mental disabilities.

Hong Kong Bank Foundation helps support speech therapy services for children.

The Hongkong Bank Foundation supports Benji's Centre, the first and currently the only charitable organisation providing specialised speech therapy for children, with a donation of HK$258,000 for the establishment of Parent Resource Corner and Toy Library.

Hong Kong Bank Foundation supports dyslexic students

The Hongkong Bank Foundation supports the renovation of a learning and development centre for dyslexic students with a sizeable donation of HK$3.7 million, providing Hong Kong with the first one-stop service meeting the needs of some 1,000 dyslexic students and their parents in the community...

Extending women enterpreneurship in India

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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.

The Bank of the Canton of Vaud and Terre Des Hommes combine to help the children of Switzerland and other Countries.

The Bank of the Canton of Vaud(BCV) and Terre des hommes cooperate in supporting children at a national and international level.

Bupa International has joined forces with the international charity, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

In 2008, Bupa International, the world's largest expatriate health insurer, joined forces with the international charity, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), to raise money for people in Africa.

BNP Paribas Assurance expands gender equality initiatives in partnership with NGO Aide et Action

BNP Paribas Assurance has signed a three year partnership with the NGO Aide et Action, which promotes access to quality education for all in the 21 countries where it is present.

Merrill Lynch and the Greenlining Institute announce a $500 million initiative for under-served California communities

In 2003, Merrill Lynch and the Greenlining Institute announced a $500 million initiative to expand small business lending and promote economic opportunities in Asian Pacific, Latino and African-American communities throughout California.