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Microcredit helps small businesses in Madagascar

Microcredit helps small businesses in Madagascar | development in developing world | Scoop.it
Justine Sija, 60, begins her day at 4am, when she buys catch from local fishermen to hawk on the streets of St Augustin Village, in Madagascar’s southern Atsimo-Andrefana Region.
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Responsible Microfinance: Not just loans - The Baptist Times - Baptisttimes

Responsible Microfinance: Not just loans - The Baptist Times - Baptisttimes | development in developing world | Scoop.it
Responsible Microfinance: Not just loans - The Baptist Times
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This is important because the criticisms Zach quotes - over-indebtedness, irresponsible lending and excessive interest rates - are confined to the micro-credit sector.
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The New Microfinance Handbook

The New Microfinance Handbook takes a market systems approach to financial inclusion, oriented by client needs.
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a great resource if you're interested in international development
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Client Protection and Microfinance: Crossing a Threshold - Huffington Post

Client Protection and Microfinance: Crossing a Threshold - Huffington Post | development in developing world | Scoop.it
Client Protection and Microfinance: Crossing a Threshold Huffington Post The global microfinance industry realized a significant and long-awaited goal this week with the introduction of Client Protection Certification as promoted by the Smart...
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it is great that the Micro-finance industry is introducing these principles to hold itself to a high standard

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Kiva.org: Week in Review: Microfinance helps spread clean energy ...

Kiva.org: Week in Review: Microfinance helps spread clean energy ... | development in developing world | Scoop.it
Triple Pundit put out a very interesting article this week highlighting how microfinance specifically can help bring sustainable energy to the quarter of the world's population that lives without it. Traditional energy infrastructure ...
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Microfinance instrumental to poverty eradication

Microfinance instrumental to poverty eradication | development in developing world | Scoop.it
Developing countries like Nigeria can use microfinance initiative to address poverty by widening people's access to finance especially the active poor. According to a study released by the International Finance Corporation ...
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how important Microfinance is

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Microfinance and Patriarchy: 'A Drift Away from Serving Women' - Forbes

Microfinance and Patriarchy: 'A Drift Away from Serving Women' - Forbes | development in developing world | Scoop.it
The following post was published on the Knowledge@Wharton website on January 16, 2013.
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Burkina Faso: women succeed with self-initiated microcredit system | panafricanvisions

Burkina Faso: women succeed with self-initiated microcredit system | panafricanvisions | development in developing world | Scoop.it
Burkina Faso: women succeed with self-initiated microcredit system http://t.co/0NdhAGuJ
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4 Lessons the Sharing Economy Can Learn From Microfinance - Triple Pundit

4 Lessons the Sharing Economy Can Learn From Microfinance - Triple Pundit | development in developing world | Scoop.it
Triple Pundit 4 Lessons the Sharing Economy Can Learn From Microfinance Triple Pundit the Simpsons SKS sharing economy rise of the sharing economy Muhammad Yunus Microfinance compartamos airbnb The connection between microfinance and sharing...
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Key Perspectives on Africa's Development in 2012 - Brookings Institution (blog)

Key Perspectives on Africa's Development in 2012 - Brookings Institution (blog) | development in developing world | Scoop.it
Key Perspectives on Africa's Development in 2012 Brookings Institution (blog) The Brookings Africa Growth Initiative 2013 Foresight Africa report highlights some of the key issues and events that are likely to impact on Africa's development this...
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this is a thoughtful paper on some of the important issues for the future of Africa.  Of particular interest is the section on inclusiveness, overcoming the rapidly growing economic disparity that is becoming so prevalent throughout Africa

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The New Who’s Who of International Development Blogging

The New Who’s Who of International Development Blogging | development in developing world | Scoop.it
The Updated Blogroll I realized the other day that I hadn’t updated my blogroll in about a year and a half. A lot has changed since then. Bill Easterly closed down the Aid Watch blog and is n...
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Five Talents in the News: 'It's Savings, It's Credit, It's Business Training' - Five Talents

Five Talents in the News: 'It's Savings, It's Credit, It's Business Training' - Five Talents | development in developing world | Scoop.it
Five Talents has received a lot of positive feedback from a recent article in the India press, including a comment posted at the end of the article by Hugh Sinclair, author of the book Confessions of a Microfinance Heretic.
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Banker Hails Mandatory Certification for Microfinance Operators - AllAfrica.com

