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BancoSol

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BancoSol is a Bolivian microfinance bank that provides financial services to micro-entrepreneurs. After over eighteen years in business, BancoSol has disbursed more than USD 2 billion for more than 1.5 million micro enterprise projects. Currently, the Bank has more than 130,000 clients who...

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Citi Dhaka arranges loan for NGO micro-finance institution

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In July 2009, Citi Dhaka helped arrange a syndicated loan (subscribed by a group of local banks) for $21.7 million for BURO, a not-for-profit that is one of the fastest growing microfinance institutions in Bangladesh. BURO Bangladesh is a specialized micro-finance institution that provides high...

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Financial inclusion improves Sanitation and Health (FINISH)

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FINISH is an action research project set up by UNU-MERIT a research and training centre of the United Nations University in Holland, working in close collaboration with the University of Maastricht.

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Microfinance agencies enable entrepreneurs in Bangladesh to provide more sanitation technology options

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Pakistan has taken an important step towards improved sanitation through a major sector assessment and setting up of a core group that seeks to move communities beyond open defecation free (ODF) status. WSP, an international engineering consulting agency, is a member of this group.

MicroEnergy Credits Corporation

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The MicroEnergy Credits Corporation (MEC)is a social enterprise which links microfinance institutions to the carbon markets when they lend for clean energy. MEC sells the carbon credits earned by replacing dirty fuels like kerosene, wood, coal and dung on the voluntary carbon markets and passes...

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Credit With Education: A Program by Freedom From Hunger

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Freedom from Hunger created a curriculum for Credit with Education that directly addresses women’s most pressing needs. Credit with Education is an effective, practical and financially self-sustaining way for financial service organizations to provide value-added microfinance that supports the...

China Association of Microfinance

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China Association of Microfinance (CAM) is the only national member-based association in the microfinance sector in China. The organisation offers inclusive financial services to financially under-serviced groups (especially the poor and low-income populations), provides services and support...

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A Little World: Facilitating Safe and Efficient M-Banking in Rural India

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A Little World (ALW)is an Indian company facilitating safe and efficient mobile-banking in rural India by offering a secure, low‐cost technology driven delivery platform for financial services through special mobile phones.

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Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) in Nepal lends directly to small farmers

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Standard Chartered started developing a formal microfinance programme in 2004, and is now active in Nepal, India, Pakistan, Ghana and Bangladesh.

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Linking Traditional Banking with Modern Finance: Barclays Microbanking - Susu Collectors Initiative

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Susu collection, practiced for more three centuries in Africa, is an informal arrangement for mobilizing savings deposits from clients. Operators collect a predetermined installment of money from their client, daily or weekly. With about 4,000 active Susu collectors in Ghana and each serving...