microfinance

Whenever a well-known business announces redundancies of hundreds of jobs it makes the headlines. We all understand the horrifying impact these kinds of decisions have on people and communities. So imagine where the UK's recovery would be without the 100,000 jobs that exist thanks to responsible finance lenders over the past 10 years.
Andrea Jung is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Grameen America, the fastest-growing microfinance organization
To those charities looking to reach new audiences and find ways to raise crucial funds I have one recommendation - "Do things differently, you never know how successful it may be!"
Sitting in her a cheerful garden full of cherries, peppers, and herbs you would never know that Shamsikhon Kholova's life was ever any different. But it was. Six years ago, she and her six children lived in a one-room, mud brick house with a leaking ceiling...
Women make up 50 percent of the world's population, yet they only hold one percent of the economic capital, which means many are the main victims of global poverty. Despite some fantastic advances in recent years, Malawi is just one country where women are poorest.
This Saturday, March 8, is International Women's Day. To mark the occasion I want to talk about a ground breaking program that uses laughter to raise the spirits and incomes of young mothers living in poverty in the slums of Nairobi.
In a country where crimes against women are witnessing a sharp rise, here's a ray of hope. Or, is it? Sociologists and social psychologists could argue otherwise, saying creating 'exclusive' spaces for women can actually ruin their prospects of achieving social equality
Microfinance fills a specific gap in the market: financial products for those too poor to access normal credit. But it turns out that not all credit is equal.
Every top Indian business company, across sectors, whether it is Tata, Reliance or Kotak, is immersed in offering value through their CSR activities. Dedicating resources to social causes is seen as a profitable move either in terms of enhancing one's image or helping to attract a customer base, while also making a difference.
Sierra Leone is at a critical point in its development. Despite some progress, Sierra Leone's recovery remains fragile and the country ranks 180 of 187 on the UNDP development index with 77% of Sierra Leone's living in poverty and 62.79% living on less than $1.25 a day.