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  • New report shows how innovations in the microfinance sector are contributing to the goal to end extreme poverty by 2030

    Summary: The Microcredit Summit Campaign released "Resilience: The State of the Microcredit Summit Campaign Report, 2014" today. The report emphasizes the key role that actors in the financial ecosystem can play in helping end extreme po...
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  • BRAC declares Campaign Commitment to graduate 250,000 households from ultra-poverty

    Summary: The Microcredit Summit Campaign welcomes BRAC as the newest Campaign Commitment member, joining a global coalition to help 100 million families lift themselves out of extreme poverty. Washington, DC – The Microcredit Summi...
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  • Red Financiera Rural makes Campaign Commitment to implementing social performance measurement tools in Ecuador

    Summary: The Microcredit Summit Campaign welcomes Red Financiera Rural as the newest Campaign Commitment member, joining a global coalition to help 100 million families lift themselves out of extreme poverty.  Washington,...
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  • Microcredit Summit Campaign and Mexico’s Ministry of Economy Sign Agreement to Co-host the 17th Microcredit Summit; Registration Now Open

    Summary: Registration is now open for the 17th Microcredit Summit, a microfinance conference being held in Mexico this September 3-5. Leaders from the Microcredit Summit Campaign and the National Microenterprise Financing Program (PRONAFIM) se...
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  • Kashf Foundation announces Campaign Commitment focused on financial and social outcomes for clients

    Summary: The Microcredit Summit Campaign welcomes Kashf Foundation as the newest Campaign Commitment member, joining a global coalition to help 100 million families lift themselves out of extreme poverty.  ...
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  • Campaign Commitment from MicroEnsure will broaden reach of microinsurance to 10 million

    Summary: The Microcredit Summit Campaign welcomes MicroEnsure as the newest Campaign Commitment member, joining a global coalition to help 100 million families lift themselves out of extreme poverty.   ...
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  • Microcredit Summit Campaign announces newest Commitment: FAO to Disseminate Research that Enables Inclusive Agricultural Investments

    Summary: The Microcredit Summit Campaign welcomes the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) as the newest Campaign Commitment member, joining a global coalition to help 100 million families lift themselves out of extrem...
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  • Microcredit Summit Campaign announces newest Commitment: TCP Global to help grassroots organizations establish sustainable microfinance programs

    Summary: The Microcredit Summit Campaign welcomes TCP Global as the newest Campaign Commitment member, joining a global coalition to help 100 million families lift themselves out of extreme poverty. TCP Global commits to provide pro bono assistanc...
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  • 17th Microcredit Summit to be held in Mexico in partnership with PRONAFIM

    Summary: The 17th Microcredit Summit (September 3-5, 2014 in Merida, Mexico) will assemble high-level government officials, practitioners and their partners, multinational corporations, and others from around the world to discuss the "ne...
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  • New report shows how innovations in the microfinance sector are contributing to the goal to end extreme poverty by 2030

    Summary: The Microcredit Summit Campaign released "Resilience: The State of the Microcredit Summit Campaign Report, 2014" today. The report emphasizes the key role that actors in the financial ecosystem can play in helping end extreme po...
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  • Microcredit Summit Campaign announces newest Commitment: Women’s World Banking to roll out new Gender Performance Indicators to all of its network members by the end of 2015

    Summary: The Microcredit Summit Campaign welcomes Women’s World Banking as the newest Campaign Commitment member, joining a global coalition to help 100 million families lift themselves out of extreme poverty. Their Commitment will ensure th...
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  • Check out our newest Campaign Commitment: TCP Global to provide pro bono assistance to grassroots organizations

    Read the latest Campaign Bulletin.  Edition: April 30, 2014   TCP Global Announces a Campaign Commitment: TCP Global commits to provide pro bono assistance to grassroots organizations desiring to integrate microfinance pr...
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  • OUR DATES HAVE CHANGED! Join us for the 17th Microcredit Summit Sept 3-5 in Mérida, México

    Read the latest Campaign Bulletin.  Edition: April 21, 2014   Join us in Mérida, Mexico this September:  Together with our partner, PRONAFIM, we invite you to join us for the 17th Microcredit Summit in the cul...
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  • DEADLINE APPROACHING Submit your Workshop Proposals by April 4!

