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2011-03-22 10:15:00

NEW YORK, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 31, theaters across the country will host a special media event, introducing American audiences to the potential for microfinance in the United States, and the magic of Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus's Grameen Bank. Gayle Ferraro's film "To Catch a Dollar: Muhammad Yunus Banks on America" will play in theaters nationwide and will be accompanied by a taped discussion with Dr. Yunus, moderated by financial expert and CNBC anchor...

2011-03-22 08:07:00

New Book by MIT Economist Robert M. Townsend Establishes Foundation for Analyzing the Impact of Financial Policies in Developing Countries CHICAGO, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ever since widespread defaults on microloans in India thrust the microfinance industry into crisis, a compelling and fundamental question has been renewed: How do we determine what impact financial innovations and financial policy changes will have on the economies of developing countries? (Logo:...

2011-03-14 22:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kredits, a leading provider of technology solutions for microfinance institutions ("MFIs"), today announced it has received a USD $4.5 million investment from Sophia ApS, a Danish investment vehicle. Kredits will use the investment to accelerate delivery of new technologies and expand its global client services presence. Since 1998, Kredits has been at the forefront of delivering state-of-the-art and cost-effective technology solutions for...

2011-03-02 13:55:00

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Grameen Bank Founder Muhammad Yunus*, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer, and Spanish Secretary of State for International Cooperation Soraya Rodriguez Ramos are slated to join microfinance expert Larry Reed and Microcredit Summit Campaign Director Sam Daley-Harris to launch the State of the Microcredit Summit Campaign Report 2011. The report will address recent controversies...

2011-02-24 14:07:00

RICHMOND, British Columbia, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nature's Path Organic Foods is joining forces with Whole Foods Market's nonprofit Whole Planet Foundation to help shoppers donate to fight global poverty and spread the love around the world. Nature's Path is launching Love Crunch - a delicious, limited edition dark chocolate granola - exclusively at Whole Foods Market. For every box sold, Nature's Path will donate $1 - up to $25,000 - to the Whole Planet Foundation to help...

2010-12-02 00:00:48

VanillaSoft announced today that it has selected micro lending as its 2011 social community initiative and will partner with Kiva as the platform to make micro loans to entrepreneurs and small businesses across the globe. Plano, TX (PRWEB) December 1, 2010 VanillaSoft announced today that it has selected micro lending as its 2011 social community initiative and will partner with Kiva as the platform to make micro loans to entrepreneurs and small businesses across the globe. VanillaSoft,...

2010-11-03 00:00:41

Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus Joins mHealth Alliance Board Inventor of micro-credit and leader in helping the world's poor joins mobile health group Dhaka, Bangladesh and Washington, DC (Vocus) November 2, 2010 The mHealth Alliance, a group that is leveraging the growing reach of wireless technologies to support improved health delivery and outcomes in underserved communities today announced the appointment of Professor Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Movement and winner of the 2006...

2010-10-14 13:13:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund today announced nearly $1.5 million in new grants that will further help individuals, families, communities, and enterprises achieve their full potential in post-earthquake Haiti. With a focus on longer-term reconstruction - especially job creation and the promotion of economic opportunity - the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund continues to work toward a more vibrant, decentralized, inclusive, and competitive economy in...

2010-08-11 07:30:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FNDS3000 Corp (OTC Bulletin Board: FDTC) (Frankfurt: "FT4," A0MWLG), an international prepaid processing company currently introducing electronic payment solutions to the South African market, today issued an update related to its prepaid microfinance card program currently being offered to micro-lending institutions in South Africa, which provide small business and personal loans to business owners and individuals. As addressed in...

2010-07-01 07:00:00

BEIJING, July 1 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Construction Bank (CCB) and leading online wholesale marketplace DHgate.com yesterday signed a strategic cooperation agreement, marking the beginning of a pioneering microloan initiative. The initial phase of this partnership will see the joint development of a new line of credit products designed to help China's international export-oriented small and medium enterprises (SMEs) overcome financing barriers. The "eMicro" network of credit...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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