Microcredit Summit

See How Microcredit is Changing Africa…

The Africa Region Microcredit Summit invites you to tour microcredit programs in five different countries to see how microcredit is changing the face of Africa. Visit… …Uganda and see how microentrepeneurs are more financially able to take care of AIDS orphans— see how their success enables them to feed, house, educate and care for their …

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More than 100 Million of World’s Poorest Benefit from Microcredit

New York, N.Y.— More than 106 million of the world’s poorest families received a microloan in 2007, surpassing a goal set ten years earlier, according to a report released today by the Microcredit Summit Campaign. Microloans are used to help people living in extreme poverty start or expand a range of tiny businesses such as …

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Intro

Altagracia DamianAltagracia Damian started a tiny ceramics business in the Dominican Republic. She believes that development, whether personal or professional, is the result of human and economic resources. Alemnesh GeressuAlemnesh Geressu is one member of the Women’s Poverty Lending Program of CRS/Ethiopia (operated in collaboration with the local counterpart, Meki Vicariate, 110 km southeast of …

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Nurjahan

Nurjahan is a borrower of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh. Her name means “the light of the world.” Abandoned by her parents at three months of age and raised by a neighbor, Nurjahan was married at twelve only to be abandoned by her husband a year later, while three months pregnant. She returned to the family who had raised …

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