    Read the latest Campaign Bulletin.  Edition: April 3, 2014   Summit workshop proposals due April 4th:  The deadline our Summit workshop RFP is fast approaching! Don't miss out on the opportunity to share your inn...
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  • Microcredit Summit Campaign Announces Newest Commitment: Grameen Foundation to Advance the Practice of Poverty Measurement through the Progress out of Poverty Index®

    Summary: The Microcredit Summit Campaign welcomes Grameen Foundation as the newest Campaign Commitment member, announcing their intention to advance the understanding of how organizations are using the Progress out of Poverty Index®. Grameen F...
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  • Grameen Foundation Announces a Campaign Commitment

    Read the latest Campaign Bulletin.  Edition: March 25, 2014   Grameen Foundation Announces a Commitment:  Grameen Foundation announces their intention to advance the understanding of how organizations are using the P...
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  • Microcredit Summit Campaign Announces Newest Commitment: BRAC Maendeleo Tanzania to Expand Outreach to Vulnerable Girls in Tanzania

    Summary: The Microcredit Summit Campaign welcomes BRAC Maendeleo Tanzania as the newest Campaign Commitment member, announcing their intention to double their youth program, Empowerment and Livelihoods for Adolescents. BRAC Tanzania joins a global...
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  • SAVE THE DATE: Join us in Mexico this September for the 17th Microcredit Summit!

    Read the latest Campaign Bulletin.  Edition: March 19, 2014   Design a workshop for the 17th Microcredit Summit:  We are excited to announce that our next Summit will be September 8-10 and the theme is "Generati...
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  • The Campaign Bulletin: AGFUND Makes Progress on their Campaign Commitment

    Read the latest Campaign Bulletin.  Edition:  March 6, 2014   AGFUND Makes Progress on their Campaign Commitment:  We caught up with Mr. Al-Kahtani to learn about the progress they've made on their Commitmen...
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  • The Campaign Bulletin: Celebrate Global Money Week 2014

    Read the latest Campaign Bulletin here.  Edition:  February 10, 2014   Celebrate Global Money Week 2014:  Join us in celebrating Global Money Week 2014 this March 10th to 17th. Attend an event or host your own. ...
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  • Microcredit Summit Campaign And Child And Youth Finance International Celebrate Global Money Week 2014

    Summary: The Microcredit Summit Campaign celebrates Global Money Week 2014 (March 10th to 17th) together with Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI) to raise awareness of the importance of financial education and financial inclusion for chil...
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  • The Campaign Bulletin: Support Local MFIs in Disaster Relief for the Philippines

    Read the latest Campaign Bulletin here.  Edition:  November 14, 2013   Support Typhoon Haiyan-Yolanda relief efforts:  Thousands left without shelters, safe drinking water, and food after Typhoon Haiyan in the P...
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  • The Campaign Bulletin: Relive the 2013 Partnerships against Poverty Summit

    Read the latest Campaign Bulletin here.  Edition:  November 14, 2013   Highlights from the 2013 Summit:  The 2013 Partnerships against Poverty Summit opened with calls from world leaders for microfinance to be p...
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  • Freedom from Hunger and the Microcredit Summit Campaign Announce Commitment to the 100 Million Project

    WASHINGTON, DC (October 29, 2013) – Freedom from Hunger and the Microcredit Summit Campaign have joined a global campaign to help 100 million families lift themselves out of extreme poverty, as a first step toward reaching the end of poverty...
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  • 2013 Microcredit Summit Delegates Commit to Help End Extreme Poverty.

