Microfinance India Summit 2013 Workshop On Transforming The Lives Of Poor Clients


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Learn how you can help ensure that microfinance is part of the movement to end extreme poverty by 2030. EspañolFrançais Continue reading

New Partnerships against Poverty: Health and Financial Services


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When hundreds of millions of women like Alpana can enjoy health, savings, good work, and a sense of achievement and security for their families, we will know that our job is done EspañolFrançais Continue reading

Reflections from the 2013 Summit – Last and third day + Closing Ceremony!


The third and final day of our Summit was just as eventful and exciting as the first two. The day started off with the “Social Business: Creating solutions for social problems” plenary, moderated by Imelda Nicolas, Secretary of the Commission … Continue reading

Reflections from the 2013 Summit: Summary of Day 1, October 9th 2013 OPENING CEREMONY… and Preview of Day 2, October 10th 2013


The opening ceremony started of with a speech from Mr. Larry Reed, the Director of the Microcredit Summit Campaign and  Mrs. Mila Mercado Bunker, the President of Ahon sa Hirap, Inc. (ASHI), and Chairperson of the Microfinance Council of the … Continue reading

Reflections from the 2013 Summit: Press Conference; Expanding Value Chains to Include the Poor


The key question in this workshop session was how to help include the poor in value chains; poor producers are generally too small to transact directly with large buyers. This exclusion leads to the poor selling to small poor buyers … Continue reading

Reflections from the 2013 Summit: Karen Davila Interviews Dr. Mohammad Yunus!!!


The living legend is in the house! Dr. Mohammad Yunus was interviewed by our very own Karen Davila during the plenary this morning. What an Honor! He is the founder of Grameen Bank and since has been called the “father … Continue reading

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim to make a statement at the 2013 Summit


Earlier this year, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, who will be delivering a call to action at the 2013 Partnerships against Poverty Summit in Manila, announced a new agenda for ending extreme poverty by 2030 as a global community and … Continue reading

Institutional Action Plan Raffle Winner: Muslim Aid Bangladesh


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Poor people’s access to formal financial institutions is denied for they lack collateral and other security. The formal banking system deprives them of the right to borrow, save and invest in profit rearing activities and it is a major reason … Continue reading