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I'm a bank - well, with the help of Kiva.org!

Jason Womack

Intercontinental Ballistic Microfinance from Kiva Microfunds on Vimeo. What happens when 620,000 lenders fund 615,000 entrepreneurs, students, and other microfinance borrowers around the world? What is Kiva.org? Check out www. OjaiKivaClub.com and this incredible visualization. Five+ years of Kiva loan activity, in full color.

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How Can I Start My Own Business?

Strategy Driven

Microfinance organizations provide small loans in order to help entrepreneurs get their business off the ground in the beginning. For more information on microfinancing, consider this article on: what is microfinance ? Microfinancing is an option for those who want to achieve their dreams but have no collateral to do so.

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How to Raise Money as a Business

Strategy Driven

Some alternative sources of funding for businesses include: Grants from government agencies or private foundations Microfinance organisations that provide small loans to entrepreneurs in developing countries. What are some alternative sources of funding for businesses?

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Do Teams Work Best When The Stakes Are High?

The Horizons Tracker

This process, which they refer to as gradualism, is commonly used in team building and training initiatives, and are also common in the field of microfinance.

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Innovating The Brick-and-Mortar Injustice Infrastructure

Mills Scofield

This week''s post is by Andy Posner , Co-Founder & Executive Director of Capital Good Fund ( CGF ), a non-profit microfinance organization targeting the root causes of poverty through innovative micro-loans and personal financial coaching. It’s time for us to finally put poverty out of business for good. [1]

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Can Impact Investing Avoid the Failures of Microfinance?

Harvard Business Review

Impact investing can learn from the history of microfinance — the provision of debt and other financial services to the poor — an industry that was at a similar stage 15 years ago. Lessons from Microfinance. There are two major debates in particular about microfinance that are relevant for the impact investment industry.

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Learning from Microfinance's Woes

Harvard Business Review

A few weeks ago, I attended a lecture about microfinance, and got sucker-punched. Expecting to hear a litany of pros and cons about the business, and an exploration of good and bad models, I was instead greeted with a knockout punch: Microfinance doesn't work, at least not in the way we think it does. That's nice.