Microfinance

Raising Capital in the Capital: Kiva's Microlending Program Comes to Washington

Now anyone in the world with an Internet connection and $25 can help fund loans to support small business entrepreneurs in America's capital

Impact Investments: Creating Positive Impact Beyond Financial Return

An emerging asset class goes beyond socially responsible investing to seek social and environmental impact in addition to generating profit

Help, I Need Somebody: The Economic and Social Power of Cooperatives

"Oh I get by with a little help from my friends." -- John Lennon and Paul McCartney, The Beatles, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," 1967

Tony Muljadi, Exclusive Justmeans Q&A, Part 2

Don't think a business can make a profit while solving a social problem? Tony Muljadi, co-chair of Harvard's 13th annual Social Enterprise Conference, wants to make you a believer

The Hottest Trend in Microfinance: Village Savings and Loan Associations

"Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs), based in the community, are complementary to MFIs, tending to serve the very poor whose income is irregular and less reliable and who may not be full-time business people." -- Hugh Allen, founder, VSL Associates, and Mark Staehle, enterprise advisor, Chars Livelihoods Programme

The Green Envelope Please: The 2012 FT/IFC Sustainable Finance Awards

"These awards recognize the key role that sustainable finance can play in creating jobs, fighting climate change, and improving access to finance." -- Lars Thunell, Executive Vice President and CEO, International Finance Corporation

The Paris Appeal: A Call for Microfinance Reform

"You need different regulation for microfinance; sometimes that's hard to get." -- Lars Thunell, Executive Vice President and CEO, International Finance Corporation

A Little Money Goes a Long Way: A Record 137 Million Microloans Issued to the World’s Poorest in 2010

"If you are talking about the...poorest segment, the question is, do they really see themselves in the long run? Do they have dreams? My experience most of them don’t. The only thing that concerns them is the day to day, how they will survive today and tomorrow." -- Gilbert Maramba, Negros Women of Tomorrow Foundation, Philippines

Kilimo Salama: Farmers in Kenya Cash in on a New Microinsurance Program

"Insurance...offers significant capacity and ability to understand, manage, and spread risks associated with weather-related events...increasingly so in developing countries and economies in transition." -- Evan Mills, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory[1] It's not easy being a farmer in Kenya, where less than a fifth of the land is suitable for cultivati

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