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Deutsche Bank signed loan agreement with the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development in the Philippines

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Deutsche Bank had signed a loan agreement with The Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD).

Women on the West Bank fight poverty with enterprise

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A few short years after the war in Gaza, women in the West Bank are overcoming poverty by running their own co-operatives. With training, marketing assistance, and funding from several aid agencies, the women have been able to set up their own small businesses.

Seventh Generation and WAGES partner to form a cooperative in San Francisco

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Seventh Generation, an American company that distributes household and personal care products, has partnered with Women’s Action to Gain Economic Security (WAGES) to launch a new worker-owned residential green cleaning cooperative in San Francisco.

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

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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.

Using Microcredit Loans to Help to Lift the Poor Out of Poverty

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Many institutions around the world are turning to microfinance both as a strategy to help lift the poor out of the poverty trap and to make a decent return on investment.

Uganda : Project Hope and Hard Work

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The importance of microcredit in Uganda has soared in the recent decade and the instrument is now seen as one of the most effective tools to tackle poverty in the country.

Micro-credit project for Darfur refugees

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The Pilot Light Foundation, an organisation that creates and supports small projects in Africa that have the potential to significantly improve the quality of life for impoverished Africans in non urban areas, and the Sudan Self Help Foundation, an NGO that supports projects aimed at promoting...

Partnership to help farmers in Africa increase crop yields and hope for the future

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In 2005, Millennium Promise launched with a vision to end extreme poverty in our lifetime. As the leading international nonprofit organization solely committed to supporting the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, Millennium Promise believes that innovative partnerships and an...

Ouro Verde is part of the New Ventures initiative at the World Resources Institute

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Brazilian entrepreneur Luis Laranja's company, Ouro Verde, is part of the New Ventures initiative at the World Resources Institute. New Ventures works with small and medium enterprises that have positive environmental impacts, and helps grow environmental entrepreneurship in emerging markets.

Meeting the demand of low-income women: Lifespring’s maternal care in India

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LifeSpring Hospital in India is innovatively meeting the growing demand of low-income women who deserve affordable and dignified medical care. By focusing on a particular niche, maternal care, and different cost-saving strategies, this hospital provides maternal care at one-fifth of market...