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Grameen Foundation China Microfinance Programme

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Grameen Foundation China Microfinance Programme, an initiative of the Grameen Foundation, utilises microcredit and donor support to provide thousands of Chinese women access to financial services.

China Microfinance Training Centre (CMTC)

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China Microfinance Training Centre (CMTC) at the Rural Development Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences supports the sustainable development of the Chinese microfinance sector by providing systematic and practical training courses to microfinance practitioners in China. The Centre...

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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...

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Surviving disaster and supporting recovery: A guidebook for microfinance institutions

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This guide seeks to assist MFIs in defining an institutional strategy for disaster preparedness. It lays out the steps for assessing the potential risk of disaster, the clients’ needs and the institutional capacity to respond. Based on assessments, it offers a variety of recommendations for...

CGAP Advancing Financial Access for the World's Poor

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CGAP is an independent policy and research center dedicated to advancing financial access for the world's poor. It is supported by over 30 development agencies and private foundations who share a common mission to alleviate poverty. Housed at the World Bank, CGAP provides market intelligence,...

Grameen Foundation

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The Grameen Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, DC with an office in Seattle. The Foundation was established in 1997 by friends of Grameen Bank to help microfinance practitioners and to spread the Grameen philosophy worldwide.

SKS Microfinance

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SKS Microfinance is an Indian NGO that distributes small loans that begin at Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 12,000 (about $44-$260) to poor women so to enable them to start and expand simple businesses and increase their incomes. The micro-enterprises range from raising cows and goats in order to sell the milk,...

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A Micro Credit success story in Tunisia

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Faced with the constant flow of new job seekers, the Tunisian government created, in late 1997, the Tunisian Solidarity Bank (BTS). BTS is a microfinance institution established by Tunisian President Ben to finance private micro-projects in Tunisia.

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Micro Credit or Dignity Funds in Tunisia

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ENDA helped Mohsen, a young man in Tunisia, to start his business though micro-credit. ENDA was founded as a multi-sectoral development microfinance institution focusing on environment, health, education, and youth activities in Tunisia.