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Global Hand Principles


Global Hand, and its parent NGO, Crossroads Foundation, aims to ensure that aid given is good aid. You can find a range of standards, specific to sectors of the disaster and development spectrum, in our Standards, Guidelines and Toolkits section. A high level summary of Global Hand's standards...

FUNDES International


FUNDES promotes the competitive development of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Latin America.

Centre for Micro-Finance (CMF)


The objectives of the Centre for Micro-Finance (CMF) are to provide knowledge management services to the microfinance practitioners and institutions, undertake research and studies on microfinance and related development issues, raise public awareness on sustainable microfinance and to provide...

PlaNet Finance


PlaNet Finance is an international non-governmental organisation dedicated to the development of microfinance worldwide. Over the past ten years and thanks to its dynamism and growing international network, PlaNet Finance has been working at providing people with the means to build their own...

Citizens' Network for Foreign Affairs (CNFA)


Citizens' Network for Foreign Affairs (CNFA) is dedicated toward stimulating economic growth by nurturing entrepreneurship, private enterprise, and market linkage. CNFA specialises in engaging private companies of all sizes in partnerships to expand economic activity and increase incomes. CNFA...

World Bank - Kazakhstan


The World Bank is one of the world's largest sources of development assistance. It is a development bank which provides loans, policy advice, technical assistance and knowledge sharing services to low and middle income countries to reduce poverty. The bank promotes growth to create jobs and to...

Ford Foundation


The Ford Foundation works to reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democracy, promote international cooperation and advance human achievement by funding projects that build knowledge and strengthen organisations and networks. Grants must be for charitable, educational or scientific activities,...

The Edge Connection


This organisation takes volunteers to work in microenterprise. Volunteers share their business expertise with students and clients. The mission of the organization is to promote economic self-sufficiency and self-determination through comprehensive entrepreneurial training targeting low-to...

KHULA Enterprise Finance Limited


Khula Enterprise Finance Limited is an agency of South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). It was established to facilitate access to finance for small and medium size business. Khula provides assistance through various delivery channels including commercial banks, retail financial...

Opportunity International UK


Opportunity International's mission is to provide opportunities that enable people suffering chronic poverty to transform their lives by creating jobs, stimulating small businesses and strengthening communities. OI works through independent local partners who provide small business loans, savings...