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MicroPlace

MicroPlace is a social business owned by eBay. It is currently the only website that enables everyday people to make investments in the microfinance industry. The microfinance institutions then microcredit small loans - available to the poor which allow them to start a business and work their ways...

United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

UNCDF works to help eradicate poverty through local development programmes (LCP) and microfinance operations. LCP is to test decentralized/ local planning systems and funding mechanisms. Microfinance operations is to develop financial systems, engage financial service providers, central banks and...

Banking With The Poor Network

The Banking With The Poor Network (BWTP) is a network of some 20 national policy institutions, commercial banks and NGOs involved in microfinance and microcredit from eight countries in Asia - namely Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Its...

Calmeadow

Calmeadow is a NGO with operations based in San José, Costa Rica. Since 1985 Calmeadow has supported innovative ideas in microfinance; ideas that promote greater levels of efficiency and outreach through the commercial provision of financial services to low-income borrowers and microentrepreneurs....

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...

Women Initiative To Eradicate Poverty

Women Initiative To Eradicate Poverty empowers women through programmes involving income generation, food security, HIV/AIDS awareness, agriculture, and microfinance.

World Vision Verified non-profit organisation

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. We serve...

The World Bank Group

The World Bank is one of the world's largest sources of development assistance. The World Bank is comprised of five insitutions: - International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) - International Development Association (IDA) - International Finance Corporation (IFC) -...

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) - Nicaragua

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and disadvantaged. CRS has been working in Nicaragua for more than 40 years, and currently runs programmes in agriculture, health, microfinance, civil society and human rights....

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) - Niger

Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and disadvantaged. The aim of CRS globally is to provide direct aid to the poor, to involve people in their own development, helping them to realise their potential, to promote social...

Mercy Corps International - China

Mercy Corps is a not-for-profit international humanitarian agency. Its goal is to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Believing that communities must be the agents of their own transformation for change to endure, Mercy Corps...

Kiva

Kiva connects donors to individual entrepreneurs or groups in the developing world, through the provision of micro-loans. Micro-credit empowers clients to lift themselves out of poverty through developing responsible business patterns and training. Kiva partners with existing micro-finance...

The Foundation for International Community Assistance (FINCA International)

The Foundation for International Community Assistance (FINCA International) is a not-for-profit microfinance organization providing financial services to the world's lowest-income entrepreneurs so they can create jobs, build assets and improve their standard of living. FINCA seeks to break the...

Bina Swadaya

Bina Swadaya is a non-governmental organization, in Indonesia, managing a number of services oriented towards the development of self-reliant communities. Bina Swadaya focuses on the socio-economic development of Indonesia's rural communities through educational publications, training, consulting...

Grameen Bank

Grameen Bank, a microfinance enterprise agency, provides credit to the poorest of the poor in rural Bangladesh for economic projects of their own. Their website includes information on the program and models for microcredit lending.

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) - Uzbekistan Programme

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) - Uzbekistan Programme provides support for small enterprise assistance and microfinance development, technical assistance for the nationwide roll-out of activities related to high-quality primary health care, evidence-based medicine, and...

Five Talents International

Five Talents International is committed to combating poverty in the developing world by equipping the poor with small business training and microfinance programmes. The majority of businesses are in food production and sales, street vendors, brick manufacturing, shoe making, carpentry, auto repair,...

Oikocredit International

Oikocredit International, one of the largest financiers of the microfinance sector worldwide, promotes global justice by challenging people, churches and others to share their resources through socially responsible investments and by empowering disadvantaged people with credit. Oikocredit finances...

Foundation for International Community Assistance (FINCA)

Foundation for International Community Assistance (FINCA) provides microfinance services - microcredit and savings products - to the world's poorest families through a global network of locally managed, self-supporting institutions.

Trickle Up Program

Based in New York City, the Trickle Up Program helps the poorest of the poor (with special focus on women, youth and other disadvantaged groups) take their first step up out of poverty through microfinance. Trickle Up helps them start their own businesses by providing capital and teaching them...