Posts Tagged ‘Citi Foundation’

Asia Microfinance Forum 2010 to focus on Financial Inclusion in Asia

Microfinance Focus, Aug 20, 2010: The Asia Microfinance Forum 2010 convened by the Banking With the Poor Network (BWTP) and organised by the Foundation for Development Cooperation (FDC) will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 12-15 of October 2010. Citi Foundation is Lead Sponsor and Hatton National Bank, the Local Host for this event. Microfinance Focus will be the official media partner of the ... Full story

Citi supports Grameen Foundation’s human capital management efforts in Microfinance

Microfinance Focus, Aug 6, 2010: Citi Foundation has awarded a grant of $100, 000 to Grameen Foundation for expanding its global program of addressing Human Capital Issues in Microfinance industry. The initiative helps MFIs address challenges with attracting, retaining, and developing the dedicated, talented staff they need to achieve their mission and attain more sustainable growth.  The foundation also received an additional $25,000 to support ... Full story

Foundation for Women’s Microcredit Program gets $10, 000 Citi grant

Microfinance Focus, Aug 4, 2010: The Foundation for Women has recently received a grant of $10, 000 from the Citi Foundation for its Local Microcredit Program through which it provides small loans and savings programs to impoverished women in San Diego. The Foundation for Women will use the grant to expand its local microcredit program and to meet community demand, which has increased with the economic ... Full story

Microfinance News Synopsis: Microfin cos want to be a UIDAI registrar

Microfinance Focus, July 7, 2010: Microfinance News Synopsis brings a compilation of industry headlines broadcasted by other news media from across the world. Microfin cos want to be a UIDAI registrar: Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN), which is the umbrella organisation for some 39-odd NBFC-turned microfinance players, has made a pitch before the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to become one of its registrars. Interestingly, MFIN ... Full story

Exclusive : Citi’s work and future strategies in microfinance

Exclusive : Citi’s work and future strategies in microfinance
By Vikash Kumar , Microfinance Focus, May 4, 2010: Microfinance Focus has taken exclusive interviews with Robert Annibale, Citi Foundation’s Global Director of Microfinance, and Pam Flaherty, Director of Citi Corporate Citizenship and CEO and President of the Citi Foundation who speaks extensively about Citi’s work and future strategies in microfinance and the role of donors. ... Full story

Citi Foundation marks a decade of support in Jordan with microfinance & education focus

Microfinance Focus , Dec. 29, 2009 : Citi Foundation, Citi's philanthropic arm, recently extended five new grants to the King Abullah II Fund for Development, Injaz ) a member of Junior Achievement Worldwide(, FINCA, Jordan Hashemite Fund for Human Development and Al-Aman Fund for the Future of Orphans in the form of financial aid and micro-finance support benefiting more than 150 Jordanian youths. This latest series ... Full story

Asia Microfinance Forum 2010 to address Asia’s mf industry development after crisis

Asia Microfinance Forum 2010 to address Asia’s mf industry development after crisis
Microfinance Focus, Nov. 11, 2009: The Asia Microfinance Forum 2010 will address the issues vital to Asia’s microfinance industry as it emerges from the current economic crisis, including regulation, financing, investment readiness, transparency, consumer protection, and MFI transformation, according to the official website release. Asia Microfinance Forum 2010 will take place October 12-15, 2010 in Colombo, ... Full story

MFTransparency gets $25,000 Grant from Citi

Microfinance Focus, Oct. 30, 2009 – MicroFinance Transparency (MFTransparency), championing transparent pricing in the microfinance industry, has been given $25,000 grant by the Citi Foundation. MFTransparency collects data on the interest and fees charged on each microfinance loan product in order to calculate the accurate, true price (Effective Interest Rate) on those loans. MFTransparency then posts that data along with educational materials for the ... Full story

Citi Group’s Michael Schlein to head ACCION International

Microfinance Focus, Sept. 11, 2009: ACCION International, a global leader in microfinance, has named Michael Schlein as its new President and CEO. Schlein, President of International Franchise Management at Citigroup, will succeed María Otero, who was recently appointed U.S. Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, said a statement. Full story
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