Posts Tagged ‘Livelihoods’

IFC invests $2.5M in Mexican distribution firm Mi Tienda

Microfinance Focus, Jan. 29, 2010: IFC, the World Bank's investment arm, has signed a long-term agreement with Sistema Integral de Abasto Rural, SA CV (Mi Tienda) to help the Mexican distribution company, known as Mi Tienda, expand its operations. IFC’s $2.5 million investment will help create more than 900 direct jobs and sustain the livelihoods of more than 25,000 rural retail store owners, most of whom ... Full story

ADB provides $30.7M to Cambodia’s livelihoods, microfinance program

Microfinance Focus, Dec. 10, 2009: The ABD will assist Cambodia develop microfinance institutions and rural livelihood service providers in Cambodia's Tonle Sap Basin region by providing $30.7 million in loans and grants program to aid a new Cambodia new initiative to boost income and food security in the region. Two of ADB’s development partners in Cambodia, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the Government ... Full story

MFIs should focus on quality microfinance: MicroSave director

MFIs should focus on quality microfinance: MicroSave director
Microfinance Focus, Nov. 12, 2009: Microfinance institutions should continue to focus on providing quality microfinance services rather than attempting to offer livelihoods services, said Graham A.N. Wright, Programme Director of MicroSave India, in an exclusive interview with Microfinance Focus. He pointed out that majority of institutions are focusing only on microfinance ... Full story

UNDP invites livelihoods proposals from Indian microfinance institutions

Microfinance Focus, Sept. 18, 2009: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), India office invites proposals from Micro-Finance Institutions (MFIs), Associations or Consortium of MFIs for the design of innovation support in financial products and services suited to the livelihood needs of poor women and men. The documents required are detailed description of the proposed model, methodology and work plan and budget requirements. The last date is Oct. ... Full story

MWG to hold seminar on women social micro-entrepreneurs

Microfinance Focus, Sept. 10, 2009: New York-based Microfinance Working Group will organise a seminar on “Women Social Micro-Entrepreneurs: The business of helping others” which will be held on Monday, September 14, 2009 at Room 30c, Goldman Sachs, 180 Maiden Lane in New York from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Full story

ACCESS, MDI launch Livelihoods India awards in memory of Sitaram

Microfinance Focus, Sept. 2, 2009: New Delhi-based ACCESS Development Services and Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon are jointly launching the ‘Sitaram Rao Livelihoods India Case Study Competition’ in memory of Mr. Sitaram Rao, the mentor and guru of the Indian Microfinance and Livelihoods movement who recently passed away. The competition aims to document motivating case studies to increase awareness on the livelihoods sector. The participants will ... Full story

UNDP helps Niger to boost livelihoods for women

Microfinance Focus, Sept.2, 2009: UNDP's economic recovery assistance programme in conflict-ridden Niger has benefitted about 1,200 women and girls, said a statement. The region suffers from both political instability and inequality between men and women. Many of the targeted women are disenfranchised, widowed, displaced or injured. Some have been the victims of rape. These women are for the first time being involved in productive activities. Several ... Full story
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