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A short introduction to Microfinance by Kiva.org

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A graphical, easy-to-understand video about how microfinance works.

The Global Partnership Social Investment Fund seeks investments in Latin America

2012-01-28_1411

The NGO Global Partnerships is redefining microfinance and moving beyond the concept of microloans as working capital. It aims to achieve greater impact in reducing poverty by combining these loans with affordable social investments, such as health services, training and low-cost pensions and...

CEMEX mobilizes public and private resources to pave streets in Mexico

2012-01-28_1403

CEMEX, a multinational cement company based in Mexico, has devised a plan to mobilise both public and private resources to pave streets in low-income neighbourhoods.

Public-Private Partnership for Low - Cost Housing Investments

2012-01-28_1428

Thousands of Salvadorans with no credit history can access loans now to make home improvements and expand their home businesses. El Salvador has developed a unique and sustainable financial business model that enables low-income consumers to improve and expand their homes by mobilizing...

Vision Banco partners with Habitat to provide low-income housing in Paraguay

2012-01-28_1413

Thousands of low income Paraguayans will be able to make home improvements with credits provided by a Vision Banco-Habitat partnership.

Cemex makes home improvements accessible for the poor in Mexican slums

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Construmex is one of CEMEX's vanguard social initiatives. It was launched following the company's experience resulting from Patrimonio Hoy, a preceding low-income market and socially minded business initiative. Since its inception in 2001, Construmex has helped more than 14,000 Mexican migrants in...

WIZZIT reaching the Unbanked of South Africa

2010-02-05_1208

It is estimated that 40 percent of South Africa's 45 million population are un-banked or under-banked. However, nearly 60 percent of South Africans have mobile phones. The proliferation of mobile services worldwide has created a unique opportunity to provide social and financial services over the...