A two-pronged approach
July 19, 2012
Microfinance can be leveraged to address health care expenditure for the poor
Suzanne Skees writes about our project, Financing Healthier Lives, in the Huffington Post
February 17, 2012
Suzanne Skees, director of the Skees Family Foundation and writer, is a longtime supporter of Freedom from Hunger (FFH), a strategic partner of the Microcredit Summit Campaign in a new alliance to benefit 3.7 million of the world’s poor by combining microfinance and health. Ms. Skees is currently in India visiting FFH programs and wrote the following article on the Huffington Post.
$2 A Year Can Keep Mothers And Their Families Healthy In The Developing World
Laily Begum felt lucky to receive a $75 microloan for a sewing machine to launch her tailoring business. With the machine, she could produce a salwar kameez (tunic and pants) in just 2.5 hours. She found a corner in her one-room brick house in a village near Kolkata, India, that she shared with her husband and five children, and set to work, earning almost $1 for each outfit. Her husband, initially skeptical about Laily’s loan, watched her business grow to include four more machines, five employees — including her sons — and a second room added to their house.
To read the rest of the article, go to the Huffington Post: Global Motherhood.
Media Coverage of the State of the Microcredit Summit Campaign Report 2012
February 05, 2012
On November 10, 2011, four days before the Global Microcredit Summit 2011 held in Valladolid, Spain, Spanish Secretary of State for International Cooperation joined the Microcredit Summit Campaign in a press conference to launch the State of the Microcredit Summit Campaign Report 2012.
Editorial in ACP/EU Microfinance Newsletter #2
January 30, 2012
“The river of microfinance” by Larry Reed
Microfinance is like a river. A river that flows within its banks provides life and livelihoods to all the communities it passes through. But a river that overflows its banks can leave destruction and devastation in its wake.
To read more, download the ACP/EU Microfinance Newsletter #2.
Microcredit Borrowers Moving out of Poverty in India
August 16, 2011
Microfinance Focus reports: “Counting the net number of people who crossed from below the USD 1.25 a day consumption in India between 1990 and 2010, a study by India Development Foundation (IDF) shows that nearly 9 million Indian households involved in microfinance – including approximately 45 million family members moved above USD 1.25 threshold during the last two decades. View the article.
Local media coverage of Regional Microcredit Summit held in Nairobi, Kenya in April 2010
April 13, 2010
Watch local TV coverage of the Africa – Middle East Regional Summit held in Nairobi, Kenya April 7-10, 2010.
Sam Daley-Harris Featured in MIT Press Journal
July 21, 2009
This month’s MIT Press publication of its Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization Journal featured a piece by Kiva co-founder, Matt Flannery. Sam Daley-Harris was asked to respond to Flannery’s piece, “Kiva at Four”. Please CLICK HERE to view the journal and Sam’s piece.
Excerpt of Sam Daley-Harris’ Opening Ceremony Remarks from the Latin America-Caribbean Summit
June 17, 2009
Last week Sam Daley-Harris opened the Latin America-Caribbean Regional Microcredit Summit in Cartagena, Colombia. He shared the stage with, among others, Professor Muhammad Yunus and Colombia President Alvaro Uribe. Below is an excerpt of his remarks:
“…And I ask you to challenge yourselves to take your accomplishments to the next level-to build microfinance institutions that are at the cutting edge-that use microfinance to end poverty in your country, your region, and around the world…”
Sam Daley-Harris’ remarks, Global Center for Development and Democracy
March 26, 2009
Sam Daley-Harris speaks about advancing microfinance’s effectiveness and scope in Latin America at the Global Center for Development and Democracy in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The Future of Microcredit: At Home and Abroad
February 27, 2009
The Kojo Nnamdi Radio Show
88.5 FM American University National Public Radio
Broadcast on Thursday February 26, 2009
For more than 30 years, small loans have been making a big difference in developing countries. Now, some suggest microfinance institutions (MFIs) could make a strong impact by focusing on US-based entrepreneurs. We look at microcredit’s evolution, hear why some worry that success stories may be overblown, and learn how lessons from abroad might be applied to local small businesses.
<a href=”http://www.microcreditsummit.org/mcs_staff/#Sam%20Daley-Harris” title=”Sam Daley-Harris”>Sam Daley-Harris</a>, Director of the Microcredit Summit Campaign; also Founder and President of RESULTS Educational Fund
David Roodman, Research Fellow, Center for Global Development; Project Manager, Commitment to Development Index
Elisabeth Rhyne, Managing Director, Center for Financial Inclusion, ACCION International