    MANILA, PHILIPPINES (October 14, 2013) – Friday concluded a groundbreaking Microcredit Summit in which 17 microfinance institutions, technology firms, investors, and other institutions—leaders in their respective fields—made bold...
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  • Microcredit Summit Delegates Endorse Declaration Calling for the Independence of Grameen Bank

    Manila, Philippines (October 11, 2013) – On day 3 of the summit, the 800 delegates at the 2013 Microcredit Summit: Partnerships against Poverty (http://partnershipsagainstpoverty.org/) , hosted by the Microcredit Summit Campaign and the Micr...
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  • Convergences World Forum Next Week

    The 6th edition of the Convergences World Forum will be held from 17th to 19th September 2013 in Paris, France. At the international level, Convergences World Forum is a major event on the challenges of co-construction of a sustainable and fai...
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  • Ending Poverty Action Retreat - Pre-Summit Event

    Pre-Summit Event: Ending Poverty Action Retreat, 8 October 2013, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Traders Hotel World Bank President, Jim Kim, has called for the end of extreme poverty by 2030. This invitational event will bring together 3...
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  • International Labour Organization official joins the Microcredit Summit Campaign Executive Committee.

    Summary: International Labour Organization (ILO) Assistant Director General for Policy, José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, joins the Microcredit Summit Campaign leadership to help guide the Campaign’s mission to promote the kind of microf...
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  • Temenos becomes newest sponsor for the 2013 Microcredit Summit to join in support of the movement to eradicate poverty.

    Washington, DC (June 30) - The Microcredit Summit Campaign today announced that Temenos, Johnson & Johnson, and the World Savings Banks Institute join Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (the Central Bank of the Philippines) as sponsors of the 20...
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  • Zainab Salbi and 27 other development leaders to guide 2013 Microcredit Summit agenda

    Washington, DC (May 29) – The Microcredit Summit Campaign today announced the composition of the Advisory Committee for the 2013 Microcredit Summit: Partnerships against Poverty. The Advisory Committee is a group of highly respected, experie...
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  • Muhammad Yunus and Governor of the Central Bank of the Philippines attending the 2013 Microcredit Summit. Registration is now open.

    Washington, DC (April 22) – Today, the Microcredit Summit Campaign, a project of RESULTS Educational Fund, launched registration for the upcoming 2013 Microcredit Summit: Partnerships against Poverty, to be held in the Philippines from Octob...
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  • Some 2.5 Million People in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru Benefiting from Integrated Health and Microfinance Services

    La Paz, Bolivia – On April 12, Freedom from Hunger released a new report titled Integrated Health and Microfinance:  Harnessing the Strength of Two Sectors to Improve Health and Alleviate Poverty in the Andes at an event hosted by PROCO...
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  • Findings from the Seal of Excellence Beta Tests

    Re-posted from the Seal of Excellence website The Pro-Poor Seal of Excellence recently concluded a beta testing phase with seven microfinance institutions representing a variety of regions, sizes, and legal forms. The following are the high le...
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  • Help Set the Agenda at the 2013 Partnerships against Poverty Summit

      October 9-11, 2013 – Manila, Philippines The 2013 Microcredit Summit will focus on Partnerships against Poverty: Finance, Government, Business, and Civil Society. We will delve into some of the most advanced and successful exa...
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  • Microfinance: Measuring and Maximizing Impact

    You're Invited Microfinance: Measuring and Maximizing Impact April 18, 2013, 2 PM, REGISTER NOW Please join our distinguished panel to explore strategies and perspectives for the banking industry to maximize corporate social ...
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  • Microfinance Reaches Fewer of World’s Poorest in 2011

      WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 5) - In 2011, 13 million fewer of the world's poorest families received access to microcredit and other financial services than had in 2010, according to a report titled Vulnerability: The ...
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  • The Philippines to host the 2013 Microcredit Summit: Partnerships against Poverty

      Washington, D.C. - Today, the Microcredit Summit Campaign, a project of RESULTS Educational Fund, in partnership with the Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc.(MCPI), announced that the 2013 Partnerships agai...
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  • Launch event for Vulnerability: The State of the Microcredit Summit Campaign Report, 2013

      Join the Microcredit Summit Campaign launch event of Vulnerability: The State of the Microcredit Summit Campaign Report, 2013 onTuesday, February 5th from 3 to 5 PM at Busboys and Poets (14th & V St, NW) in ...
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  • Plenaries at Day Two of MCS Examine Challenges, Opportunities in Microfinance & Social Business

