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Microfinance Around the World

There are lots of things going on all over the world in microfinance every day, it’s pretty hard to follow even a fraction of them.  So, I’ve decided to share a few links of the interesting things that have been going on  in microfinance within the last couple of weeks: Haiti – In Haiti, small loans make a big impact Kenya: – Mobile Banking Gives Kenyans New Weapon Against Poverty … Read More >>

Citigroup gives $1m to microfinance in Haiti SPECIAL REPORT: The Merger of Microfinance and Carbon Finance – A Mechanism for Small-Scale Technology Transfer Register & Attend Microfinance USA Single Sessions MICROFINANCE EVENT: Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA) Hosts the 2010 Mobile Money Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 24 – May 27, 2010

1st microcredit institution established in Tibet BlueOrchard Finance, a Swiss Asset Management Company, to Provide $5m Loan to Belarusian Bank… Impact Microcredit has officially been launched! Leapfrog to Invest $5-15M in Micro-Insurance Bono Stumbles Upon a Good Point on Microfinance

It’s been awhile, but here are a few links that may be of interest to microfinance advocates: Should you lend via Kiva’s for-profit Field Partners? MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Mohammad Yunus, Founder of Grameen Bank, Calls Out Loan Shark Organizations Building Better Lives (video) The Many Faces of Microfinance

If so, here are 113 microfinance tweeters to follow that the team over at Social Earth put together. [via Erik Eliason]

Sierra Leone: After war, creating jobs for peace NEWS WIRE: UAE Launches Microfinance Project in Oman Moksha Yug Access Needs Chief Operations Officer Microfinance 2.0: Innovative Solutions to Thrive in the Downturn Equity Bank expects 40% profit growth this year…

The latest great Idea in microcredit ACCION Invests $4.2m in New Microinsurance Initiatives to Help Move Microfinance Beyond Credit Microfinance, Cooperatives and Microinsurance as Sustainable Solutions Beyond Microfinance: Microfranchising, with Grant Hunter

The Stock Market Goes Social I Heart You Pucallpa, Peru Microfinance Still Hums, Despite Global Financial Crisis

Oikocredit en ING Microfinance Support: Rajeshwari Microfinance or, Micro Loan Sharks – SPM will tell the difference Super-sizing Micro-finance PIONEERS IN MICROFINANCE: Six Pioneers in Latin America Stories from Inner Mongolia: An introduction to rural life Financial Crisis Glossary – a guide to the buzzwords of the crisis

Muhammad Yunus cuts our birthday cake — Happy birthday MicroPlace!! John Deere Foundation and Opportunity International Join to Fight Hunger Rural democracy and women empowerment MICROCAPITAL STORY: SKS Microfinance Raises $75.4m in Equity Capital in Transaction Led by Sandstone Capital Navigating Monsoon Season by Moto