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2020 Vision: The Future of Microfinance

The Month of Microfinance and the Microfinance CEO Working Group are co-hosting a panel event this Wednesday (4/20) at FINCA and broadcast...

Empowering Women To Transform The Lives Of Children

Authored by: Johanna Ryan For mothers everywhere, children are the first priority. We see this within the microfinance industry as women...

Expecting the Unexpected: Why Digital Financial Services Can Be a Post-Disaster Lifeline

By Isabel Whisson and Maria A. May, BRAC Certainly. This year at BRAC’s Frugal Innovation Forum, an annual congregation of development...

Kiva’s New Fund Targets 1 Million Women Entrepreneurs – But How Much Impact Should We Expect?

By: James Militzer It’s one of the most infuriating paradoxes in social business: Getting money into the hands of women...

Replacing Collateral with Relationships

By: Santiago Sueiro, co-Chair of La Ceiba Microfinance Institution Seven months ago I was appointed Program Director of Honduras Operations for...

Unlocking the Potential of Rural Economies

Developed by VisionFund’s Communications Network Manager, Megali Nanayakkara It’s important not to forget what exactly it is that sets microfinance...

Can microfinance propel the poorest out of poverty?

In the 1970s, microfinance presented a cost-effective solution to economically empower millions of poor people left out by the banking system....

Q & A with the Founder of Zidisha

Julia Kurnia is the founder of Zidisha, the first online community to enable direct person-to-person lending to entrepreneurs in developing countries without going...

Unraveling The Single Story in Microfinance

Authored by: Jen Gurecki In 2009, Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie stood in front of hundreds of people at TED Global...

The 10 Promises of a Social Good Sidekick

Authored by: Shawn Humphrey (founder, Month of Microfinance and Global Two Dollar Challenge) “So, what can I do to end...

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