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Calgary Microcredit Conference 2011
ShelterBox and Rotary International
Social Entrepreneurship for Dummies
Another great Microcredit Conference, Victoria B.C.
Peace through Economic Development
Crime and Community Development
There is a positive correlation between crime rates and poverty and together they weaken communities by dwindling resources. Microcredit can strengthen communities through economic development by providing access to the essential component...
36 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
Self sustaining water project in Honduras through Microcredit
Partnerships Make the Near Impossible Seem Routine
Rotarians Steve Rickard, Chris Ritter, Jim Louttit and Duncan Stanners from the Calgary West Rotary Club, D5360 visited Honduras on April 18th to 24th, 2015, along with representatives from the Canadian government Department...
65 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
President's Message 2015 - 2016
As we all head toward sunny Sao Paulo, Brazil for the annual Rotary International Convention, my comments are brief. Both MicroFinance and Rotary are about leveraging our resources. It's about leveraging our money and our talents. Being from Detroit where they...
70 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
MICROCREDIT The Bigger Picture
MICROCREDIT The Bigger Picture
A video by
After two years in Bangladesh, visiting with the Grameen Bank while producing the Bonsai People - The Vision of Muhammad Yunus (http://bonsaimovie.com/), film producer and director Holly Mosher...
71 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
Grameen Foundation In Times of Change
Great leadership and a classy departure are the signs of a true visionary. Alex Counts (who humorously noted that his was one of the few names that existed as a full sentence) tells about his life and times at the helm of the Grameen Foundation. It is a truism that acknowledging the...
72 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
Can Microfinance End Poverty?
World Bank Study - Microcredit in Bangladesh is "substantially responsible for improving people's lives"
Responding to recent information (Wall Street Journal - Call for New Microcredit Models) saying "New scholarly research showing that tiny loans to poor entrepreneurs...
86 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
Microcredit Summit Campaign Joins World Bank's Financial Inclusion Efforts
Financial Access & Inclusion are Stepping Stones out of Poverty
The Microcredit Summit Campaign joins the World Bank Group and their coalition of partners -- including MasterCard, Visa, Mandiri, the State Bank of India, Equity Bank, and Bandhan -- in making a commitment to...
91 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
Bona is the new Manager of Economic & Community Development for The Rotary Foundation
For Bonaventure, helping underserved communities is "empowering them to make meaningful change and promote their own priorities."
Bonaventure joins Rotary after more than two years in Haiti, where he was the Country Director for an international NGO focused on education and...
96 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
Calls Grow for a New Microloans Model
New scholarly research showing that tiny loans to poor entrepreneurs fail to raise incomes prompts fresh debate,
By ERIC BELLMAN - Wall Street Journal March 17, 2015 5:30 p.m. ET Some of the world's top experts in microlending recently gathered to debate a hot topic: Has...
110 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
Opportunity International Canada - 2014 Financials
Some people say we are in the "family business" and I would have to agree with that. Opportunity International is all about giving hope, dignity and a future to families all over the world. I am pleased to say that this is exactly what you will read in this year's annual report....
243 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
Indianapolis Rotary Sponsors Bank in Calnali, Mexico
Rotary Club of Indianapolis, Indiana - Calnali Mexico Microfinance Project
Sara is obviously proud of the microcredit work done in conjunction with her Rotary partners. They have successfully grown in five years, to include 243 borrowers with an average loan size of just...
259 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
Ultra Poor Graduation Program with BRAC & Rotary
The BRAC Ultra Poor Graduation Initiative: Tackling Global Poverty from the Bottom
The BRAC Ultra Poor Graduation Initiative is a movement to end ultra poverty, anchored by BRAC, by catalyzing the global adoption and implementation of its Graduation program through...
260 days ago by SDR, Category: Microcredit
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