Posts Tagged ‘Ecuador’

Utiba Americas, Globalcash to offer mCommerce to unbanked Ecuadorians

Microfinance Focus, May 27, 2010: Utiba Americas, a subsidiary of Alternet Systems Inc, has entered into an agreement to provide mobile commerce platform services to Globalcash S.A. in Ecuador. Utiba Americas is deploying a SaaS (Software as a Service) platform in the Americas and the Caribbean region, with a focus on m-Commerce and mobile financial services including mobile remittances, micro finance and mobile banking. Globalcash, ... Full story

There is still a funding shortage for smaller MFIs in Latin America: CEO, Envest

There is still a funding shortage for smaller MFIs in Latin America: CEO, Envest
By Matthew Fuchs Jan. 15, 2010: With its mature and dynamic microfinance sector, Latin America is one of the world’s largest microfinance investment markets. As a result, the region’s response to the financial crisis has profound implications for microfinance investment globally. To gauge the current state of the investment climate in Latin America, Microfinance Focus has ... Full story

India ranked 4 in IFC-sponsored Global Index on Microfinance

Microfinance Focus, Oct. 5, 2009: A new report on microfinance sponsored by International Finance Corporation has ranked India number four while Peru topped the list among surveyed countries for having the best business conditions for microfinance. This is the second year in a row that Peru tops the charts in the Microscope Index, part of the microfinance report, which also is sponsored by the Multilateral ... Full story

IFAD approves $218 million for rural poverty works worldwide

By Naagesh, N. Microfinance Focus, Sept. 17, 2009: At its board meeting in Rome, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has approved $161.56 million in loans and $56.26 million in grants for projects helping smallholder farmers adapt to a changing climate and contributing to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Full story
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