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ACCESS

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

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,...

Freedom from Hunger

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Freedom from Hunger is an international development organization working in seventeen countries across the globe. Established as an NGO in the United States in 1946, Freedom from Hunger aims to bring innovative and sustainable self-help solutions to the fight against chronic hunger and poverty.

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.

The Microcredit Summit Campaign

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The Microcredit Summit Campaign is a project of the RESULTS Educational Fund, a U.S.-based grassroots advocacy organization committed to ending hunger and poverty.

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,...

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.

SECDA ( Small Enterprises & Community Development Association)

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SECDA (Small Enterprises & Community Development Association) is an Egyptian NGO that aims not only to develop SMEs financially but also to raise their capabilities and to improve the work environment of SMEs in Egypt. SECDA provides loans to support small and micro-enterprises that have no...

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Through an initiative of ASGN, micro-credit and tourism save giraffes in Niger

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ASGN (the Association to Safeguard the Giraffes of Niger) used grants from the Wildlife Protection Foundation in the UK and from the Zoo de Doue in France to set up a successful micro-credit scheme.

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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.