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Hewlett Packard works with microfinance networks to help scale microfinance

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In 2002, Hewlett Packard formed a partnership with a number of microfinance networks (MFIs) and commercial partners working in related areas to explore how technology could be used effectively to help scale microfinance.

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In collaboration with CARE Africa, Barclays support its microfinance pilot program in Uganda

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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...

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Western Union takes microfinance route for rural spread

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In 2009, money transfer company, Western Union, tied up with microfinance institutions (MFIs) and e-governance service providers to facilitate financial inclusion in India.

Microfinance Gateway

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The Microfinance Gateway is a comprehensive source of information for and about the micro-finance industry. It includes research and publications, discussion groups, specialised resource centers, organisation and consultant profiles, as well as the latest news, events, and job opportunities in...

MicroFinance Network (MFN)

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The MicroFinance Network (MFN) is a global association of micro-finance practitioners. The Network's goal is to improve the quality of life of the poor through the provision of credit, savings, and other financial services by applying a commercial approach to the establishment of financial...

ACCESS

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ACCESS is a not-for-profit company that offers specialised technical assistance in two areas, microfinance and livelihoods.

Unitus

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Unitus is an international nonprofit organization established in the USA. The organisation aims to fight global poverty by accelerating the growth of microfinance — small loans and other financial tools for self-empowerment — where it is needed most.

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A Ghanaian story about how a small loan can change lives

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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.

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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.

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From pastry seller to kiosk owner: a micro-credit success story in Ghana

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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.