Latest Microcredit Stories

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...

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.

2010-06-15 01:01:35

A nation’s economy plays a surprisingly large role in the success or failure of microfinance – the practice of making small loans to farmers or business owners too poor to provide collateral.

2010-04-22 13:00:00

SAN DIEGO, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Archivalife(TM) is helping women in poverty this Mother's Day by donating $10 to the Foundation for Women for each memory keeper album purchase, and donating $100 for every 100 Facebook "likes." The donations will help eliminate global poverty by providing microcredit loans to widows in Liberia.

2010-04-15 09:00:00

A portion of the proceeds from this author event will be donated to Fonkoze, Haiti's alternative bank for the organized poor WASHINGTON, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Perry Hooks and Loretta Yenson, Co-Founders of Hooks Book Events, are pleased to partner with the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center and Robert H.

2010-03-29 01:00:00

FRANKFURT and WASHINGTON, March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Investments, the world's first microinsurance fund, announced today that it has surged past its $100 million target capitalization, months ahead of schedule.

Word of the Day
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.