Poverty Alleviation: Reaching out to disadvantaged communities — by Alphonce Shiundu on D+C, Development and Cooperation EU | Impact of the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

To understand the impact of the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), one has to look at specific programmes. The foundation has improved the lives of many people on Kenya’s ocean coast for example. A mosque in Mombasa In Mombasa and the neighbouring counties of Kilifi and Kwale, the AKF has been engaged in pre-primary and primary…

Video: Grameen Bank Founder Has Tips for Entrepreneurs

  World Bank Veröffentlicht am 27.07.2015 In the world of microfinance, Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus is a rock star. He was the founder of the Grameen Bank that provides small, low-cost loans to people seeking to pull themselves out of poverty. Join the World Bank Group’s Pabsy Pabalan and get his insight into…

India: DCB Bank to tap Punjab’s small units — Business Standard com

DCB Bank, a new-generation private-sector bank, has set its eyes on Punjab and will tap towns with industrial clusters. Predominantly an agricultural state, Punjab has close to 250,000 micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and, despite a slowdown in overall economic growth, they are doing better than their peers located in other parts of the…

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Otorbaev discussed development projects with head of AKDN Representative — Kabar news

Prime Minister Otorbaev discussed development projects with head of AKDN Representation in the KR Nurjehan Mavani ***** Bishkek, June 17 / Kabar /. Kyrgyz Prime Minister Dzhomart Otorbaev received head of the Aga Khan Development Network Representation in Kyrgyzstan Nurjehan Mawani, the Government’s press service reports. Opening the meeting, Otorbaev thanked AKDN for assistance in…

Rooted in Resilience: From Crisis to Opportunity — Partnership in Action org

Microfinance loan recipients in Mali. In sync with the release of our Annual Report, we are launching our June blog series, “Rooted in Resilience: From Crisis to Opportunity.” The series celebrates the resilience and ingenuity of the communities where we work. You can download our 2013 annual report here. The stories demonstrate the impact our…

The First MicroFinanceBank Chitral Region won the National Micro-Entrepreneurship Award–2012 — Chitral Times com

CHITRAL: The First MicroFinanceBank’s clients, Ms. Qurban Bibi from Booni, Chitral won the “Best National Micro-Entrepreneur Award” and Ms. Maryam Batool from Skardu won the “Best Regional Micro-Entrepreneur Award” at the recently organized Citi-PPAF Micro-entrepreneurship Awards 2012 ceremony in Islamabad. Mr. Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Planning & Development was the Chief Guest for the…

Approximately 18,000 Loans Granted to Rural Women Development Projects – SANA News on Aga Khan Network and other agencies initiatives in Syria

Nov 10, 2012 DAMASCUS, (SANA) – The rural woman projects carried out by the Agriculture Ministry in cooperation with several bodies contribute to empowering women economically through establishing small productive projects that ensure income for women and their families and help them improve their living conditions. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Arab…

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signs further agreements with (FMFB-P) and Aga Khan Development Network’s Institutions on assisting with the microfinance operation in Pakistan says Business Insights news

  Japan International Cooperation Agency signs Private Sector Investment Finance Agreement with the First Micro Finance Bank Limited-Pakistan — assisting with the microfinance operation and promoting access to finance in Pakistan – Business Insights News story,  March 21, 2012     Tokyo: In Tokyo today, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a subscription agreement with the…

Aga Khan Development Network and the Japan International Cooperation Agency Deepen Partnership in Asia and Africa – JICA Press Release

  March 8, 2012 Mr. Aly Nazerali, the Aga Khan Foundation’s CEO and AKDN’s Senior Advisor on Policy and Institutional Relations(left), and Mr. Masato Watanabe, Vice President of JICA (right) shakes hands after signing an agreement. Tokyo, 8 March 2012 — The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed…

India: The AKDN in India Brochure (2011) – Relief Web News

  Aga Khan Development Network   Download PDF (2.02 MB)   On a visit to an AKDN rural support programme in the mid-1980s, His Highness the Aga Khan saw that, contrary to prevailing thinking that suggested rising incomes alone would solve poverty, there was a need to bring a variety of inputs and disciplines to…

Citi Microfinance supports participation of microfinance and nonprofit institutions at Toronto International Microfinance Summit – CNW News

TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2011 /CNW/ – Toronto International Microfinance Summit announced today that Citi Microfinance is providing $25,000 to enable the attendance of select representatives of microfinance and nonprofit institutions at its 2011 conference, taking place at Toronto’s Allstream Centre this month. In its third year, the Summit is comprised of two events: a fundraising…

The MasterCard Foundation enables students to explore micro-entrepreneurship and financial inclusion at Toronto conference – News Wire Canada

TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2011 /CNW/ – Toronto International Microfinance Summit announced today The MasterCard Foundation is providing 100 college and university students with financial assistance to attend its conference at Toronto’s Allstream Centre September 17, 2011. In its third year, the Summit is comprised of two events, a fundraising Gala (Sept 16) and the micro…

Bicycles Change Lives in Sub-Saharan Africa – VOA Com News

Entrepreneur Frederick Day gives 70,000 rugged bikes to the world’s poorest people Photo: Leah Missbach Day Seen here working with bike mechanics in rural Africa, F.K. Day has given away over 70,000 bikes so far in Zambia and other Sub-Saharan African countries. . When Frederick Day was a little boy his dreams kept him awake…