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Equitas IPO Forges Path for Investing in Inclusive Finance

> Posted by Anna Kanze, Chief Operating Officer, Grassroots Capital Management

The initial public offering (IPO) of Chennai-based Equitas Holdings Ltd., the holding firm for the fifth-largest microlender in India, was very successful, raising nearly US$235 million (Rs 1,525 crore) and demonstrating the maturation of the microfinance and financial inclusion sectors in India. 1,394 more words

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Investing in Social Enterprise to Fight Poverty

By Rupert Scofield, President and CEO of FINCA International 

Rupert Scofield will be speaking at a dinner hosted by Women Advancing Microfinance UK on Tuesday 10th May in London. 797 more words

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In the United States, Gender Gaps in Financial Literacy and Pay Persist

> Posted by Danielle Piskadlo, Manager, Investing in Inclusive Finance, CFI

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As we say goodbye to April, I reflect on the month that since 2004 has been recognized as… 743 more words

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Why World Bank is looking up at Aadhaar Card concept?

Technology can be transformational. And India’s Aadhaar digital ID is an initiative in this direction that is estimated to save the government nearly 1 billion dollars annually by controlling corruption and promote inclusion, efficiency and innovation. 382 more words

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Changes Ahead for the Microcredit Summit Campaign

> Posted by Larry Reed, Director, Microcredit Summit Campaign

The following post was originally published on 100 Million Ideas.

Twenty years ago Sam Daley-Harris came to our offices at Opportunity International — where I then worked — and told us of his plans to hold a Microcredit Summit. 1,285 more words

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Is Weak Governance to Blame for Bank Collapses in Kenya?

> Posted by Danielle Piskadlo, Manager, Investing in Inclusive Finance, CFI

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In recent months several prominent banks in Kenya have collapsed, with Chase Bank (no relation to JPMorgan Chase) most recently… 1,232 more words

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Making Fun Work for Financial Capability

> Posted by Sonja Kelly, Director, CFI

Some financial institutions are gradually recognizing the importance of making financial products fun, but does this strategy work to build financial capability? 524 more words

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