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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: Microfinance Gateway Launches New Weekly Bulletin

Source: Microfinance Gateway .
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

NEWS WIRE: More than 100 Million of World’s Poorest Benefit from Microcredit

Source: Microcredit Summit Campaign.
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

NEWS WIRE: Recent CGAP and USAID Publications Show Effects of Food Crisis on MFIs

Source: Microfinance Gateway .

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: CGAP Surveys the Most Important Actors in Microfinance on their Funding Activities

Source: CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor

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Monday, January 26, 2009

NEWS WIRE: Call for EU Legislation to Encourage Microcredit Schemes

Source: Europa Parliament.

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Monday, January 26, 2009

NEWS WIRE: Fitch Sees Microfinance Tested By Crisis

Source: Easy Bourse.

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Monday, January 26, 2009

NEWS WIRE: 3 Injured, 160 Arrested in Protests Over Micro-Loans in Nicaragua

Source: Latin America Herald Tribune.

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Monday, January 26, 2009

NEWS WIRE: A Stimulus Package for the World

Source: New York Times.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

NEWS WIRE: Korea: More low-income help on the way

Source: Joong Ang Daily.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

NEWS WIRE: CHF International Announces craigslist Founder Craig Newmark Supports Microfinance in the Palestinian Territories

Source: MarketWatch.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

NEWS WIRE: Swindlers Find Growing Market in Foreclosures

Source: The New York Times.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

NEWS WIRE: Africa: Which Way for MFI’s

Source: The African Executive.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

NEWS WIRE: PC viruses plague wire-transfer shops

Source: The Washington Times.

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Monday, January 19, 2009

NEWS WIRE: 3 Injured, 160 Arrested in Protests Over Micro-Loans in Nicaragua

Source: Latin American Herald Tribune.

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Monday, January 19, 2009

NEWS WIRE: EBRD signed one of the two syndicated loans with Access Bank

Source: ABC AZ.

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Friday, January 16, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: AccessBank Begins Accepting Utility Payments

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

MICROFINANCE EVENT: Engineers for Social Impact (E4SI) 2009 Fellowship Program

APPLICATIONS BECOME AVAILABLE ONLINE ON JANUARY 15, 2009 AND ARE DUE BY FEBRUARY 22, 2009.

Engineers for Social Impact (E4SI) has commenced its second annual rigorous recruitment process to match the most talented ten undergraduate students from fifteen elite Indian engineering schools with partner social enterprises that focus on development by means of sustainable for-profit entrepreneurship. E4SI fellowships promise to be highly entrepreneurial in a way that combines the best of consulting, technology, and social innovation. Fellows will gain unprecedented access to the development sector as they work with leading social entrepreneurs, attend leadership workshops at the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, and pitch their ideas to thought leaders as they join an outstanding cohort of exceptional young leaders.

Partner social enterprises for the 2009 edition of the E4SI fellowship program are leaders in microfinance, multiple bottom-line investment advisory, education, energy, and healthcare. Among them are: Ujjivan, Intelicap, iDiscoveri, and Solar Electric Light Company (SELCO India).

For more information on the Engineers for Social Impact fellowship and details on how to apply for the 2009 edition, please visit the E4SI website. Applications are due on February 22, 2009.

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

NEWS WIRE: Uganda: Interest rates still high despite competition

Source: Daily Monitor.

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