    VALLADOLID, SPAIN (Nov. 16) -- Day two of the Global Microcredit Summit 2011, Nov. 15, examined one of the central debates in microfinance: the challenges and solutions considered since the problems that occurred last year in the Indian state of A...
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  • Pathways out of Poverty for the Poorest: The 100 Million Project

      Can microfinance and enterprise development be part of the journey out of poverty for 100 million families? The Microcredit Summit Campaign has developed the 100 Million Project to galvanize energy around a global goal of ...
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  • Outcry over Government of Bangladesh Move to Nationalize Grameen Bank

    Washington, D.C.: On September 18th, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the “Grameen Bank (Amendment) Bill, 2012” into law despite the boycott by independent lawmaker MP Fazlul Azim. This amendment effectively nationalizes a bank i...
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  • Microfinance Institutions Reaching 3.8 Million Clients in India with Health Protection Services

    New Delhi, India (June 28, 2012) - On June 28, Freedom from Hunger, the Microcredit Summit Campaign, and the Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar released a new report titled Integrated Health and Microfinance in India: Harness...
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  • Microcredit Summit Campaign and Freedom from Hunger Form Alliance to Benefit 3.7 Million of the World's Poor Through Combining Microfinance and Health

    WASHINGTON, DC (January 23, 2012) -- The Microcredit Summit Campaign and Freedom from Hunger today announced that they have entered into a strategic alliance to reach more than 700,000 microfinance clients with health education and services over t...
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  • New Alliance to Benefit 3.7 Million of the World’s Poor by Combining Microfinance & Health

    WASHINGTON, DC (January 23) — The Microcredit Summit Campaign and Freedom from Hunger today announced that they have entered into a strategic alliance to reach more than 700,000 microfinance clients with health education and services over th...
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  • Closing Day of Plenaries at 2011 Global MCS Focuses on Agriculture, Energy & the “Last Mile”

    For more information: Dalia Palchik +1-303-748-6484 (USA) +34 91 307.67.30 (Spain) Palchik[at]microcreditsummit[dot]org Valladolid, Spain (Nov. 17) – In the closing day of workshops and plenaries at the Global Microcredit Summit ...
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  • Seal of Excellence will help the microfinance sector further its social mission

      VALLADOLID, SPAIN (Nov. 15) -- At the Global Microcredit Summit, the Global Advisory Committee for the Seal of Excellence assured attendees that the seal will help the microfinance sector to further its social endeavours. At th...
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  • Queen Sofía of Spain and Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus Open Global Microcredit Summit 2011

      VALLADOLID, SPAIN (Nov. 14) — The Queen of Spain joined Nobel Laureate and Grameen Bank Founder Muhammad Yunus, Spanish Secretary of State for Development Cooperation Soraya Rodriguez Ramos, Spanish Minister of Foreign Affair...
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  • 2,000 Poverty Fighters Expected to Join Queen of Spain for Global Microcredit Summit

    VALLADOLID, SPAIN – Nov. 14 – Today, some 2,000 poverty fighters from more than 100 countries will join the Queen of Spain, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus and Danone Chairman Franck Riboud in this historic Spanish city ...
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  • 137 Million of World’s Poorest Received a Microloan in 2010

      For more information: Dalia Palchik  +1-303-748-6484 (USA)  +34 91 307.67.30 (Spain) Palchik[at]microcreditsummit[dot]org VALLADOLID, SPAIN (Nov. 10) — More than 137.5 million of the world&rsqu...
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  • 45 Million Indians Move Above $1.25 A Day

      WASHINGTON, DC - According to a report released by the Microcredit Summit Campaign, a program of the US-based advocacy group RESULTS Educational Fund, nearly 9 million Indian households involved in microfinance - including approxim...
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  • Record 128 Million of World’s Poorest Received a Micro-Loan in 2009

      WASHINGTON, DC — More than 128 million of the world’s poorest families received a microloan in 2009—an all-time high, according to a reportreleased today by the Microcredit Summit Campaign. Assuming an averag...
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