Category Archives: Links

International Microfinance Projects in Costa Rica New Website Helps You Connect With Microfinance Professionals While Traveling Pi Slice & MicroWorld launches the first microcredit platform in MENA Grandma and Micro Credit Economist tags microfinance as poverty trap, not solution Farewell, Vittana

Thailand to consider mobile banking for govt microfinance Speed Counseling for Struggling Business Owners Nobel laureate faces fresh trouble over his banking tenure DIESEL founder RENZO ROSSO microcredit project benefits ITALIAN earthquake region UNCDF Microfinance Distance Learning Program You Can’t Go Cash-Lite on Empty Accounts: E-money vs. cash

A Microfinance Heretic Confesses Microfinance companies like MicroGraam and Rang De take over industry with low cost loans Microcredit Helps HIV Patients Stick to Therapy Microfinance Banana Skins 2012 Vicki Escarra Named CEO of Opportunity International Bangalore MFI Janalakshmi raises $14.6M from GAWA, IFIF & others

Analysis – Can microcredit fuel jobs in crisis-hit Europe? | Reuters Feed the Hunger Foundation – Food for Thought Microcredit Loan Program The New MFI Bill: Challenges before RBI How to Figure Out if the Standard Microcredit Model Relies on Growth Southern Charm: Interview with Heiner Skaliks of Strategic Latin America Dutch Microfinance Investor Oikocredit Names Sharlene Brown National Director of US Arm SKS Microfinance surges 10%, stock hits upper … Read More >>

Update from Unitus

Today I received a detailed update from Unitus, and I think you might find it as fascinating as I did, for both its honesty and its comments about the state of microfinance in general. I made a small donation a few years ago, and have been impressed with the organization’s communications ever since.  It begins: Dear Unitus Donors and Supporters: This is a follow-up to our July 2 announcement that … Read More >>

The Student Initiative Seeks New Fellows

My friend Akhila Kolisetty, who writes the excellent blog Justice For All, passed along this opportunity.  She writes: I worked with this organization (The Student Initiative) while studying abroad at LSE (Actually, I co-founded it and now am on the Board of Directors), and was wondering if you could help me pass along a great opportunity to any people, organizations, groups or listservs (particularly university student groups) who you think … Read More >>

Loan officer fends off would-be robbers Liberia: 100 Women Get Financial Empowerment Training Expert Meeting on Social Performance of Microfinance Institutions MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: CGAP Announces Appointment of New Chief Executive Officer Tilman Ehrbeck A critical review of Milford Bateman’s Book Editor`s Pick: 10 Must read on mobile Banking and microfinance Members Project(R) Announces Five New Winners to Share $1 Million in Funding from American Express Share Microfinance: Chili | Ads … Read More >>

India – SKS Microfinance May Raise $344 Million in I.P.O. Sudan – Southern Sudan To Improve Microfinance Activities Fiji – Reserve Bank of Fiji pushing microfinance agenda insistently South Korea – South Korea: Expectations for New Micro-Finance Loans Rise Among Skeptics Sierra Leone – Tribewanted’s Second Eco-Village Project in Sierra Leone… Indonesia – CIMB to expand services in Indonesia, including microfinance Kyrgyzstan – EBRD continues to support financial sector in … Read More >>

Microfinance Could Be Bigger than Banking Our economic framework is wrong, it must change – INTERVIEW: Muhammad Yunus: Nobel laureate & Grameen Bank founder MICROCAPITAL EVENT: 2010 CGAP Microfinance Photography Contest is Open for Entries Meeting Kiva Borrowers in Kitengela, Kenya (3.5 minute video)

Rwanda: Blue ‘Financial Services’ Loses Operating License CGAP’s New Software Reviews Released Video & Text: Secretary Clinton’s Policy Address on Opportunity In The Americas MasterCard Foundation Sells $8.8M Worth of MasterCard Stock – cbl Sustainability in Microfinance: Canadian and Bolivian Models Creative Enterprise Microfinance Fund Launched