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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

MICROFINANCE EVENT: Affordability, Profitability and Use of Electronic G2P Payment Systems, March 14, 2012, Online Chat

Event Name: Affordability, Profitability and Use of Electronic G2P Payment Systems

Event Date: 11:00 am to 11:30 am eastern US time, March 14, 2012

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Imp-Act Consortium, Social Performance Management Network Seek Microfinance Elements Adding Most Value for Clients

Imp-Act Consortium, a UK-based network of microfinance organizations interested in social performance management, has launched an initiative to discover: “What works for clients?”. Continue Reading »

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Monday, March 12, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Estonian Lending Website isePankur.ee Launches Social Banking Software

The Estonian peer-to-peer lending website isePankur.ee has partnered with Helmes, an Estonian information technology company, to sell social banking software and related support services. Continue Reading »

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Monday, March 12, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Kenyan Mobile Money Transfer Service M-Pesa Lowers Minimum Transaction Size to $0.12, Cuts Fees for Small Transfers

Safaricom, a Kenyan telecommunication company, recently announced that users of its mobile money transfer service M-Pesa will now be able to send amounts as low as KES 10 (USD 0.12), down from the previous minimum of KES 50 (USD 0.61). Continue Reading »

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Scaling Up Nationwide Financial Literacy Program (NFLP)

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) reportedly has launched the Nationwide Financial Literacy Program (NFLP) to educate low-income Pakistanis on financial concepts through workshops and television and radio programming. Continue Reading »

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Roshan of Afghanistan to Add Western Union Services to M-Paisa Mobile Money

Afghanistan-based telecommunications provider Roshan and US-based Western Union have announced plans to offer Western Union money transfers into mobile phone accounts in Afghanistan through the mobile financial services platform M-Paisa. Continue Reading »

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Friday, March 9, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Telefonica’s “mWallet” to Enable Mobile Payments in South America, Europe

Spanish telecommunications company Telefonica and Sybase 365, a division of German software firm SAP, reportedly are developing mWallet, a mobile wallet that will “allow Telefonica’s 300 million customers in 26 countries around the world make mobile financial transactions.” Continue Reading »

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Friday, March 9, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Federación de Nacional de Cooperativas de Ahorro y Crédito (FENACOAC), World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) Support Microfinance in Guatemala, Mexico with $4m Rural Technology Cooperative Program

The World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), a US-based trade association for credit unions in 51 countries, and Federación de Nacional de Cooperativas de Ahorro y Crédito (FENACOAC), an association of credit unions and cooperatives in Guatemala, is using technology to assist rural farmers in Guatamala and Mexico in achieving financial stability. Continue Reading »

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: WEMAN Global Launches Gender Finance Resources, Promotes Gender Mainstreaming

WEMAN Global, a program of Dutch nonprofit Oxfam Novib that advocates for gender justice in economic institutions, has added a new section to its webpage on gender finance resources. Continue Reading »

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

MICROFINANCE PUBLICATION ROUND-UP: Geographies of Need and Microfinance Providers in Nigeria, Role of Government in Financial Inclusion, Mobile Money Service and Poverty Reduction in Kenya

“Exploratory Analysis of Local Geographies of Need and the Proximity of Microfinance Service Providers in Nigeria;” Dr Adegbola A Ojo and Scott Gaul; published by Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX); January 2012; 14 pages; available at: http://www.themix.org/sites/default/files/MBB- Exploratory Analysis of Local Geographies of Need and the Proximity of Microfinance Service Providers in Nigeria_0.pdf

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

MICROFINANCE EVENT: Hanson Wade MF Tech 2012 Conference, June 26-27, 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Event Name: MF Tech 2012 Conference

Event Date: June 26 to June 27, 2012

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Monday, March 5, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Microfinance and Microenterprise Enhancement Act of 2011 to Further USAID’s Financial Inclusion Concepts

The United States Senate recently introduced the Microfinance and Microenterprise Enhancement Act of 2011, which proposes that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) focus its financial inclusion efforts on incorporating the use of technology and serving vulnerable groups, very poor people and women, [2]. Continue Reading »

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Monday, March 5, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Grameen Foundation Spins Off Mifos Microfinance Institution Software to Open Source Community

Mifos is a software package used to manage the data of microfinance institutions. The software is “open-source” meaning that it is free of charge and can be edited to meet local needs. Continue Reading »

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Monday, March 5, 2012

MICROFINANCE PUBLICATION ROUND-UP: Social Cash Transfers and Financial Inclusion, Investment and Microfinance Repayment Crises, Cashless Funeral Microinsurance

“Social Cash Transfers and Financial Inclusion: Evidence from Four Countries;” by Chris Bold, David Porteous and Sarah Rotman; published by CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor); February 2012; 28 pages; available at: http://www.cgap.org/p/site/c/template.rc/1.9.56877/ Continue Reading »

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Monday, March 5, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: National Automotive Council of Nigeria Launches $6.3m Microcredit Facility for Mechanics

The National Automotive Council (NAC), an agency of the Nigerian government, is planning to formally launch a NGN 1 billion (USD 6.3 million) microcredit facility for cooperatives of 10 to 20 automotive mechanics. Continue Reading »

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Monday, March 5, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Fiji Implements Electronic Government-to-Person (G2P) Payment Program, Reports 81% Financial Inclusion Rate

The government of Fiji, through its Department of Social Welfare, is promoting financial inclusion through implementation of an electronic government-to-person (G2P) payment program, which includes access to no-fee bank accounts to previously unbanked recipients. Continue Reading »

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF), Pakistan Microfinance Network (PMN) Launch MicroEYE Information Mapping Tool

The Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF), a public-private partnership, and the Pakistan Microfinance Network (PMN), a network of 20 microfinance providers in Pakistan, have launched MicroEYE, a tool that maps the competitive landscape of microfinance in Pakistan. Continue Reading »

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: In Kenya, Fraud Cases Embarrass Mobile Money Industry

Recent cases of fraud threaten to undermine trust in money transfers by mobile phone, a service which has increased financial inclusion in many countries. Continue Reading »

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