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2014-07-09 08:35:03

TORONTO, LONDON and MUMBAI, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InfrasoftTech today announced that United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)'s Microfinance Department, has gone live on OMNIEnterprise Microfinance Solution in four territories of its operations, automating their entire business processes, credit risk management and financial compliance. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130422/610789) The Microfinance department at UNRWA wanted a highly...

2014-07-01 12:25:19

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The annual CGAP Photo Contest, which aims to highlight stand-out photography from amateurs and professionals around the world depicting financial inclusion, is now open for entries. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please visit: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7065952-cgap-2014-photo-contest-financial-inclusion http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140701/123582 Submit your entries to the 2014 CGAP Photo...

2014-07-01 08:36:06

BERLIN, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mentors International [http://www.mentorsinternational.org ], a non-profit organisation that uses microenterprise, mentoring, and business training to alleviate poverty worldwide, is implementing Mambu [http://www.mambu.com ]'s cloud banking platform across its entire network, spanning five countries worldwide. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130924/642408-a ) Currently active in the Philippines, Guatemala,...

Childhood Malnutrition Linked To Higher Blood Pressure In Adulthood
2014-07-01 03:29:28

American Heart Association Severe malnutrition in childhood may increase the risk for high blood pressure in adulthood — a possible significant impact on global health, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. Inadequate nutrition before birth and up to age 5 may harm the heart’s development, researchers said. “If nutritional needs are not met during this time, when structures of the body are highly susceptible to potentially...

2014-06-30 23:20:05

Kiva.org and Grameen-Jameel Microfinance Ltd. Launch “Change is in Your Hands" Campaign to Alleviate Poverty Through Entrepreneurship in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey San Francisco, California (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 June 30, 2014 — As the world continues to watch events of trauma, hope, conflict, innovation and resilience unfold throughout the Middle East, Kiva.org and Grameen-Jameel Microfinance Ltd. have partnered to launch “Change is in Your Hands.” The campaign...

2014-06-30 16:22:10

LANSING, Mich., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scott Woosley, executive director of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), today announced MSHDA has been awarded LEED'' Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The LEED rating system is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance....

2014-06-26 23:13:40

ISAR extends a heartfelt invitation to all veteran International Homeless Animals’ Day event coordinators, as well to new ones, to join together on Saturday, August 16, 2014 in commemorating ISAR’s 23rd annual International Homeless Animals’ Day. Clarks Summit, PA (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Since modest beginnings in 1992, ISAR’s conceived and commemorated International Homeless Animals’ Day has consistently grown in size and content annually thanks to the worldwide participation of...

2014-06-17 08:31:53

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wasil Foundation, a Pakistan-based microfinance institution, won the Islamic Microfinance Challenge, a global contest to identify innovative Sharia-compliant financial products. Wasil won the $100,000 grant award for its package of products aimed specifically at smallholder farmers. To view multimedia assets associated with this release, please click here:...

2014-06-17 04:20:41

BANGALORE, India and WARREN, New Jersey, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud-based platform to improve the working condition of waste pickers and integrate them into mainstream economy Mindtree [http://www.mindtree.com ], a global technology services company, today announced the launch of 'I Got Garbage' (IGG - http://www.igotgarbage.com), a cloud-based platform aimed to simplify waste management and transform every waste picker in...

2014-05-28 04:25:15

HONG KONG, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global microfinance network makes strategic move to cloud and mobile Mambu, the cloud banking platform provider, has been selected by Opportunity International, the global microfinance network, as its core banking platform for small and medium business lending in China. Opportunity International (OI) is Mambu's first customer in China. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130924/642408-a ) Building on its...


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