TOPIC: MICRO FINANCE (19)

Kiva

http://www.kiva.org

Kiva is the world's first and largest crowdfunding platform for social good. Kiva is a nonprofit organization that aims to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty and expand economic opportunity. Since 2005, Kiva and their growing global community of 950,000 lenders have crowdfunded more than $450 million in microloans to over 1 million entrepreneurs in 65 countries, with a 98.9% repayment rate. Visitors can browse the website to see profiles and stories of borrowers seeking loans for school tuitions and supplies, expanding their business, access to clean/green energy products and more. You can choose someone to lend $25 or more to and when your loan is repaid you can relend to another person or withdraw you money from the system.

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Micro Loans, Kiva, Crowdfunding, Lend, Loan

End Poverty

http://www.endpoverty.org

endPoverty.org helps enable the very poor of the world to lift themselves, their families and their communities out of poverty. We provide small loans, business training and community development programs through a network of locally-led organizations in twelve countries to equip poor families to improve their lives.

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Micro Finance, End Poverty, Families, Poor

Healthline Crowdfunding

http://www.healthline.com/health/online-medical-fundraising

Healthline's crowdfunding tool makes medical fundraising easy, enabling users to give help and hope to friends, family and grups they believe in. On the FundRazr-backed platform, users specify a fundraising goal and deadline, then use social media to get the word out. As campaigns progress, campaigners can provide updates to thank existing donors and encourage new ones, all the while feeling good about making a positive difference. 

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Healthline, Crowd-Funding, Health, Fundraising, FundRazr

KickStart

http://www.kickstart.org

KickStart’s goal is to get millions of people out of poverty quickly, cost effectively and sustainably. KickStart creates opportunities for poor, rural, entrepreneurial farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa to make money and offers a permanent solution to address the deepest root of poverty; lack of income.

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KickStart, Economic Growth, Jobs, Employment, Africa, Entrepreneurs

Microfinance Focus

http://www.microfinancefocus.com

Microfinance Focus is an online knowledge platform about microfinance and sustainable development. Our worldwide recognition has been driven by a great need for shared information regarding the microfinance industry. Much of our growth can be attributed to our commitment to help the industry excel by plugging the knowledge gap, via free access to news and information that will benefit microfinance institutions (MFIs) and their practitioners.

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Microfinance Focus, Microfinance

Women's World Banking

http://www.swwb.org

The mission of the Women's World Banking global network is to expand the economic assets, participation and power of low-income women and their households by helping them access financial services, knowledge and markets

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Women's World Banking, Micro Finance, Microloan

ASA

http://asa.org.bd

The institutional mission of ASA is to support and strengthen the economy at the bottom of the socio-economic pyramid by facilitating access to financial services for the poor, marginalized and disadvantaged.

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ASA, Economy, Microfinance, Financial Services

ACCION

http://www.accion.org

Accion is a global nonprofit dedicated to creating a financially inclusive world where people have the financial tools they need to improve their lives. We are building the next generation of top-tier microfinance institutions, accelerating start-up companies that serve the poor through our impact-investing initiatives, and helping to create a strong industry with high standards. Over more than 50 years, Accion has helped create 63 microfinance institutions in 32 countries on four continents that today reach millions of clients. The Accion U.S. Network is the largest microfinance network in the United States and has served hundreds of thousands of clients with loans and support

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ACCION, Micro Finance, Financial Access, Business Training, Micro Loans

Pro Mujer

http://promujer.org

Pro Mujer provides poor women in Latin America with the means to build livelihoods for themselves and futures for their families through microfinance, business training and health care support.

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Pro Mujer, Micro Finance, Latin America, Women, Empowerment

Blassys...the Microenterprise eMagazine

http://www.blassys.com

Blassys … the Microenterprise eMagazine, is an online publication about microfinance and microenterpreneurs’ efforts, gains, and challenges. Our goal is to inform, educate, and entertain by bringing to our readers universal spectrum of ideas on Microfinance as well as thoughtful opinions by practitioners, scholars, professionals and of course, the microenterpreneurs.

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Blassys, Microfinance, Microenterprise, Microentrepreneurs

The Adventure Project

http://theadventureproject.org

The Adventure Project is a non-profit organization established to increase investments in positive social enterprises around the world. Founded in 2010 by Becky Straw & Jody Landers, who met while traveling through Liberia, West Africa. They have joined forces to raise awareness and funds to support the world’s most-effective social ventures.

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The Adventure Project, Investment, Social Enterprise, Social Ventures, Africa

Grameen Foundation

http://grameenfoundation.org

At Grameen Foundation our goal is simple – we want to see poor people, especially the poorest and those living in harder to reach areas, have access to microfinance and technology and as a result of access to these services, move themselves out of poverty.

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Greameen Foundation, Microfinance

GoGetFunding

http://gogetfunding.com

GoGetFunding is a crowdfunding website that lets you raise money for anything that matters to you. From personal causes and events to projects and more. We’ve helped people from all over the world raise millions online.

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Fundraising, Causes, Volunteer Mzansi AFRIKA

Modest Needs

https://www.modestneeds.org

At Modest Needs, we empower members of the general public to make small, emergency grants to low-income workers who are at risk of slipping into poverty. Our mission is to keep people self-sufficient by crowdfunding requests from those living paycheck-to-paycheck when they’re faced with unexpected or emergency expenses. 
With the help of our generous donors, we stop people from entering the cycle of poverty before it can begin.

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Modest Needs, Micro Giving, Grants, Crowdfunding

Raven+Lily

http://www.ravenandlily.com

Raven + Lily is a socially responsible brand dedicated to empowering women through design partnerships and sustainable economic opportunities.

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Raven Lily, Women, Africa, India, Empowerment, Jewelery