microfinance

We found evidence of a negative relationship between women’s participation in microfinance and gender inequality.
Islamic Relief is supporting efforts to improve the global regulatory environment, with the aim of achieving wider uptake
By Lorena Rios and Alejandro Hernández From the Multilateral Investment Fund Trends blog However, a newer innovation is another
Barry Segal, the founder of Segal Family Foundation, always says you can't be "all over the lot." Or to borrow from this
In addition to microloans to small businesses, Opportunity Fund also promotes microsavings. This program matches every dollar
Why? Getting your period is one of the biggest reasons for girls to miss school in these communities, making them more likely
At the NATO summit in Warsaw, German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered her support for a continued NATO presence in Afghanistan, citing a need to stem the persistently high levels of Afghan immigration to Germany and Europe.
Leaders in the financial inclusion space can help close this financing gap by recognizing the factors that contribute to
The move to mobile in the savings and lending groups capitalizes on the increasing accessibility and use of mobile technology in Africa, even in some of the remotest areas.
I founded and run an organization that includes an orphanage, and I hate orphanages. Just one of the many mind-bending situations you find yourself in when working in community development, halfway around the world.
Single mothers running small stores, struggling to buy their children school uniforms as they work long hours to make ends meet. That was the image that stuck with Matthew Flannery when he was in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya more than a decade ago.
When I decided to spend most of a year living and volunteering in Tanzania, I said early on that I didn't want to do orphanage work. I love kids, always have, and for exactly that reason, I thought it would be too sad to be around traumatized, orphaned children. I couldn't have been more wrong.
Using small first loans as tests for credit-worthiness allowed us to safely transition to a mostly automated vetting process
Talk about going from dream watcher to dream catcher! Even more phenomenal is learning how Megan leaned into fear which ultimately
Kimberly: About 21 years ago, right around the time I gave birth to my daughter, I began to wonder if I could be part of
In places where billions of women still eke out a living and care for their families amid extreme poverty, one can find examples
On March 8, International Women's Day will be here again -- and while this is a prompt to celebrate all the great things women are accomplishing around the world, this year, I cannot help but have a heavy heart around a sobering message.
I am sitting cross-legged on the floor of Mendoza's modest show-room, a cement shack painted yellow and stacked with blankets and tapestries for sale. About a dozen tourists from around the world sit in clusters around me, watching Mendoza's 80-year-old mother prepare the wool for spinning
From Shari Jones' project to bring vegan nutrition education to South Central LA, to Terrance Ransom's Oakland, CA-based project to help kids heal from grief and loss through video games, this week we are proud to support another crop of seeds of change in our world.