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Why I Commit...Child & Youth Finance International

The Campaign sat down with commitment makers at the 17th Microcredit Summit and asked them what making a commitment meant to them. Hear what those leaders had to say in the “Why I Commit…” video series. 31 more words

Poverty Alleviation

Combating the Discrimination of Disabled People in Microfinance Lending

> Posted by Debashis Sarker, Centre for European Research in Microfinance (CERMi) and University of Mons, Belgium

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With estimates indicating that less than 1 percent of microfinance clients around the world are persons with disabilities (PwDs), it’s clear that sizable barriers exist to the financial inclusion of this largely unbanked population segment. 940 more words

Center For Financial Inclusion

Ria discusses Financial Inclusion at Remittance Gateway to Africa Forum

Currently Ria has almost 15,000 locations in Africa.

We’re very proud of what we’re achieving there and are actively seeking ways to be even more effective in the area of Financial Inclusion. 807 more words

Ria Highlights

Modi's claims about Jan Dhan Yojana are, shall we say, exaggerated

Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed full credit for bringing financial inclusion to the people India in his 25 May 2015 speech in Mathura.

We opened bank accounts for the poor.

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Narendra Modi

Jan-Dhan Yojana: A repeat of an experiment from 2005; not an improvement


This notification was brought out close to a decade ago by the RBI, an organization that has refrained from rhetoric and publicity. To avoid political twists to this story, I would not bring up the aspect that this was a consequence of the budget speech vision shared by the then UPA-I finance minister. 1,286 more words


Pursuing Better Microfinance Governance in South Sudan

> Posted by Alison Slack, Associate, CFI

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As CEO of the South Sudan Microfinance Development Facility, Elijah Chol is tasked with helping develop the financial inclusion sector in his fledgling country. 679 more words

Center For Financial Inclusion

Voices from the Field: Beth Porter

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In preparation for our 18th Microcredit Summit, the Campaign conducted a Listening Tour from December 2014 through February 2015. 1,885 more words