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How Fintech Can Help Break The Health Poverty Trap
April, 29 2021
Global - Healthcare costs drive 65 mil people across Asia into extreme poverty every year. Bringing together Fintech and healthcare will make it easier to choose, save for, and pay for high-quality health services ...
Cambodia: Microfinance Body Calls for More Lending
April, 28 2021
Cambodia - Cambodia Microfinance Association (CMA) on April 27 urged its members to release more credit to customers as the spread of Covid-19, exacerbated by the February 20 community transmission is having a huge impact on all businesses, especially in Phnom Penh and Takmao town ...
India: CDC Group to Invest Rs 250 CR in Fourth Partner Energy
April, 28 2021
India - CDC Group, the UK's development finance institution (DFI) and impact investor, on Wednesday announced Rs 250 crore investment into Fourth Partner Energy, India's leading solar energy company for commercial and industrial businesses ...
Matt Damon and Gary White: Invest in Women to Solve the Water and Sanitation Crisis
April, 27 2021
Global - Twelve years ago, we set out to prove the value of investing in access to safe water and toilets for people at the base of the economic pyramid. Now, with the lessons of a global pandemic well embedded in our consciousness, it’s clearer than ever that the water and sanitation crisis simply has to be solved—by our generation of investors, right now ...
Unlocking Financing for Investment into Education
April, 26 2021
Global - The precarious economic outlook for emerging markets is also building hesitation within new investors to financing education opportunities targeting underserved communities. Alternative financing approaches like blended finance are offering a pathway to attract investors and engage private capital on market terms ...
India: Solar Rooftop Firm Raises INR 18 Crore
April, 21 2021
India - Solar rooftop solutions provider Freyr Energy on Wednesday said it has raised INR 18 crore from Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures, Schneider Electric Energy Access Asia and C4D Partners ...
Ugandan Fintech Numida Secures $2.3 Million
April, 14 2021
Uganda - Uganda-based fintech startup Numida has secured $2.3-million in a seed funding round led by MFS Africa with participation from DRK Foundation, Equilibria Capital, and Segal Family Foundation alongside angel investors ...
Bangladesh Launches First Green Bond
April, 12 2021
Bangladesh - With the World Bank celebrating the success of a solar home system installation program which has provided electricity to an estimated 20 million people, an NGO has floated a near $12 million environmental investment which could drive further PV capacity ...
Big Brands Join $1-Billion Forest Conservation Push for SE Asia
April, 09 2021
South-East Asia - The Rimba Collective, developed by Lestari Capital, a Singapore-based impact investment firm, will fund projects that protect and restore more than 500,000 hectares (1.2 million acres) of tropical forests in Indonesia and the region ...
Cambodia: ABC, CMA Set Out Six Debt Relief Measures
April, 07 2021
Cambodia - The Association of Banks in Cambodia (ABC) and Cambodia Microfinance Association (CMA) on April 7 ordered members to adopt six measures of financial relief in light of the economic fallout and depressed incomes caused by the February 20 community transmission of Covid-19 ...
Mastercard’s Airtel Investment Spotlights Africa’s Mobile Money Boom
April, 01 2021
Africa - The mobile payments surge is global in scope, touching all regions and countries. That’s especially apparent in Africa, where as reported Thursday (April 1), Airtel Africa is getting a $100 million investment from Mastercard that valued the platform at roughly $2.7 billion, and which would give Mastercard a 3.7 percent stake in the firm ...