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Noeleen Heyzer

Today we celebrate the fact that, in the hands of women, microfinance has become a powerful tool helping women transform their lives and the lives of their families and their communities. Microfinance is about much more than access to credit. It is about women gaining control over their lives. It is about women achieving economic …

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2000 Institutional Action Plans

Council of AdvocatesAgricultural Missions, USABread for the World, USACandle-Ends Sisterhood, SUDANCenter for Private Sector Development, SRI LANKACentre for Peace and Development, INDIACentre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific, BANGLADESHCivil Development Unit, SIERRA LEONEComite d’appiu au Developpment de Malantouen, CAMEROONCredit and Development Forum, BANGLADESHDiseno Limitada, COSTA RICAEcology Group, UKRAINEEuropean Baha’i Business Forum, FRANCEFonkoze …

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Addressing the global financial crisis and fluctuating food and fuel costs

The Microcredit Summit Campaign asked microfinance leaders (MF) and investors to respond to a series of questions on the global financial crisis and fluctuating food and fuel costs. Microfinance leaders were asked: How has your microfinance institution (MFI) been affected by the global financial crisis, or how do you see it being affected, and if …

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Volume 5, Issue 1: July, 2007

Welcome to the July, 2007 issue of Microcredit Summit E-News, a publication of the Microcredit Summit Campaign. Compartamos IPO: Microfinance Doing Good, or the Undoing of Microfinance? On April 20, 2007, the Mexican microfinance institution (MFI) Banco Compartamos completed an initial public offering (IPO) selling 30 percent ownership of the bank. The existing investors received $450 …

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Global Microcredit Summit 2006

REGISTER NOW!! The Global Microcredit Summit 2006 will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, November 12-15, 2006. Over 840 people from 75 countries have already registered for the meeting. The deadline for registration at a reduced rate is June 30. Visit the Global Microcredit Summit website to register online or download registration forms. The submission of an Institutional Action …

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