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Center for Development & Business Research (CODBRA), Inc.

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The Center for Development & Business Research (CODBRA) is an independent development and business research firm that propounds ground-breaking development policy ideas on good governance and offers creative business support services to investors interested in Africa's market and her rich natural...

Joys Memorial Educational Society

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Joys Memorial Educational Society provides income generating training programmes for women and schools for the advancement of rural children. Areas of vocational training include soft toy making, printing and dyeing of cloth, tailoring, leather garment work, and making jute goods. Other projects...

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Microcredit and other loan programs in protracted refugee situations

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Aid agencies recognise the need to support refugees’ own efforts to pursue livelihoods, but there are few livelihoods resources available. Microcredit and other types of loan programs have not been widely attempted, because refugees and IDPs are considered too geographically unstable –...

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BBC article: So Afr-Eco Community Upliftment Project (SAECUP)

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SAECUP is a non-profit organisation established a decade ago in South Africa to provide refuge for poor women and children. This BBC article explains the history behind SAECUP, and includes an interview with the founder. Over 130 woman are involved in a micro enterprise project, which transforms...

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Microcredit Summit

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Micro credit programmes offer small loans, and other financial services such as savings, to very poor people for self-employment projects that generate income, allowing them to care for themselves and their families. The Micro credit Summit Campaign brings together micro credit practitioners,...

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Virtual Library on Microcredit

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The Virtual Library on Microcredit is an online resource published by the Global Development Research Centre. The Library collects articles, conference reports, case studies, publications on microcredit issues and lists of microcredit organisations. It also provides links to internet resources...

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New guidelines to help investors measure success of microfinance institutions

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According to this news article, socially responsible investors are choosing to invest in microfinance to help alleviate poverty. By means of often very small loans, financial services, and technology, microfinance helps the poor, often women, to start self-sustaining businesses in order to escape...

DevJobs

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A website for jobseekers interested in development work. It provides international job announcements on various development fields, including microfinance, poverty alleviation, and community development.

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US Agency for International Development (USAID) - Supports Economic Empowerment for the World's Poor Through Microfinance (press release)

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The press release from USAID outlines the agency's involvement in micro enterprise development projects during the 1990s, and claims that ‛micro enterprise development, providing credit and economic opportunity to the disenfranchised poor, helps ensure that the benefits of economic growth are...

Mix Market

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The Mix Market is a global, web-based, microfinance information platform. It provides information to sector actors and the public at large on microfinance institutions (MFIs) worldwide, public and private funds that invest in microfinance, MFI networks, raters/external evaluators, advisory firms,...