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India: Fusion Microfinance Raises Rs 5.2-Bn Funding Led by Warburg Pincus
December, 04 2018
India - This is one of the biggest equity fundraisings by an NBFC-MFI in the country and is also Warburg Pincus' first investment in the microfinance sector in India ...
Bangladesh: New Policy to Shield Farmers
December, 04 2018
Bangladesh - The central bank has taken an initiative to draw up a policy to shield farmers from high-cost farm loans disbursed by microfinance institutions (MFIs) ...
How Kenyan Women Are Changing Their Lives with a New Way to Buy Homes
December, 04 2018
Kenya - Female customers who could not afford to buy houses can now build them with a loan scheme ...
Elizabeth Littlefield, Former CGAP CEO: Not All Social Investment Has to Make a Market Return
December, 04 2018
Global - While she celebrates a mainstreaming of impact investment — revealed in the latest survey from the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) — she argues that attention must also be paid to the needs of investors who care more about social impact than financial return ...
Belize Credit Union League Partners with the IDB Lab and Global Affairs Canada to Pilot Green Microfinance Project
December, 03 2018
Belize - The Belize Credit Union League Ltd. (BCUL) has signed a project with the Inter-American Development Bank Lab (IDB Lab – formerly the Multilateral Investment Fund) to boost climate resilience of farmers and fisher-folk through green microfinance in Belize ...
Nigeria: NAICOM to Extend Bancassurance to Microfinance Banks
December, 03 2018
Nigeria - As part of efforts to increase insurance coverage, the National Insurance Commission and insurance companies are planning to extend the bancassurance strategy to the microfinance banks. Bancassurance is a method in which insurance companies sell their products through the banking channels to customers of the bank ...
The World Is My Oyster - The Birth of Blue Bonds in Seychelles
December, 03 2018
Seychelles - The oceans are a fundamental organ of the planet’s ecosystem, and this so-called blue bond is a critical step in specifically recognizing the value of marine related projects ...
World Bank Group Announces $200 billion over Five Years for Climate Action
December, 03 2018
Global - The World Bank Group today announced a major new set of climate targets for 2021-2025, doubling its current 5-year investments to around $200 billion in support for countries to take ambitious climate action. ...
Philippines: Hotbed for ‘Impact Investments’
December, 03 2018
Indonesia - Macroeconomic stability, a conducive regulatory environment, an increase in local consumption and growing recognition of social enterprises as drivers of development — these factors have made the Philippines the second largest market in Southeast Asia for impact investments, or investments that seek both social impact and financial return, says a report recently published by the nonprofit Global Impact Investing Network ...
Ghana: Bailout of All Microfinance Depositors Underway
December, 01 2018
Ghana - The Government of Ghana has accepted to refund all the retail deposits made with duly licensed but now collapsed micro-finance institutions ...

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