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2010-01-20 12:00:00

Latest Release of Open Source Software for Microfinance Includes Support for Spanish and Firefox 3.0 Browser and Interface for Banking Systems SEATTLE, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grameen Foundation announced today the latest release of Mifos, its award-winning open source software platform for microfinance. Mifos 1.4 is the first version available in Spanish and also provides support for Firefox 3.0 and integration with banking and other systems. This marks a significant step...

2009-12-02 13:46:00

Inaugural Microfinance Leadership Summit focuses on helping microfinance institutions reach more of the world's poor through technology. WASHINGTON and SEATTLE, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grameen Foundation and Microsoft Corp. today announced a joint initiative to help accelerate microfinance's impact on poverty alleviation through the strategic use of technology. This initiative will kick-off today at the inaugural Microfinance Leadership Summit in Manila, the Philippines, where...

2009-12-02 10:34:00

Offers Recommendations to Help Microfinance Institutions and Clients WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grameen Foundation and Oxfam America today released a new report which examines the critical role microfinance institutions (MFIs) can play in mitigating the impact of climate change on poor people. Written by Asif Dowla, a noted microfinance expert and professor of economics at St. Mary's College, the report, Climate Change and Microfinance, points to some of the key...

2009-11-09 08:42:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nine-time X Games Gold Medalist and Rally legend, Travis Pastrana, is ready to rev up the movement to race to end poverty on this planet. Pastrana, who is already a Rally Racing Champ in America, has entered his endorsement of car #20, Race4Change (www.race4change.org), in the East African Safari Classic - one of the toughest rallies in the world. He joins the efforts of Race4Change in raising awareness, on an international level, about...

2009-10-27 08:30:00

Ingenuity Fund Will Inspire Advocates to Engage Networks, Support Fight Against Global Poverty WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grameen Foundation today launches a new online awareness campaign to activate supporters, raise awareness of pressing global poverty issues, and increase online donations by one million dollars in the next year. The funds will help the world's poorest, especially women, improve their lives and escape poverty through access to microfinance and...

2009-10-08 12:38:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Does loan product mix affect the performance of a microfinance institution? "Consumption, Commercial or Mortgage Loans: Does it Matter for MFIs in Latin America?" a new research study from The Microfinance Information Exchange, Inc. (MIX) seeks to answer that question. The paper uses data MIX collected on credit types from 322 MFIs throughout Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. The research paper is available at...

2009-08-03 08:37:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The Green Children announced their global campaign of a mission through music with the help of Whole Foods Markets and the Whole Planet Foundation. The partnership assists disadvantaged countries in advancing financially through microcredit -- a lending program designed to promote entrepreneurship and monetary growth. With the release of multiple singles, including their highly anticipated song, "Hear Me Now," available via iTunes, The Green...

2009-07-15 13:03:00

Issue focuses on the impact of the global economic crisis on microfinance WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Microfinance Information Exchange, Inc. (MIX) announced the release of the latest issue of The MicroBanking Bulletin. Issue 18 of the MBB focuses on the impact of the global economic crisis on microfinance institutions and their clients, with benchmark trend lines from MFIs (microfinance institutions) from 2005 - 2007, a robust data set that covers performance and financial...

2009-05-14 11:12:00

New Book Recommends Expansion of Microfinance and Better Financial Tools NEW YORK, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Billions of people around the world live on less than $2 per day -- what many in the developed world easily spend on a cup of coffee. As global leaders work to stabilize the financial systems of the world's largest economies, they also have an unparalleled opportunity to include poor households in meaningful reform that expands access to those who need it most. It may seem nearly...

2009-04-30 09:00:00

Donation Coincides with May 1st Publication of Dr. Saban's New Book WHAT IS YOUR SELF-WORTH? A Woman's Guide to Validation LOS ANGELES, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Author, psychologist, philanthropist and family advocate Cheryl Saban, Ph.D. is pleased to announce that her newly formed Women's Self Worth Foundation will grant ten million dollars to charitable organizations for the aiding, advancement and empowerment of girls and women. The Foundation's first one million dollar grant has been...


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