MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: IKEA Foundation Donating $6m to Habitat for Humanity to Improve Homes in India, Kenya

The IKEA Foundation, an affiliate of the Sweden-founded IKEA group of furniture companies, recently announced a donation of EUR 5.3 million (USD 6 million) to Habitat for Humanity, a US-based nonprofit that aims to provide safe housing options for people in need.

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: WeConnect, Airbnb, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, HP Make Commitments to Women, Entrepreneurship, Education at 12th, Final Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

At the recent 12th annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), a program of the US-based nonprofit Clinton Foundation, various organizations made 25 new commitments worth USD 70 million as part of the “Girls, Women and the Global Goals” project, which is intended to “advance women’s economic participation, address violence against girls and women, and promote women’s leadership in the public and private sectors”,

MICROFINANCE EVENT: 4th Africa Financial Services Investment Conference (AFSIC); May 4-6, 2016; London, United Kingdom

Event Name: 4th Africa Financial Services Investment Conference (AFSIC)

Event Dates: May 4-6, 2016

Event Location: The Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel; London, United Kingdom

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: 2013 CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor) Microfinance Photo Contest Accepting Entries Through October 2

CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor), a US-based, nonprofit policy and research center that aims to facilitate the provision of financial access to poor people, has opened its annual photo contest and seeks entries of original images that capture the impact of microfinance on poor households. Participants may submit up to 20 images.