Banker Hails Mandatory Certification for Microfinance Operators - AllAfrica.com | development in developing world | Scoop.it
Banker Hails Mandatory Certification for Microfinance Operators
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The CEO, Mr.
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Microfinance: What it is. What it is not. - PovertyCure Blog - PovertyCure

Microfinance: What it is. What it is not. - PovertyCure Blog - PovertyCure | development in developing world | Scoop.it
Microfinance is often equated with microcredit, but it’s more than that. In this video from the PovertyCure DVD Series, microfinance experts Ebow Graham, Muhammad Yunus, and Damian von Stauffenberg flesh out the bigger picture..
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Microfinance and the Ultra-poor

Microfinance and the Ultra-poor | development in developing world | Scoop.it
Just another WordPress site (RT @MicrofinanceWWB: Reviewing #microfinance capacity to reach ultra-poor via @socentinstitute http://t.co/KMwKsp7vx9)
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World Vision's Microfinance Program Celebrates its 10th Year ...

World Vision's Microfinance Program Celebrates its 10th Year ... | development in developing world | Scoop.it
Ten years ago, humanitarian organization World Vision began a microfinance program called VisionFund to provide small loans to families living in poverty.
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great to see WV in their expanded vision for development

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DFID Bloggers » What the future holds for international development

DFID Bloggers » What the future holds for international development | development in developing world | Scoop.it
There has been a huge amount of work going on in DFID over the last year, identifying areas where careful use of development aid can make the biggest difference to poor people's lives. The discipline of developing business ...
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IV. Module II: Linking Microfinance to Poverty Eradication

IV. Module II: Linking Microfinance to Poverty Eradication | development in developing world | Scoop.it
There is a fundamental linkage between microfinance and poverty eradication in that the
latter depends on the poor gaining access to, and control over, economically productive
resources, which includes financial resources.
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interesting perspective from the UN

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On the line: Delivering microfinance products on mobile networks | Financial Services | Papua New Guinea | Oxford Business Group

On the line: Delivering microfinance products on mobile networks | Financial Services | Papua New Guinea | Oxford Business Group | development in developing world | Scoop.it
RT @twestaway: Delivering microfinance products on mobile networks in #PNG #mobilemoney #financialinclusion http://t.co/HhgGbbn0
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Microcredit success in Mexico - Sierra Vista Herald

Microcredit success in Mexico - Sierra Vista Herald | development in developing world | Scoop.it
Microcredit success in Mexico
Sierra Vista Herald
The microcredit program works by providing small loans in the range of $200 to $1,200 dollars, to borrowing groups.
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Specialized Microfinance: A Loan Program Designed to Help African Farmers - Arabic Knowledge@Wharton

Specialized Microfinance: A Loan Program Designed to Help African Farmers - Arabic Knowledge@Wharton | development in developing world | Scoop.it
METADESC (Specialized Microfinance: A Loan Program Designed to Help African Farmers http://t.co/JNLfQQTY)
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There is hope for Haiti, despite what the critics say

There is hope for Haiti, despite what the critics say | development in developing world | Scoop.it
Prospery Raymond: Articles complaining about Haiti's inept recovery since the earthquake hit three years ago don't tell the full story (http://t.co/pG3YrXz2)...
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Microcredit 101: How do poor people borrow?

Kiva and Financial Access Institute (FAI), a consortium of leading development economists focused on substantially expanding access to quality financial services for low-income individuals, are partnering to bring you a three week...
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Create Change for #Women in Poverty through Microfinance.

Create Change for #Women in Poverty through Microfinance. | development in developing world | Scoop.it
Join Opportunity International's One Woman Holiday Challenge and double your impact. Thanks to a generous family, your dollar will be matched 1 to 1, but only if we raise $450,000 over the next 45 days.
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Want to contribute to lasting change in the developing world?  check out this link.

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Bonsai People - The Vision of Muhammad Yunus from microcredit to social business

Bonsai People - The Vision of Muhammad Yunus from microcredit to social business | development in developing world | Scoop.it
Bonsai People is a feature length documentary film that explores the work of Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus and his vision from microcredit to social business.
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Want to see the impact of Micro-Finance?  check out this video, free until Jan 6th.  Now imagine the transformation that is possible when the economic factors are taught in the context of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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