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Monday, February 10, 2014

MICROFINANCE EVENT: Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship (APTE) to Host “2014 Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship Summit,” March 22, 2014, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Event Name: 2014 Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship (APTE) Summit

Event Date: March 22, 2014

Event Location: Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA Continue Reading »

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Al-Amal Microfinance Bank of Yemen to Receive $4.2m Donation from Saudi Fund for Development

The Al-Amal Microfinance Bank of Yemen has received a donation of USD 4.2 million from the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), the international aid agency of the Saudi government [1]. Continue Reading »

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Saturday, February 8, 2014

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: MicroCred Holding Raises $11m in Equity from Danish Microfinance Partners

MicroCred Holding, a French microfinance investment company that was created by French NGO PlaNet Finance, has raised EUR 8.4 million (USD 11.4 million) in equity funding through an issue of new shares to Danish Microfinance Partners (DMP), a Danish investment fund that invests in micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). Continue Reading »

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Friday, February 7, 2014

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Sanad Fund for MSME Loans $500k to Reef Finance in Palestinian Territories for On-Lending to Rural Clients

The Sanad Fund for Micro-, Small and Medium-Enterprise (MSME), a Luxembourg-based investment company that funds financial institutions in the Middle East and North Africa, has agreed to issue a senior loan facility worth USD 500,000 to Reef Finance, a nonprofit microfinance institution (MFI) that operates in the Palestinian Territories of West Bank and Gaza. Continue Reading »

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Friday, February 7, 2014

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Switzerland-based responsAbility Participations Completes Capital Increase of $26m to Increase Investments in Developing-Country Banks

ResponsAbility Participations AG, a Swiss investment company, reportedly has completed a capital increase of CHF 23.5 million (USD 26.4 million), bringing the company’s total equity capital to CHF 42.4 million (USD 47.6 million). Continue Reading »

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Friday, February 7, 2014

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: India Post, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Partner to Provide Mobile Money Services

The Indian postal department, India Post, reportedly is partnering with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), a telecommunications company owned by the Indian government, to provide instant money transfers through cellular phones. Continue Reading »

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Friday, February 7, 2014

MICROFINANCE EVENT: Uniglobal to Host 10th Annual “Global Microfinance Forum,” March 20 – 21, 2014, Vienna, Austria

Event Name: 10th Global Microfinance Forum

Event Date: March 20 – 21, 2014

Event Location: Renaissance Wien Hotel, Vienna, Austria Continue Reading »

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: International Finance Corporation (IFC) Loans $20m to Attawfiq Micro-Finance for Microlending in Morocco

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a US-based development finance institution and a member of the US-based World Bank Group, recently loaned USD 20 million to Attawfiq Micro-Finance, a nonprofit microfinance institution (MFI) based in Casablanca, Morocco, for onlending to microenterprises in an effort to further Morocco’s economic development. Continue Reading »

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: African Women Invited to Apply for MasterCard Foundation Scholarships for Sustainable Microenterprise and Development Program (SMDP) in Ghana by February 7, 2014

MasterCard Foundation, a Canadian organization founded by the US-based payments firm MasterCard, is offering an undisclosed number of scholarships, ranging from USD 1,000 to USD 4,500, for women in Africa who have at least two years of work experience in the microenterprise development field to attend the Sustainable Microenterprise and Development Program (SMDP), an educational workshop that will be held in the Accra, Ghana, from March 10-21, 2014. Continue Reading »

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Lends $14m to Societe Generale Banka Montenegro to Support On-Lending for Housing

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), a multilateral institution headquartered in London, is lending EUR 10 million (USD 13.5 million) to Societe Generale Banka Montenegro, a subsidiary of French banking group Societe Generale, for on-lending to individual borrowers to finance long-term residential mortgages in Montenegro. Continue Reading »

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Chinese Internet Companies Alibaba, Baidu Offer Financial Services Through Subsidiaries Yu’e Bao, Baifa

Internet companies in China reportedly are increasing financial inclusion through services such as Yu’e Bao, an online savings and investment product of e-commerce player Alibaba Group, and Baifa, an online “wealth management” product launched by search engine Baidu [1]. Continue Reading »

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

MICROFINANCE EVENT: Incofin Investment Management to Host “Microfinance Does Work,” February 11, 2014, Brussels, Belgium

Event Name: Microfinance Does Work

Event Date: March 12, 2014

Event Location: The Kaaitheater, Brussels, Belgium Continue Reading »

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

MICROFINANCE PUBLICATION ROUND-UP: Effectiveness of Microfinance in Cambodia; Scaling Up in Agriculture and Development; Mobile Savings in Ecuador

“AMK Cambodia – Have AMK loans helped its clients improve their overall wellbeing?”, published by Angkor Mikroheranhvatho Kampuchea (AMK); January 2014; 12 pages; available at https://www.incofin.com/sites/default/files/attachments/newsitems/Change%20Study_AMK_2014.pdf

This report explores the results of a five-year study of the effectiveness of Angkor Mikroheranhvatho Kampuchea (AMK), a Cambodian microfinance institution, in helping increase its clients’ livelihoods through microcredit services. Continue Reading »

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

MICROFINANCE EVENT: New Ventures Mexico to Host 4th Annual “Latin American Impact Investment Forum (FLII),” February 18 – 20, 2014, Merida, Mexico

Event Name: Latin American Impact Investment Forum (Foro Latinoamericano de Inversion de Impacto)

Event Date: February 18 – 20, 2014

Event Location: Hyatt Regency, Merida, Mexico Continue Reading »

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Monday, February 3, 2014

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Triodos Investment Management Loans $1m each to Advans Banque Congo, Microfinance Institution (MFI) Vitas Jordan

Triodos Investment Management, a subsidiary of Netherlands-based Triodos Bank, reportedly has loaned USD 1 million to Advans Banque Congo, a commercial bank, and JOD 705,000 (USD 1 million) to Amman-based microfinance institution (MFI) Vitas Jordan. Continue Reading »

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Monday, February 3, 2014

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Student Microfinance Movement “Month of Microfinance” to Promote Dialogue about Client-centered Microfinance During April 2014

The Student Microfinance Movement, a US-based network of student organizations, recently announced that it will celebrate its annual “Month of Microfinance” during April 2014. Continue Reading »

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Monday, February 3, 2014

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Absolute Portfolio Management Loans $18m from Dual Return Funds to Microfinance Institutions in Asia, Latin America

Absolute Portfolio Management (APM), an Austrian firm that invests in microfinance and other sectors, recently disbursed loans totaling USD 18.5 million for microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ecuador, El Salvador, Georgia, India, Peru, Sri Lanka and Tajikistan [1]. Continue Reading »

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to Loan $25m to Belvnesheconombank (BelVEB) of Belarus to Support On-lending to Micro-, Small, Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs)

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), a UK-based multilateral development bank, recently announced that it will extend a 5-year loan of USD 25 million to Belvnesheconombank (BelVEB), a Belarus-based commercial bank owned by Russia’s Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank), the Belarusian development ministry, and the Minsk City Territorial Fund of State Property, the Belarusian municipal development fund. Continue Reading »

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