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A Business Woman and Mother

Glady’s Escalente, most people refer to her as Sandra, has been an Esperanza Associate since 2005. She is a single mother...

Sidekick Manifesto

The MoMF Team thinks microfinance can be the perfect Sidekick! We invite you to read the Sidekick Manifesto. If you...

4 Lessons for Implementing Mobile Payments

FINCA Haiti client Beatrice Normil is a busy woman. Beatrice lives and works in Carrefour, an impoverished and populous residential...

Banking Rwanda’s Women: What She Wants From Her Bank

In many respects, Rwanda is a world leader in gender equality: it ranks #1 in the world for women’s representation...

One woman brewing change in Africa, and beyond

Vava, founder of the Kenyan social enterprise Vava Coffee, is truly a woman on fire. She exudes passion and entrepreneurial...

Microinsurance is not a cost: Reducing fragility by increasing stability

If we want to truly and sustainably transform the lives of agricultural microfinance clients, we need to include insurance alongside...

Microfinance for Refugee Populations: What We’ve Learned and Where to Go Next

Refugee populations have been present throughout human history, in countries all around the globe. The long, brutal and ongoing civil...

Microfinance brings people together – just like music

BRS (the Belgian Raiffeisen Foundation) supports microfinance institutions in Africa and Latin America, with coaching, training and financial support. One...

Helping Microfinance Clients to Save: Are Incentives a Solution?

At La Ceiba, we believe microfinance can be about more than loans. We work in a rural community 30 minutes...

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